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Original Television Soundtrack


Composer: Anže Rozman
Label: Silva Screen Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 28 January 2022

Silva Screen Records digitally release Universe, Anže Rozman’s awe-inspiring score for the BBC Earth’s sequel to The Planets, the award-winning series featuring professor Brian Cox. Universe offers a story of an interstellar journey to places that we didn’t even know existed 10 years ago. It reveals awe-inspiring wonders and recreates dramatic moments defining Earth’s destiny using CGI imagery, the latest scientific research, and archival footage captured during scientific missions...

Anže Rozman delivers some impressive epic, uplifting and heartwarmingly beautiful themes across this 30 track (1 hr, 29 min, 02 sec) album. It's another album that you'll fall in love with even if you haven't seen the TV series, but obviously you'll get much more out of it if you have.

There's a healthy mix of modern, electronic music as well as traditional orchestral work here that make this an album that constantly surprises and delights. Personal favourite tracks include the melodic, at times ethereal 'The Last Star', the memorable Hans Zimmer-esque 'Collision Underway', 'Nāsadīya Sūkta II', 'Odyssey', 'Afterglow of Creation' and 'Before The Big Bang'.

The choral elements help to give an other worldly feel to quite a few of the tracks. and helps to shuffle this album towards the modern classical music genre.

While I found last year's soundtrack to The Planets (BBC Earth’s previous serious), to be a more enjoyable score, Universe is still an incredible impressive album.


Darren Rea

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