Space Music: Pilotpriest is Worth your 99 cents

BY Robert Lamb / POSTED May 16, 2013
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Cover art by Kilian Eng) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Cover art by Kilian Eng)

As mentioned in my post on “Blood Dragon,” I’ve been on a synthwave kick of late, enjoying the nostalgia-inducing sounds of such artists as Lazerhawk and College. Now I can add Pilotpriest to the mix — and since his album currently costs you a minimum of 99 cents, you should too.

Toronto’s Anthony Scott Burns has two albums out of note, the latest of which draws inspiration from a number of classic 70s, 80s and 90s movies. “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” features track titles such as “Manhunter,” “Xanadu,” “The Black Hole” and “The Golden Child,” all of which flavor the thematic resonance of each composition. For instance, “Legend” is not a cover of Tangerine Dream’s epic work on Ridley Scott’s 1985 fantasy, but rather Burns’ own musical interpretation of the film’s imaginative influence.

Here are a couple of my favorites. Give them a list and then head over to Bandcamp and make the album yours.


About the author: Robert Lamb is a senior writer and podcaster at HowStuffWorks, where he co-hosts Stuff to Blow Your Mind with Julie Douglas. He has a love for monsters, an aversion to slugs and a hankering for electronic music.

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