19/04/2022: “Tony’s Theme” by Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder and 80s film soundtracks. They’re like strawberries and cream, or apple and brie. Each perfects the other in a perfect symphony of simple delights.

With his theme for Scarface, Moroder perfectly captures the film’s paranoid grandeur, using stabbing chords to puncture a serene string section. Each doom-laden note rings with the pride before the fall. You feel as though you’re at the top of the world, holding a lit match and a bucket of petrol. 

Simply peerless.

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