Clint Mansell / Kronos Quartet, The Fountain

Sam Adams

By Sam Adams

on 02.19.12 in Reviews

The Fountain OST

Clint Mansell / Kronos Quartet

It may be Darren Aronofsky’s most (wrongly) maligned movie, but even those who flinched from his cosmic fairy tale can luxuriate in its score. Availing himself of the Kronos Quartet and Mogwai, composer Clint Mansell, who also penned the much-recycled theme for Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, moves from melancholy strings through Tibetan chant and feedback storms, climaxing with the stellar sweep of “Death Is the Road to Awe.” Both epic and intimate, The Fountain‘s soundtrack goes around the galaxy only to find its way back home.