I was recently watching the 2016 movie Arrival and repeatedly heard phrases rhythms and notes that were part of a tune that I wrote back in 2004. Their soundtrack didn’t have my sound recording, but to my ears sounds like the same composition, similar tempo, and very similar, down to even the key.
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Here are the two most similar sections:
Here’s a side by side quick comparison of the specific similar sections:
Kangaru 2016 (by Jóhann Jóhannsson – used multiple times throughout movie ‘Arrival’ and even played during the 2017 Oscars)
https://youtu.be/F0ahB25FJ6o?t=1m29s listen at 1:29
Tribal Secrets 2004 (by Steven Cravis)
https://youtu.be/1Eake0EwS0c?t=3m45s especially at 3:45
What are your thoughts? Can you hear the similarities? Please share this.