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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by shadowplay » Thu May 26, 2016 2:09 am

Hmmm is this a place to post phantom, spoof or imagined soundtracks?

If so folks might want to Check out Pentagram Home Video ‎– Who's Out There? which is out on Death Waltz Originals.

Now...I know every cunt and his dog is piling into giallo synth horror but if you often find yourself in you local blood splattered strobe lit, death discoteque, you'll like this.

it was originally a cassette only release and as luck would have it you can listen to the whole thing on this Bandcamp and buy the digital if the black copy is no use to you.

Talking yer soundtracks to imaginary films, check out Stormhorse by In the Nursery (1987) if you don't already know it. It's stirring stuff to feed you inner hero and mine always has a tear in the corner of his eye during the spoken word magnificence of Subito Regal - Miracle of the Rose. 'I saw you in the wilderness...'

In the Nursery - Stormhorse (Full Album 18 year old me was obsessed with this record.

Finally a genuine OST from Alan Parker (library music demigod and Melody Nelson/uber session guitar man). If you are up in your 40's and from the UK you'll remember One Summer featuring a young David Morrissey and Finders Keepers have managed to fit all the cues on a seven inch.

Only the title is onlinebut it's interesting how Parker seems to soak up some of the colour around him at the the time, it's a sort of post punk Midnight Cowboy for want of a better description.

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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by nanamour » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:06 pm

Not sure if anyone will fall remotely within its gravitational field, but my favorite OST of all time by a country mile is the score to the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky-directed Solaris (do not confuse with the 2002 Clooney dreck), synthesized by the undisputed imperator (at least in my warped world) of film soundtracks, Eduard Artemyev.

Artemyev worked closely with Tarkovsky on a roll call of Soviet cinematic jewels: Solaris, The Mirror, and Stalker (a visual treat) [all available for free and legal viewing courtesy of Mosfilm's yout00b account!] and developed a style that wafts from tight laced classical to citrus-flavored eKrautrock (think Tangerine Dream), through occasional musique concrete, and plopping into ocean-deep synth drones courtesy of his trusty ANS synthesizer. He also recorded quite a few electronic albums not related to films, like Metamorphoses.

The ANS itself is worth a mention--it (singular, there's only one in existence) uses a rotating mastic-covered glass plate onto which the user scratches patterns, which is then scanned by a bank of 20 photocells sending signals to 20 amplifiers and bandpass filters to produce sound. It can generate 720 pitch polyphony (!) and gets bonus points for taking its name from the initials of Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, a mystic/occultist Russian composer

Coil released a box set called ANS recorded on the machine, and apparently included reproductions of several of the mastic plate drawings Jhonn Balance, Sleazy, and friends used to generate the 'songs' (sadly don't own it to confirm).

Thinking out loud, I wonder if Coil caught wind of the ANS through hearing Artemyev's soundtracks...I can totally see the Solaris score being something Coil could get behind...or the occultist composer connection, or Coil were just discerning synth heads and I'm babbling on like an idiot...pure speculation :P

Anyways, Artemyev's score to Solaris is fantastic, deeply unnerving (similar to how someone like Parson Sound at their dronier can be) ANS churning and swirling in sync with Solaris's living cosmic ocean, tied together with variations on Bach's Chorale Prelude in F-Minor. There are a few versions floating around out there; some taken directly from the film like this one on Superior Viaduct, others taken from re-recordings Artemyev did of his Tarkovsky scores later in the 80s (I like the later ones better, this is the one I'd recommend).

Eduard Artemyev - Dream (Solaris)

Eduard Artemyev - Ocean (Solaris)

Eduard Artemyev - Return (Solaris) :-*

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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by nanamour » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:09 am

Forgot to mention that the also-excellent (though halogen compared to Solaris's xenon) Stalker/The Mirror OST is still available for anyone who likes this kind of thing.

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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by shadowplay » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:15 am

Pan Sonic - Atomin paluu (Return of the Atom) the soundtrack to this filmabout a Finnish nuclear reactor. Stunning record, that crackles with latent power and a fitting final Pan Sonic release.

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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by shadowplay » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:06 am

^^^
There's now a Geiger counter busting full stream up on yootoob.

I'm also currently well into the OST to exploitaion doyen Jes Franco's Les Demons by Jean-Bernard Raiteux, (US only youtube) which is swinging, groovy, porny, and hallucinatory beatjazz. If you can't see the music links there's shop samples on juno.


Oh and not strictly an OST but I'm posting here as it sort of fits. I know a lot of folk on OSG like 60's instrumental music and themes and I wonder if they'd like The Senior Service who make new music that sounds like this sort of kitschy swinging thang. The Senior Service - The Girl in the Glass Case

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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:15 am

shadowplay wrote:Pan Sonic - Atomin paluu (Return of the Atom) the soundtrack to this filmabout a Finnish nuclear reactor. Stunning record, that crackles with latent power and a fitting final Pan Sonic release.

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Post by shadowplay » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:16 am

Scott Walker - Childhood of a Leader. Saw the filmover the weekend and really liked it but what I really wanted was for the soundtrack to arrive and I really like it. I'm very far out my comfort zone with anything orchestral but this is swirling, noirish, darkly dramatic and straight forward and pop enough even for this philistine. Clear vinyl available for early adopters if you care about that sort of thing.

You can listen a stream of if here if you have Spotify, I don't so can't confirm if the link works.

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:36 am

shadowplay wrote:Clint Mansell's score to High Rise is excellent and kinda surprising (though not as surprising as it being brought to you by Mr Beaver Patrol) since I watched the trailer's which are soundtracked with 80's Tangerine Dream and Com Truise I took this as a cue as to how the OST would sound but it's much more classically cinematic.

Vinyl is up on preorder and you get the digital upfront.

If you are on Spotify I think you can listen here.

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Don’t think, feel: Clint Mansell on High-Rise, ABBA and getting Portishead back in the studio

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Post by whisperit » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:36 pm

Lakeshore Records, the same label who put out OST for Stranger Things, has recently released The Halt And Catch Fire soundtrack by former Tangerine Dream member Paul Haslinger. Digital only so far.
Check it out if you like 80s' TD and enjoed the Stranger Things OST.

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Post by shadowplay » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:08 am

^^^

That sounds decent, maybe reminds me of Near Dark period TD, which I think was around his time, while avoiding some of the less appealing, spiralling soft rawk traits that crept in As the decade progressed.

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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by revolutron » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:17 am

What do you guys think of the Stranger Things OST? overhyped? just right? are we peak analog synth?

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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by shadowplay » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:30 am

revolutron wrote:What do you guys think of the Stranger Things OST? overhyped? just right? are we peak analog synth?
I don't think we are at peak analogue but I find some of the froth concerning this mildly disconcerting. I like this sort of stuff, have the Survive album on Mannequin and don't need the novelty of it being linked to the show but a lot of the froth just looks like merchandising to me...next step adults buying Stranger Things action figures, BMX bike, pyjamas and commemorative Dungeons and Dragons set.

Btw the sleeve is over the parody line for me, looking like some 'ironic' Star Wars pastiche and not exactly well drawn...we are certainly approaching peak nostalgia.

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Post by shadowplay » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:58 am

In between the release of Dungen’s most recent two albums (2010’s Skit I Allt and 2015’s Allas Sak), the beloved Stockholm quartet was asked to create an original score to Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 touchstone The Adventures of Prince Achmed, understood to be the oldest surviving full-length animated feature film. Inspired by the work and the characters – Prince Achmed, Peri Banu, Aladdin, the Sorcerer, and most of all, the Witch – the members of Dungen immersed themselves into the groundbreaking visual language of this landmark silent film.

Häxan (translation: “The Witch”) is Dungen’s first all-instrumental album. Produced by Mathias Glavå, and recorded, mixed, and edited by hand to tape entirely in the analog domain, Häxan was sequenced away from the linear narrative of the film. This process helped to create a path of its own, fully capturing the rawness and spontaneity present in the sessions, as well as a loose, abstract, and fragmented collage feel, evident in the dense and dissonant free-form rock-outs, haunting ambient passages, and gorgeously cinematic soundscapes present in the work, a record that stands on its own outside of the presence of its primary inspiration.

Moody, evocative, stormy, and brimming with life, Häxan provides both a tacit summation of the Dungen journey up to today, and gives the beloved group a chance to stretch out like never before.


This looks like it's going to be amazing, I'm right on the Pre-order train with this one. Even if I couldn't hear any of it the sleeve with a Snowy owl in both winter and summer plumage just says BUY ME!

Dungen - Häxan

Only one track out in the wild but it's fantastic.

Dungen - Jakten genom skogen

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Post by shadowplay » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:35 am

Standby for a super recommendation....

Bruce Langhorne's OST to Peter Fonda's 1971 film the Hired Hand. I've had the CD since Blast First put it out around a decade ago but I just got it on vinyl and it's a masterpiece of ambient big sky Americana.

A good amount to stream here; The Hired Hand OST. Check Ending for maximal super 8 warbling gorgeousness.

If you are looking for modern touchstones you could possibly round up Boards of Canada and The Gentleman Losers for a similar atmosphere and of course you'll hear some new primitive touchstones and sometimes I wonder if Apollo atmosphere and soundtracks was slightly influenced by this.

Bruce Langhorne’s film score to Peter Fonda’s 1971 cult classic “The Hired Hand” was Bruce’s first solo album and Peter Fonda’s directoral debut. Bruce Langhorne is most known for his session work with artists in and around the Greenwich Village folk scene during the 1960’s. Most notable his work on early Bob Dylan recordings.

He’s been credited as working with such artists as Odetta, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, Babatunde Olatunji, Richie Havens, Carolyn Hester, Peter LaFarge, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot... practically everyone active in Greenwich Village during that era. In addition to being the inspiration for Bob Dylan’s "Mr. Tambourine Man", Langhorne also played the electric guitar countermelody on the song. His guitar is also prominent on several other songs on Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home album, particularly "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" and "She Belongs to Me", but also "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Outlaw Blues", "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" and "Maggie's Farm", on which he played the lead guitar part. He also played the guitar with Dylan for Dylan's television performances of "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue on the Les Crane Show a month after the Bringing It All Back Home sessions. Two years earlier, Langhorne had performed on Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan on "Corrina, Corrina" as well as the outtake "Mixed-Up Confusion".

In 1969 Langhorne was asked by Peter Fonda to score his directorial debut. He decided to opt out of scoring the film in a projection room, instead chose to shoot the film onto a small black and white camera to take back to his home in Laurel Canyon. He would watch the film and play along to it as his girlfriend at the time would record him and play it back, allowing him to overdub Farfisa Organ, piano, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, recorder, and Appalachian dulcimer onto his Revox reel to reel. Bruce's 1920 Martin guitar is most prominent throughout the record. The Results were a uniquely wide and lonesome soundscape. The closest comparison might be Sandy Bull or possibly John Fahey, but nothing of its kind or even of it's time poses a resemblance to Langhorne's minimal masterpiece.
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Re: OSG goes OST...Soundtracks...

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:02 am

shadowplay wrote:
revolutron wrote:What do you guys think of the Stranger Things OST? overhyped? just right? are we peak analog synth?
I don't think we are at peak analogue but I find some of the froth concerning this mildly disconcerting. I like this sort of stuff, have the Survive album on Mannequin and don't need the novelty of it being linked to the show but a lot of the froth just looks like merchandising to me...next step adults buying Stranger Things action figures, BMX bike, pyjamas and commemorative Dungeons and Dragons set.

Btw the sleeve is over the parody line for me, looking like some 'ironic' Star Wars pastiche and not exactly well drawn...we are certainly approaching peak nostalgia.

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