The first score that comes to mind is Howard Shore's EXISTENZ. From the opening track to the end it quickly establishes a mesmerising and hypnotic feel. Even during the more animated action sequences the music doesn't really veer far away from the hypnotic feel.
Great one! I sometimes think I’m the only fan of this amazing score because it doesn’t seem to get mentioned nearly often enough. Perfect for the film and a superb, truly atmospheric listen all on its own.
I’m going with JACOB’S LADDER by Maurice Jarre, although the dream here is often nightmarish. I know his synth scores are not for everyone but I really feel this one casts a spell that starts with the moody and beautiful main theme on piano and never lets up on a literal journey to hell and back, and an appropriately transcendent resolution. I never ever get tired of this dreamy masterpiece after nearly thirty years of listening.
I made a kind of hovering trip without the use of prohibited substances listening at the time to the audio cassette of POWAQAATSI, a feeling of well-being invaded me throughout the listening of the music of the film, I saw the film years later without experiencing the same thing unfortunately.