Helsinki, Finland’s The Rasmus is a quartet of rockers whose latest and ninth studio album, the ten-track Dark Matters, dropped on October 6, 2017 much to their fans’ delight. Now, in a continued to effort to promote yet another of the group’s stellar recordings, we’re stoked to have been in touch with bassist Eero Heinonen who kindly shared this TOP 10 list (in no particular order) of the best “Cinematic Sounds”.
01. John William – “Imperial March”
– Williams is one of the best composers for screen. He has borrowed from “Holst Planets” and from other pieces, but this march is just classic – it makes Darth Vader ominous and scary but has a light fantasy touch to it.
02. Krzysztof Penderecki and the music for The Shining
– Penderecki‘s piece for Hiroshima victim’s is also really beautiful. He knows how to touch the dark parts of soul.
03. The Rasmus – “Wonderman”
– This is featured in a action-fantasy film called Rendel, released in 2017. Quite a good match with this film which has a superhero from ordinary background.
04. “Georgia on my Mind” in Ray with Jamie Foxx
– Simply: such a good song! Film is about a great singer – I just can’t get enough of listening to this song.
05. “Man of Constant Sorrow” in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
– Another really good song, and the funny spirit of this film is just so enjoyable.
06. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in The Wizard of Oz
– This song has become a classic, everyone enjoys it. The film itself was not a huge deal for me, but anyways that’s also a classic. Interesting, but the song is so much bigger than the film.
07. “Dueling Banjos” in Deliverance (1972)
– This scene and music are just perfect. It invites the audience to share sympathy with the hill-billy kid and is somehow positive and a bit scary at the same time.
08. “Feed The Birds” in Mary Poppins
– Mary Poppins is such a beautiful story. It’s one of my fav films. The song – somehow it captures the spirit of Mary Poppins and the fact that they took an elderly actress to play the part of the bird feeding lady – the whole story behind this scene is great too.
09. “Aki Kaurismäki” in Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat
– Great film and positive and haunting song – good match for this classic filmmaker from Finland. He has many touching films, the latest one Beyond Hope is a good film too.
10. “Tähdet tähdet” in Badding (2000)
– The film is not a 5 out of 5 but this song is – it’s by a classic Finnish singer who mixes bit of rock vibes and old 1940’s Finnish popular music “iskelmä”. I love his style and his honesty. He was quite a melancholy character – and this film tells bit of his story.
Be sure to check out The Rasmus’ lyric video for their hit single “Silver Night”.