She is the dust of the Earth. The shining shimmering dust that dances in light beams & cannot be captured. Every second you move towards her she is further away. I made a hobby of betting on whose light was bright enough to contain her. It was not my own. The days that I woke up next to her, or came home to find her in my bed, they were sand in my mouth. They choked me with something that felt like loneliness. How can I love you? I whispered once & she opened her eyes. What? Hearts shriveling. Just said I love you. That’s all. And her face was the sun.
Last night I went on a binge and found a ton of music based on or that contains references to Dune.
I need more. The Spice Must Flow.
So far - these are the albums I found:
Richard Pinhas- Chronolyse (1978) Ambiet Electronic
Bernard Sjazner - Visions of Dune (1979) -Electronic Experimental
Klaus Schulze - Dune (1979) - Electronic Experimental
Eros -Dün (1981) - Experimental Rock
Eon- Void Dweller (1992) Rave Electronic
Dune - Dune (self-titled Album) (1996) - HappyHardcore
Golem -2nd Moon (1998) Heavy Metal
Random Other songs that reference/are about Dune:
Iron Maiden - To Tame a Land (1983) Heavy Metal
Blind Guardian -Travellerin Time (1991) Power Metal
B.T.R. (Б.Т.Р.)- Dune (199?) Heavy Metal
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice 2001 Big Beat
Adam Freeland - Mind Killer (200?) -electronic
Mathew Good -Near Fantastica - (2003)Alternative rock
Dune (Toto Soundtrack) -1984
Video Game music:
Dune - Spice Opera (1992)
Dune 2 Battle for Arrakis (1993)
So far I believe I’m missing the score to the Scifi Miniseries and a few games, as well as some more bleak references that maybe only use the name of Dune.
Its interesting to me that from this novels release in 1965, it has become an important but almost invisible mainstay in popular culture. Dune gets referenced, forgotten, filmed, gamed, etc… its in everything yet it isn’t in the spotlight. The electronic music from the late 70s to early 80s that sprung up in a very quick time frame amazes me. I wonder what the story is behind that sudden emergence?
When I think of Dune in the modern sense, I have never pictured electronic music. But I guess many must have seen its advanced plot and world-building as a good corner stone to early experimental music and concept albums.
If anyone knows any more music with connections to Dune please contact me. I want to build on my collection and explore their relations. I may end up posting reviews on tracks, references and albums as time goes by.
The first track I linked up top is Golem’s Track, God Emperor from the CD 2nd Moon. Notice how it uses the score from the 1984 film in it.