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"I love this because it was the track that got me into techno."
Gustav Holst, "Mars Bringer of War Opus 32: 1" from "The Planets"
"`The Planets' is for me some of the most beautiful and emotionally packed music ever written. Much of modern day movie music is actually based on `The Planets.' The movement of `Mars' is very powerful. Besides the agitated percussive nature of the supporting music behind the melody, the 5/4 time signature gives the listener an added sense of unease. It feels like you are on the front lines, about to go to war with some mythical army of the gods."
Nine Inch Nails, "The Perfect Drug" from the soundtrack to the movie "Lost Highway"
"Trent Reznor is, in my book, a genius. His ability to combine elements electro, techno, backbeat, drum and bass and downtempo all in the same song and so seamlessly is the mark of a brilliant musical mind."
The Postal Service, "Such Great Heights"
"Postal Service is a very creative minimalist electro group with a poetic melancholy that belies the upbeat nature of the tracks. Quite romantic."
Luciano Pavarotti, "Che Gelida Manina" from Puccini's opera "La Boheme"
" This was the track that inspired me to become an opera singer. Pavarotti's voice was and still is one of the greatest ever recorded and when I first heard a recording of his in 1992, it threw a bucket of gasoline on the opera fire that was already in my soul."