High-Rise Trailer Features The Music Of Tangerine Dream


The trailer for the upcoming film High-Rise, based on a novel by JG Ballard, makes notable use of the music of Tangerine Dream.

The bulk of the trailer is scored with TD’s Love on a Real Train, part of their original score for the 80’s film, Risky Business.

12 thoughts on “High-Rise Trailer Features The Music Of Tangerine Dream

  1. love on a real train is a great tune tho

    TD created a true legacy .. that influence is ubiquitous.. from 24 to Mr. Robot to Fargo, etc… I hear it all the time in almost any TV show or movie these days

  2. sometimes it think its only because they were one of the first who put many arpeggiated synths on tape. boring to me since day one but heavily advocated by their fans, or say groupies? same with Pink Floyd “on the run”.

    1. The music of TD can be deathly boring and trivial at times, true. But there are a lot of brilliant pieces or parts. Sometimes I think the deceptive simplicity of the pentanonic improvisations that are so characteristic at least of the earlier TD output, might be better understood in the context of eastern music traditions. The use of arpeggios to keep time for instance is reminiscent of Japanese Gagaku music. It would be a far stretch to say that TD are in that tradition, because they are clearly not for a multitude of reasons. All I am saying is that there are other frames of reference which might lead to a better understanding of the music. Besides, it simply works great as film music.

    2. id bet its safe to say that there is music you find glorious and excellent, which i would find boring and tedious – considering the difference in musical tastes in general

      that shouldnt be surprising, at least it isnt to me

  3. I love TD, I love “Love on a real train”, but…it’s also their single most famous soundtrack piece ever. Re-using it in another movie is like (re)-using Giorgio Moroder’s “Chase” or “Flashdance…what a feelin'” for that matter. This song was claimed already :-/

    PS. same song made it into an episode of “Mr Robot”, so it’s not like it’s been in oblivion since 1983.

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