Mychael Danna

Life of Pi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Life of Pi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Review

by James Christopher Monger

Composer Mychael Danna (Capote, Little Miss Sunshine) skillfully spins out a lustrous sheen of Eastern mysticism and old-school silver screen sentimentality for his third collaboration with director Ang Lee, a film adaptation of author Yann Martel's cosmic zoological fantasy fable Life of Pi. Largely orchestral, with only a smattering of the electronic elements that he has used in the past, Danna sets the pieces in motion early on with the lovely "Pi's Lullaby," which introduces the work's most affecting and predominant melody, one that is revisited in various shapes and forms throughout the film. Working in traditional instrumentation from the protagonist's native India, while maintaining an accessible, emotional center, Danna stays true to the story's spiritual underpinnings, resulting in a moving yet unassuming score that supports the film's lush visuals without resorting to bombast.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Life of Pi
1 Mychael Danna 03:45 Amazon
2 Mychael Danna 03:39 Amazon
3 Mychael Danna 01:12 Amazon
4 Mychael Danna 01:52 Amazon
5 Mychael Danna 01:13 Amazon
6 Mychael Danna 00:55 Amazon
7 Mychael Danna 00:54 Amazon
8 Mychael Danna 01:07 Amazon
9 Mychael Danna 00:55 Amazon
10 Mychael Danna 01:22 Amazon
11 Mychael Danna 00:49 Amazon
12 Mychael Danna 02:51 Amazon
13 Mychael Danna 00:33 Amazon
14 Mychael Danna 03:46 Amazon
15 Mychael Danna 02:11 Amazon
16 Mychael Danna 02:18 Amazon
17 Mychael Danna 02:16 Amazon
18 Mychael Danna 02:04 Amazon
19 Mychael Danna 00:49 Amazon
20 Mychael Danna 01:23 Amazon
21 Mychael Danna 01:37 Amazon
22 Mychael Danna 04:32 Amazon
23 Mychael Danna 03:44 Amazon
24 Mychael Danna 03:22 Amazon
25 Mychael Danna 02:00 Amazon
26 Mychael Danna 08:21 Amazon
27 Mychael Danna 04:04 Amazon
28 Mychael Danna 02:05 Amazon
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