Polish film score composer Zbigniew Preisner is best known for his collaborations with influential Polish director and screenwriter Krzysztof Kieslowski for the ‘Three Colours’ film trilogy. This is the score to their first collaboration together, Kieslowski's 1989 television series The Decalogue, a series of ten, one hour films set in present day Poland, based on the ten commandments.
8/10 Rahul Customer review, 13th July 2015
Well...what can one say about this masterpiece?
This soundtrack is the holy grail for Preisner fans! Although my introduction to Preisner's music was after watching Kieslowski's Trois couleurs, it led me to delve deeper into Preisner's discography and the obvious next step was Dekalog. The ten part mini series is as brilliant as the three colours trilogy and the music is even better.
Just as the stories explore human emotions and desires, the soundtrack goes a step further and even leads the characters to their destinations. The music is very much an integral part of the stories. It is haunting (especially the flute parts) and has that special quality of transporting you into the world that the characters of the films inhabit. There is an unspeakable beauty even in the sadness of the music.
I was thrilled to see it being pressed on vinyl along with the Three Colours OST's. The pressing quality is decent but I wish it was on heavier vinyl. Also, being a double album, it should have come in a gatefold jacket. Instead it comes in a thin outer sleeve with a somewhat underwhelming artwork. But minor complaints aside, it is indeed a great release and one that should be cherished for posterity.
Go, buy it!
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- Dekalog (Le Decalogue) by Zbigniew Preisner
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