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hans zimmer - time

Music is wonderful. Music is everlasting. It is the vast ocean that takes us to innumerable emotional depths and then brings back to the surface, making us feel relaxed and refreshed. And when combined with subtle yet powerful lyrics, the culmination becomes an everlasting manifestation of rhyme and rhythm.



As I delve deep into the art of self-discovery, I review and pay my tribute, some of the most Amazing English Movie OSTs, that have moved me emotionally and motivate me every time, I feel let down by this world.

I believe that the lyrics are as important as the music, but it is the music, I feel that gets my heart beating, racing and thumping. It is more apt, when you listen to a song that has no lyrics. You are not bound by the words that invoke emotions. You are bound by the imagination of a different person who pens the lyrics. And you are free to choose your path and take the music, as it goes. While I believe every composer, arranger, or a musician, throws his sound, hinting at different parallels of emotions, there are some who just let you embark on a journey, that is just about self-discovery.

Taking that path, I have understood, that self-discovery is one of the attributes of music. It just cannot be ignored.

As I delve deep into the art of self-discovery, I review and pay my tribute, some of the most Amazing English Movie OSTs, that have moved me emotionally and motivate me every time, I feel let down by this world.


So my pick for this week is and number 1 in my all-time favourites, TIME by Hans Zimmer. From master director, Christopher Nolan’s Inception (2010).

I have been listening to Hans Zimmer, for quite a long time now, and I feel there are some patterns to his music. His love for simple sounds, and pairing them with contradictory drums, that are sometimes just rude to hear. It just feels like, he is anticipating you to fall into his melody trap, and then just jolts you with sudden drums and noises. Especially, if you hear the OST for Dark Knight Trilogy, which was again one of his many great albums.

TIME, starts just like that, like a soothing lullaby. With only handful instruments playing on and a new one being added after one cycle. There are so many layers and layers of composition around every corner, and arranging that pattern is itself an art. A very simple tune of piano strings, which is then looped and repeated a number of times. This construction of simple piano strokes, is very soothing and calming. I just love the simple beginning of the track.

Moving ahead, TIME picks up very beautifully, with the first part of track repeating itself and then adding on some elements that bring in an extra substance of value and try to take you deep into its emotions.

This for me is a simple representation of “EVERYDAY”.  Every day, you have the sunrise, you have the sun set, go to work and do your daily chores. But every day is different. Even though you have so many repetitive tasks that you do daily, there is something new that is being added to your daily living. You meet new people, or the same person talks to you in a different way, you are happy some days and you are sad some days. That amalgamation of repetitive living, along with new experiences, is what I feel is called as a Lifetime. And Hans, has just captured both Life and Time in a very beautiful composition.

I would want to talk about the second part of the track, but that is very dear and personal to me. I feel it is up to every individual, on how he/she wants to take this track and would want to rediscover themselves. The second part is every motivating and gives you a deep sense of satisfaction. Such sounds, when clubbed along with creative visualization, will help a lot in achieving one’s goals, and provide and deep connection with oneself.

Yes, I may be sounding a little bit spiritual, but music is all about it. Isn't it? - Abhay Shashank


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2018