In independent filmmaker Shane Carruth's new feature, Upstream Color, the score not only goes perfectly with the film, but also stands alone as a great piece of music. Upstream Color premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where audiences, including myself, were left mesmerized. It was a beautiful and compelling film in which I couldn't have a meaningful conversation with someone unless they've watched it themselves. Carruth has a unique way of making the viewer feel just as confused as his characters, but never leaving the audience unsatisfied. Nevertheless, the last 20 minutes of the film offers the best of its score. It is incredibly mysterious, romantic, and thrilling all at the same time. The score is filled with slow build-ups and lengthy ethereal falls. I'm sure Carruth intended for the music to make the viewer feel completely apart of this overwhelming world.
Check out my favorite track from the Upstream Color score - "As If It Would Have A Universal And Memorable Ending". To listen to the entire score visit the Upstream Color Soundcloud page.
P.S. Check out the film when it hits your city!