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An Alternative ARRIVAL Soundtrack

An Alternative ARRIVAL Soundtrack

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global soundtrack chart, 1st in the global chill chart, 2nd in the global ambient chart and 5th in the global chillout chart.

I love the film, Arrival, so I should have thought of this myself. But a listener commented on my Blade Runner alternative mix that I should do an alternative mix for Arrival. Yes!

I absolutely love Johannsson's original soundtrack, one of my top 3 soundtracks of all time. This mix is not attempting to make something that I think is better than his. It's a collection of new tracks that fit with the style of the original.

All of the tunes are newer than the original soundtrack. All the tunes except On The Nature Of Daylight by Max Richter. That amazing track was used to open & close the film. Here, it plays backward then forward at the end of the mix. The film messes with the concept of the passage of time and the Richter track bookends the film to bring events of the end back around to the beginning. So playing it backward then forward kind of does the same thing. And it's crazy how much the track still sounds the same while playing backward.

Tracklist is in comments.


Rudi Silbermann

floating in stars...just superb...!


I’ve just listened to this this morning , and I thought wow, this is what I needed. Arrival has just come on the TV now too. Brilliant

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Thanks for your kind comments, I'm glad you liked the mix. Any time Arrival comes on everyone should just drop what they are doing and watch it. Cheers!


Fantastic! What a trip!


This is really wonderful. Fantastic track selection. Off to track down the Blade Runner mix now.

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I'm glad you liked it. I hope you like the Blade Runner mix as well, it's one of my favorites.


Superb mix. Nice to remind us all of Johannsson's genius and a great theme to use, possibly could be applied across a whole range of scores

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I definitely agree about Johannsson and I will always miss his genius. Thanks for listening. Cheers!


great mix and Ital tek is a revelation - thank you

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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00 Tale Of Us - Alla Sera
04:00 Skamoto - Solari(Johannsson rework)
09:12 Nils Frahm - Kaleidoscope
10:08 Hibernis - The Grape Leaves
15:00 Just A Human - Heptapod(version 1)
17:12 Sakamoto - Disintegration(Alva Noto remodel)
22:10 Ocoeur - Embers
26:05 Ital Tek - Cipher
31:03 Caleb Burhans - Early Music (For a Saturday)
35:20 Vieo Abiungo - The Dregs
36:50 r beny - overgrowth
41:30 Sven Laux & Daniela Orvin - Friends
46:38 Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight(backward)
52:45 Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight(forward)
58:56 end