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Library Music, that odd beast. Specifically designed not to be actively listened to, there are nevertheless plenty of collections of this material out there, several of them courtesy of your friend Orgasmo Sonore. This new collection on Cineploit presents 12 curious gems for your pleasure: light, breezy and loungey, but also rather compelling.
Thelema presents a soundtrack to a film never made, combining dusty beats with a rich instrumental framework. It's dramatic and yearning, steeped in foot tapping groove. The real charm is in the arrangements, which guide listeners out of their bodies and into a mesmerising, hypothetical environment of their imagination.
Sospetto is a side-project of Christian Rzechak, who also records as Pan/Scan. The aim of the game is to tune into the vibe and sound of the oceans of vintage film soundtracks being reissued by labels like Cineploit, and to create new music in a similar vein. Il Sonno Eterno is a collaboration with singer Christine Marks, in a library-ish suite of dreamy melodicism. Out on Cineploit.
- Vinyl LP (Cine19LP)
- Limited edition
The Cineploit label have reached five years of fine releases, and are celebrating in an ideal way, with a homage to key hero of the soundtracks community, Ennio Morricone! Omaggio al Maestro Ennio Morricone features exclusive tracks by every member of the Cineploit roster, doing versions of Morricone pieces from films like The Thing and Exorcist 2. What a treat.
The technicolour bonanza of 1980’s Italian horror movie soundtracks provides such rich pickings that it is no surprise that some producers pay their homage by swallowing those sounds whole: Videogram does just that, making new tracks out of familiar materials. Gladiatori dell’Apocalisse even presents itself as the soundtrack to a specific (but non-existent) film. Good fun, on Cineploit.
You may or may not be familiar with Italian film composer Riz Ortolani, but the duo of Alain Leonard and, er, Alex Wank are big big fans. Here they present their Omaggio to his work, channelling his pieces through a weighty-sounding synth and drum machine rig. 180 grams and two colours to this vinyl, out on Cineploit.
Zoltan certainly love the soundtracks to old horror movies, and they express their disappointment that they weren’t around in the 1970’s by re-soundtracking some favourites here: Phantasm and Tanz der Vampire. 3 tracks for each, in the proggy, synth-heavy, kitschy style that this stuff tends to be. 10” on Cineploit.
Orgasmo Sonore are trying to sneak this one in under the radar, impersonating an obscure reissue from the 70’s. But in fact, Themes International is all brand new material, performed in the style of old library music and giallo soundtracks. Orgasmo really know how to wear these styles! Packed in a vintage-styled sleeve, on Cineploit.
Romano Scavolini made and directed the film 'L'apocalisse delle Scimmie' in 2005, and asked composer Luigi Porto to give him a score that absolutely wasn't a soundtrack: according to Porto, he asked for "something that continues even if the film stops, a music that doesn't care". The result is this thing that is a soundtrack but also isn't.
Pan/Scan have a lot of love for those crucial film soundtracks of the 80’s: the synth-heavy ones from the keyboards of John Carpenter, Goblin and Fabio Frizzi. They pay their homage with Cinematic Lies, their debut full-length, which traces the outlines of an imaginary film with its multi-faceted dramatic stylings. 500 CD copies and 500 LP copies (the LP also comes with a CD), on Cineploit.
It’s good to have a range of interests isn’t it? David Johansson is known in the doom metal world for his noisy howling as the frontman of Kongh, but he also makes vintage synth music in a giallo-in-space kind of style, as Oscillotron. Cataclysm is his second album under the moniker, and it sounds just as shimmering and groovy as the old 70’s and 80’s material it worships. Out on Cineploit.
Pre-Cert takes inspiration from the early underworld of VHS film releases, where a lack of regulations meant that the gorier and nastier the better. How does that translate to music? Very well it turns out, with Videogram providing a lurid range of synthy sonic sleaze. Limited CD and vinyl releases on Cineploit.
Beyond The Truth by Thelema is a mini-LP that serves as a tribute to Sidney Lumet’s classic 1976 film, Network - a satire about a struggling TV network. The one song, 25-minute long work positions ambient and drone sounds in a cinematic framework capturing the mood of the film perfectly. Blue, purple and white splatter vinyl, limited to 350 copies.
Videogram takes inspiration from the early underworld of VHS film releases, where a lack of regulations meant that the gorier and nastier the better. The Camp Blood EP focuses on Friday the 13th in a tongue-in-cheek style, with a lurid range of synthy disco sleaze. 10” picture disc on Cineploit.
This single is the little brother to Sospetto’s imaginary-film-soundtracking double album Quattro Specchi Opachi, just released. However, Sabba, which is a cover of a much-loved Bruno Nicolai, appears here in a unique 7” edit, and with an exclusive acapella version on the b-side too. 300 copies of blue and red vinyl on Cineploit.
Excellent concept underpinning this Italian group’s musical adventures: Quattro Specchi Opachi sets out to soundtrack four different imaginary 70s films, covering the genres of Giallo, Horror Science Fiction, Erotic Psycho-Drama and Cop Thriller. You can imagine the range that Sospetto are able to achieve with that set-up. CD or double LP, on Cineploit.
Here's an all important delivery of spaced-out, sci-fi prog rock for y'all. Zoltan's 'Sixty Minute Zoom' is unapologetic about its synth-soundtracked fictions and geeky narratives, instead folding them into twenty-minute suites based on dystopian novels from the '20s. Electronic prog rock isn't much cooler than middle-class rock band prog rock -- but it is as fun.
- Vinyl LP (Cine 09)
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