Composer Gustavo Santaollala, one of
the leading figures in Argentine rock and pop, infuses Walter
Salles' Motorcycle Diaries Soundtrack with a multi-faceted
score that draws his country's rich national musical heritage.
In the Motorcycle Diaries music, Gustavo Santaollala's
main instrument was the guitar in which ranged from folk-rooted
charm to anxious, electronic-backed sounds and rhythms.
In the Motorcycle Diaries soundtrack, Santaollala
performs most of the music himself and is accompanied by members
of the Argentinean rock group Bersuit. With a variety of percussion
instruments, a flute and violin, the Motorcycle Diaries music
has a very earthly quality to it. In the Motorcycle Diaries
soundtrack, some of the music has roots in the indigenous cultures
of Latin America, which never detracts from the overall feel
of the score.
With Gustavo Santaollala's guitar as a guide,
the listener is taken on a voyage through various musical landscapes
without any slip-ups. Proving his versatility once again with
the Motorcycle Diaries music, Santaolalla pays homage to the
rich musical styles of Mexico and Latin America in this latest
work. Gustavo Santaolalla’s moving score masterfully compliments
the film, giving the listener a sense of the wild journey experienced
by the young travelers. Other featured artists included in the
Motorcycle Diaries soundtrack are Dámasco Pèrez
Prado, Jorge Drexler, María Ester Zamora, “Polito”
González, Jorge Lobos, Cuti Aste and Roberto Lindl.