19 July 2016

Journey East

 An epic journey through exotic eastern lands via some favorite movie soundtracks and a few lesser-known tracks. 

We start our journey leaving home and saying Farewell At The Coast, following Rob The Physician towards Persia in search of knowledge and answers. We travel The Pilgrim Road hopping to find The King(dom of heaven) finally taking rest at The Imperial City at the center of The Great Middle East. Weary from our journey, we are lured by seductive Desert Mermaids into the Temple of De'Light. Having succumbed to Avaritia we slip into a deep sleep, dreaming of the great Ganges, lulled further into dreams by Pi's Lullaby on the First Night, First Day. We awake inspired by our visions, our Asian Destiny calls us further east, Before Time steals away our adventure. Our long journey may leave us Yearning For Peace but we must join the Hero, wary of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and other unknown dangers as we travel the Silk Road. Luck is with us and we find Safe Passage, finally joining Katsumoto The Last Samurai as he finds A Small Measure of Peace (and perfect cherry blossoms)

[00:00] Farewell at the Coast 
[03:19] The Physician Suite  
from The Physician soundtrack by Ingo Ludwig Frenzel
[10:39] The Pilgrim Road
[14:34] The King
from The Kingdom of Heaven soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams
[20:04] The Imperial City
from Rebirth by BrunuhVille
[23:33] The Great Middle East (feat. Aliye) 
from Earth by Michael Maas
[25:52] Desert Mermaids 
from Anima by BrunuhVille
[28:45] Temple of De'Light
from Gateways of Consciousness by Kaminanda
[34:49] Avaritia 
from Diva by Martins Garden and Yechidah
[41:19] Ganges (feat. Sunil Kant Saxena)
from Earth by Michael Maas
[43:47] Pi's Lullaby
[47:17] First Night, First Day 
from The Life of Pi soundtrack by Mychael Danna
[50:46] Asian Destiny (feat. Deborah Tan)
from Earth by Michael Maas
[53:00] Before Time
from Sun by Thomas Bergersen
[55:11] Yearning for the Peace
[58:24] Hero: Overture
from Hero soundtrack by Tan Dun, Itzhak Perlman, Kodo
[60:02] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
[65:47] Silk Road
from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack by Tan Dun with Yo-Yo Ma
[68:46] Safe Passage
[73:36] A Small Measure Of Peace
from The Last Samurai soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

Cover art by James Gurney