There's any number of reasons to look forward to Christopher Nolan's Inception -- not least of which is its status as a bright spot in the middle of an uncommonly dreary movie summer. But I'd argue that the film owes at least some of the cinephile world's frenzied anticipation to its most recent trailer, which is a clinic in the artform.* And the best part of the trailer is that growling, menacing piece of music, which I had assumed was part of Hans Zimmer's score for the film -- unwise but logical, given its resemblance to his and James Newton Howard's work on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

It's a bit disappointing, but also kind of cool to discover (with a hat tip to the Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog) that this very cool piece of music is actually the work of up-and-coming composer Zack Hemsey, whose website is here. He's done a lot of work for TV, commercials, and more recently trailers for Robin Hood and Inception. (He also has an alt-hip-hop record out, which isn't really my thing, but I report you decide.) Here's his funny blog post making clear that he is not, in fact Hans Zimmer (in fairness, they look nothing alike). He's put his Inception piece -- which is appropriately called "Mind Heist" -- online, and you can listen to it after the jump. Hopefully it will be his ticket to more prominent work in actual films; it sounds fantastic.

*Seriously: "I specialize in a very specific type of security"? Holy syntax, Batman. Here's hoping that line was mangled for marketing purposes, for reasons known only to the trailer gods.


<a href="http://music.zackhemsey.com/track/mind-heist">Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey</a>