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December 26, 2011 1:45 AM   Subscribe

What is this piece of music in the BBC Four Program "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"?

Recently I watched the BBC's "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity". There's a piece of music that recurs throughout all three parts, and I really want to know what it is. I've tried the usual avenues like watching the credits, googling, visiting the official website, etc., but no luck.

The piece sounds vaguely familiar but I'm not sure if that's because I've heard it before or because it uses some common musical tropes. It does sound like something that would be at home in a movie score.

I tried to find some YouTube clips of the music and failed, so instead I made some very small mp3 clips of the music (ignore any talking/sound effects). Clip 1, 2, 3, 4.

I am of course prepared for the conclusion that it's an original piece of music, composed for the program, but it still mystifies me as to why it isn't included in the credits.
posted by katyggls to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Well, I played the clips to Shazam but it only recognized the first one and tagged it as Skytoaster by La Jam, Roots Manuva. Obviously they only sample it in the beginning, and they don't say who it is they're sampling. Hey, at least now you know the music wasn't made for the show.
posted by seriousmoonlight at 3:54 AM on December 26, 2011


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