Elon Musk recently tweeted out a link to the “Esper Edition” of the Blade Runner soundtrack. I had listened to the original soundtrack before, but this was the first I’ve heard about the Esper Edition.
You can listen to it in its full glory below. I love how this edition incorporates bits of dialogue from the movie.
Also, I only just now realized that Demis Roussos performed vocals on the soundtrack (“Tales of the Future“). I had always wondered whose voice that was, although in retrospect the connection is obvious.
The soundtrack to Blade Runner remains a singular achievement; a soundtrack that invoked the past and the future, that remained suspended like Shrodinger’s cat in a state of unresolved being, that plays ancestor to an impressive clutch of modern musical forms while simultaneously sounding like a product of the modern age, or the first fruit of music yet to come.