Review: Recently we managed to get a hold of the soundtrack for Netflix’s reboot of the classic 1960’s series Lost In Space and it’s fair to say that have listened to it a few times over the weekend.
Composed by Christopher Lennertz for the series. It has a somewhat old school approach to it with soaring orchestral themes dotted throughout. ‘The Main Titles’, which is quickly followed up by ‘Crash Landing’ manages to do something of its own while also having a nice call back to the theme tune from the classic series, which is dotted and weaved in and out the entire soundtrack in interesting ways. From the ‘Crash Landing,’ we are led into ‘Will Exploring’, which has a dangerous and edgy tone to it. Then we go to a somewhat melancholic sounding track called ‘Moby Dick’.
Lennertz work on this soundtrack is outstanding. In the notes for the CD producer Zack Estrin, says that they were after a soundtrack that would be reminiscent of the work that John Williams did on ‘Star Wars’. A soundtrack that people will be humming to themselves after having heard it.
I personally think that Lennertz has very much succeeded with that brief. While not quite up to the levels of ‘Star Wars’. I did find myself humming along to some of the different themes and listened to it a second a third time, which is something I rarely do. Where Lennertz has succeeded is he has built a musical world for the series, which can easily be listened to and enjoyed in isolation of the series.
The various tracks have a very frontier style sound to them and when you listen you do feel like you are genuinely being transported on a grand adventure. In fact, I can’t wait to see the series on Friday 13 April to see how the music works with the imagery that will be on screen.
Overall. This is the best soundtrack I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in a while and highly recommend that you get it when it gets released on April 13.
When you buy. You’ll also get a few bonus tracks as well as a pretty nice inlay with comments from the shows producer and some nice photos from the series.