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 Posted:   Sep 7, 2020 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   EricHG30   (Member)

Absolutely agree with Basic Instinct.

I know he doesn't seem particularly popular on here, but a number of Giorgio Moroder's scores would fit for me here (if only we would get some editions of his in extended format). Obviously Midnight Express, American Gigolo and Cat People (all three albums I'd like legit soundtrack albums for, but oh well razz ).

Basically anything by Phillip Glass...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2020 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

Five film scores come to mind:

Never Cry Wolf (Isham's first film score?)
Witness (especially the opening), The Mosquito Coast (both Maurice Jarre)
Always (John Williams)
Risky Business (Tangerine Dream)

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2020 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

Without truly understanding a definition of hypnotic on a personal basis, these are some scores that zen me out.

The aforementioned Isham's NEVER CRY WOLF, but also the other two Isham scores on his CD FILM MUSIC: MRS. SOFFEL, and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARVEY MILK.

One might try Chris Young's BRIGHT ANGEL and HAUNTED SUMMER.
Thomas Newman's DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN
Thomas Newman's LESS THAN ZERO

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   SonicLester   (Member)

Without truly understanding a definition of hypnotic on a personal basis, these are some scores that zen me out.

The aforementioned Isham's NEVER CRY WOLF, but also the other two Isham scores on his CD FILM MUSIC: MRS. SOFFEL, and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARVEY MILK.

One might try Chris Young's BRIGHT ANGEL and HAUNTED SUMMER.
Thomas Newman's DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN
Thomas Newman's LESS THAN ZERO



I beg to differ here - Thomas Newman's scores are not hypnotic-
They are plain snoozy.....

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

A lot of the scores I would have said are already mentioned.

I'm loving the Deluxe Edition of The Haunting by JG. I can put it on and crack open a book and get lulled off into a dream world pretty quickly, with the exception of the carousel music and a few bombastic moments at the end. Medicine Man has a very similar effect on me.

Edward Scissorhands also has a similar effect though only in bits and pieces.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

All the music for the scenes within the castle in Georges Auric's score for Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" (1946)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4sUnglqVdY

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Desplat's The Tree of Life.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   Slackattack   (Member)

I have some real love in my heart for Brian Tyler's The Killing Room -- which, aside from one brief (and very scary) moment, really puts you into a a heavy, dank, hypnotic state.

A couple others:
If Beale Street Could Talk (Britell)
The Revenant (Sakamoto, et. al.)
A Life In Suitcases (Krzisnik)
Cheyenne Autumn (North) (as long as you ignore the honky tonk comedy section in the middle!)
Abzu (Wintory) (it's a video game score, but absolutely 100% worth your time! Truly incredible)
Che (Iglesias)
Most Cronenberg / Shore collaborations -- notable ones for me are Crash, Dead Ringers, Maps To The Stars, and Cosmopolis
Dolores Claiborne / The Girl On The Train (Elfman)
Monos (Levi)
Haunting Villisca (Nielsen)
Thriller (Goldsmith)
House of Cards (Beal) (only works if you can disassociate yourself from the show -- could give you some real life creeps otherwise)
Monos (Levi)
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (Pemberton)
All The Presidents Men (Shire)
The Lost Weekend (Rozsa)
Almost any Michael Small score -- notable ones for me are Klute, The Driver, and Audrey Rose
Macbeth (Kurzel)
How Green Was My Valley / The Greatest Story Ever Told (Alfred Newman)
A Journey To Eden / Los Mundos Sutiles (Gaigne)
The Tenant (Sarde)
Moon (Mansell)
Ran (Takemitsu)
The Ascent (Schnittke)
Winged Migration (Coulais)
The Master (Greenwood)
Submergence (Velazquez)
The Twilight Zone / The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (Herrmann)
The Gambler (Fielding)
Most Trent Reznor + Atticus Ross scores. Gone Girl and TGWTDT comes straight to mind
The Long Goodbye / Always (Williams)
The Matrix Trilogy film scores (Davis) (these scores put me into a trance I can't really explain -- they're all GREAT)
Earth II (Schifrin)
Twin Peaks (Badalamenti)
Under The Silver Lake (Disasterpiece)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   Mathias   (Member)

Ennio Morricone

Il Mostro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIQjbzOut8

The Best Offer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYCslLRu6As

La Corrispondenza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjBlDtJoBYU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiNdu922Onw

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   knisper.shayan   (Member)

la sconosciuta - morricone

kundun - glass

the reflecting skin - bic√Ęt

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I have some real love in my heart for Brian Tyler's The Killing Room -- which, aside from one brief (and very scary) moment, really puts you into a a heavy, dank, hypnotic state.

Digging this pick. One of my very favorite Tyler scores.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   RED SHIRT BASIL (or looks like...)   (Member)

Aguirre - Popol Vuh

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Movie themselves are, at their basis, a form of hypnosis.

For me, Herrmann was the master of musical hypnosis (VERTIGO is the first thing that comes to mind) and often have a 'wraparound structure', followed by Morricone.

Williams' The Fortress of Solitude was, at the time, my go-to 'hypnosis' cue.


Vertigo for sure, and quite a few cues from Fahrenheit 451 as well. I'd also include The Day The Earth Stood Still for the Theremin alone!


YUP! Great choices. Add in BH's "The Stars" from TZ's The Lonely.

I've characterized what I believe OP is aiming for as music/sound to be bathed in. Herrmann. Gershwin.

Add in the last 45 min of CE3K. And Jarre's The Year Of Living Dangerously.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2020 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

My first two choices among scores for lulling, hypnotic qualities are Philip Glass's POWAQAATSI and Goldsmith's BASIC INSTINCT.

I downloaded Powaqaatsi a few months back but have never listened to much past the first track. Decided to give it a listen today and it's fantastic! Such happy music!

I also have Koyaanisqatsi but I haven't even started that one. Looking forward to it now!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2020 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Let us whet your appetite for that marvelous experience:

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=28911&forumID=1&archive=1

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2020 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   akhnaton   (Member)

-EX-MACHINA (Barrow / Salisbury)
-ADORE (Gordon / Partos)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Snow Falling on Cedars- JNH

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Snow Falling on Cedars- JNH

So agree.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Kiki's Delivery Service is very dreamy.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I've given Max Richter's AD ASTRA a few spins recently while working and it is definitely on this list for me.

 
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