[RWD] Hans Zimmer – Time (Orkidea’s Dream Mix)

2011 | Not On Label

2011 | Not On Label

The ReWind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.

Movie watching is not what you’d call one of my top priorities. That said, of the few movies I have watched, Inception is undoubtedly one of my favourites. I suppose the thing that I find interesting about it is not merely the idea explored in the plot, but the overall atmosphere that Christopher Nolan has created. It goes without saying that the soundtrack also played a major role in the successful creation of said atmosphere.

The OST has received favorable reviews among critics, some of them even calling it Hans Zimmer’s best work in years. There is however one track I’d like to focus on in particular: Time.

Probably the most striking thing about the track is the use of the french horn, which sounds absolutely amazing alongside the strings. Zimmer described the OST as a “very electronic” body of work, so you’d think it would lend itself well to being remixed. And you’d be right.

While there are a good few remixes around, none of them has managed to get my attention quite like Orkidea‘s Dream Mix. The more progressive of the rework pair he’s done for Time, the Dream Mix effortlessly wraps around Hans’ composition (emphasized in the breakdown). A terrific demonstration of Orkidea’s production prowess, it makes use of a deep but subtle base, tight percussion, and stretched out vocal chops, giving it an air of mystery that’s reminiscent of the original version. Not only is this one of the best reinterpretations I’ve heard, it is (amazingly) also available for free.

With that said, it’s time to wrap it up and let the music do the talking. See you next week.

Country: Finland / Style: Progressive Trance / Year: 2011 / Free Download

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