I’m of two minds when it comes to Steve Price‘s score for Gravity. On the one hand, I think it’s a fantastically ominous as it swells and pulses with tension. On the other, it’s unnecessary, at least in its entirety. For the most part director Alfonso Cuaron uses the silence of space to his advantage in the film’s sound design, but when action begins to take place that would otherwise be silent given the lack of sound in space, this is when Price’s score begins to take over when the combination of tragic and frightening imagery combined with silence would make it all the more effective.
You will be able to come to your own conclusions once the film hits theaters on October 4, but for now check out the complete score directly below. It will definitely be a contender for Best Original Score, even though I don’t think it should necessarily exist… go figure.
You can read my full review of the film right here and you can preorder Price’s score [amazon asin=”B00ER23V1W” text=”right here”].