Album: The Fountain
Description: If you are a fan of instrumental or classical music, the idea of a coming together of Clint Mansell, the Kronos Quartet, and Mogwai could cause you to go wide-eyed in the anticipation of what could be. Instead they produced a minimalistic and sometimes repetitive score that always felt like it wanted to get somewhere but never did (unless you are an arthouse fan, in which case you probably totally got it). Perhaps that’s why it serves well as background music. There’s enough hushed movement and repetition in the tracks to keep your brain going.