Thursday, March 11, 2010
Posted by Steven Hummel
Clint Mansell is my favorite current film music composer. Although some of my affinity for him is undoubtedly linked to his collaboration with Darren Aronofsky (Pi, The Fountain), a good portion of it also has to do with the way he musically skullfucks the viewer with his haunting, brooding compositions that fit perfectly with Aronofsky's psychological thrillers. Likewise, I think that Lady Gaga is doing some of the most exciting things for pop music since Madonna; she's managed to construct this larger-than-life persona who's wonderfully eccentric and still musically talented. Just look at this YouTube video of her performing without all the frills—this girl's got some pipes, and even sitting down at a keyboard in an empty studio, her energy and showmanship (showomanship?) come through.
So where am I going with this? As I surfed around the blogosphere today, I stumbled upon this mashup by your run-of-the-mill YouTube DJ, but the pairing intrigued me and actually functions decently well. That said, I still despise mashups in general, but they're part of the whole blogging gig, so Muzjiks will cover it. Hope you enjoy. And as always, feel free to leave comments; we encourage discussion.
Lady Gaga vs. Clint Mansell: "Requiem for a Romance (Robin Skouteris Mix)" [alt]