Last week, a recording called “Jurassic Park Theme (1000% Slower)” started making its way around the Internet: Someone had slowed John Williams’s score down by a factor of ten (which is all that “1000% slower” really means). And that would have been that—if the resulting music hadn’t been so beautiful.
In fact, the slowed-down recording is far more compelling than Williams’s too-pretty original. (To us, it sounds like a cross between Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and Vangelis’s music for Blade Runner.) It’s not what Steven Spielberg commissioned for his 1993 blockbuster, but it is a perfect soundtrack for these cold winter mornings.
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