Sven Libaek Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Another underrated and under-released soundtrack composer gets a closer look via the power of rare LP reissues. Sven Libaek’s compositions appeared in Australian documentaries and public information films, introducing audiences to his sparkling hybrid of jazz, bossa nova and catchy pop modernism. The Music Of Sven Libaek is reissued here by Votary.
Solar Flares is a 1974 work of high-grade library music that takes loungey-jazz up into the stratosphere to float around. Sven Libaek guides his orchestra into some very atmospheric territory, the acoustic instruments supported by an early Australian synthesiser, the Qasar. Very rare in its original pressing, Solar Flares is now reissued by Votary.
Anyone who's seen the opening credits to 'Nature Walkabout' will know that Sven Libaek's theme tune is something of an odd one: it makes you feel like you're watching the wild animals of the outback chill to lounge jazz over a whiskey. There's plenty of soft drumming, exuberant flute and sax to be enjoyed. Libaek is an accomplished film and television composer -- having also played his weirdly poignant elevator jazz for projects such as 'The Life Aquatic' -- but 'Nature Walkabout' is one of his most renowned soundtracks, bringing together an a-list of jazz aficionados to craft a tranquil vibe for all the creatures, big and small, of the Australian wilderness.
Possibly best known for playing "Fifi" Macaffee in 'Mad Max', Australian actor Roger Ward also wrote and directed the controversial 1970 film 'The Set', which challenged and shocked the sexually conservative public of the time. Sven Libaek's lighthearted jazz soundtrack from said film gets the reissue treatment here, providing a compelling glimpse into swinging 1960s Sydney.
Sven Libaek’s soundtrack to Bob Evans’ vintage 60’s surf documentary To Ride A White Horse is one of those holy grail records beloved of film and jazz fans alike. It has a gorgeously atmospheric feel to it, with some tracks doing a whole film’s worth of scene-conjuring in just a few minutes. Limited edition reissue LP on Votary.
- Vinyl LP (VOT014LP)
- Limited edition