the netflix series 1899 surprised the audience by defying expectations. What seemed like a mystery in the middle of the ocean ended up becoming a journey through pain, fear and even the very texture of reality.
For the occasion, Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese managed to build a version of the truth from multiple points of view. At once, They elaborated a well-thought-out journey through the sensory. 1899 It does not depend only on its amazing visual section, but on the production’s ability to wrap itself in its atmosphere. Therefore, music has an essential place to ensure that the viewer can understand the transit through various perceptions of reality.
In fact, much of the soundtrack It is a combination between versions of greatest hits from different eras and atmospheric chords. The combination provides insight into the tangible that is related to the ability of music to deepen moods. What makes each chapter of 1899 be an independent immersive piece and, in addition, relate to the conception of beauty independently.
A particular highlight for viewers is likely to be the moving score and lto the soundtrack of the programwhich features some very atmospheric and popular songs to add to the mysterious tone of the series.
A song for every story
The original score of 1899 It was composed by Ben Frost. The well-known Australian-Icelandic artist has a long history in works of science fiction and drama. Some of his work is known for his extraordinary compositions for Fortitude Y Raised by Wolves.
On both occasions, the musician used a combination of chords from different instruments to bind the mood of your compositions. Also, the combination of different tunes — from the use of strings to fragments of piano sonatas — to create a specific atmosphere.
In 1899 It is no different and his work covers not only the Kerberos journey, but the different transformations of reality in the program. The combination is also sustained through the conception of the sound of the sea as a constant tone that prevails over the rest. Which gives the show’s soundtrack a deep and strangely subtle identity.
Musical pop culture for 1899
The song that accompanies the main credits of the series is a version of the already iconic White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. With its own deep symbology, the song was released in 1967. Its lyrics are based on the narration of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
In the series, it allows for the construction of a sensation of unreality, which is also linked to a vision of beauty and fear. Almost from the start 1899 makes it clear that the story he will tell has a more than evident relationship with the singular and the intangible.
For each of the chapters, the chosen songs have told, in one way or another, the journey of Kerberos through a cryptic story. In episode two, a version of child in time by Deep Purple. For three, one of The Killing Moon from Echo and the Bunnymen. Included in the powerful chapter four, could be heard (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult. In the next The Wizard of Black Sabbath, in the sixth All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix.
but it was for its final two chapters when the series reached its peak. In the penultimate, the dominant song was The Wind (Of My Soul) by Cat Stevens and finally, the series closed with a splendid version of starman by David Bowie.