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Inspired by a number of conversations between director Yann Demange and music producer David Holmes, the majority of '71's score was created before the film was shot.
Yann likes to shoot with music already written - an idea that resonates with the collaborative work of Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone. With reference to CAN's soundtrack work, in which only Irmin Schmidt would have seen the film, David would describe the emotion, tone and atmosphere of the scene with the other band members before recording and then editing to picture after.
He says 'It frees your imagination to try and capture a world that only you can see and feel but in total relation to the directors overall vision. Living in Belfast for most of my life was also a big inspiration.' Musically influenced by John Carpenter's Assault From Precinct 13'& Escape From New York', John Paul Jones'Four Minute Warning'and Tony Conrad's The Pyre of Angus Was In Kathmandu', the music pulses with the tension and potential terror of war-torn Belfast streets in 1971. Touch Sensitive Records 2014 http://www.touchsensitiverecords.com
'Holding it all together is David Holmes'terrific score, chiming guitars and alarum drums hovering over a rubble-bed of sampled sounds and remodulated chords, plaintive melodies emerging from a bedrock of discord and disquiet - ¦Demange uses Holmes's eerie score (to which he listened on set) to generate both growing tension and weirdly uncanny unease.' Kermode on the Observer
'A terrific soundtrack by David Holmes which ratchets up the tension and gives you this sense that things are eerie, things are uncanny, things are slightly out of wack.' Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
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£10.9950 minutes of new, original music from David Holmes soundtracking Steven Soderbergh's six part tale of passion, intrigue and deception.Visit product page →
Initially released as an interactive app in which the viewer directed the narrative - Mosaic is a six-part HBO series conceived and directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Sharon Stone. Mosaic is a twisting tale of passion, intrigue and deception focusing on the disappearance of a high-profile resident of picturesque Summit, Utah and the four-year effort by law- enforcement and civilians to discover the truth behind the crime.
With that in mind, Mosaic's original soundtrack weaves as intriguing a tale. Recorded between Belfast and Los Angeles by Holmes, the album features a modern-day Wrecking Crew of musicians. Echoes of Maestro Morricone abound alongside the influence of avant-garde pioneers and Holmes' current soundtrack contemporaries in a selection of deep listening tracks.
To quote Mark Kermode, 'Mosaic' outlines Holmes'expertise at 'ratcheting up the tension' with strings, horns and synthesizers swelling throughout. As this tension peaks there is inevitable release - in rhythmic and harmonic tracks such as What I Want Is The Red Room'and Badalamenti-esque lounge eeriness in the likes of Four Years Later'- guiding the 20 cues presented on this release into a cohesive, full and nuanced album that reveals subtle and rewarding intricacies on each repeated listen. Mosaic'once again outlines Holmes as a modern master of the original soundtrack.
1. Theme From Mosaic
2. Four Years Later
3. That Is Most Definitely Him
4. I've Instructed Them To Check The Dumpsters
5. What I Want Is The Red Room
6. Does It Matter Which Side Of Her Jaw Was Hit?
7. I Don't Trust Her
8. Olivia Lake
9. Petra Enters The Red Room
10. Body Removal
11. Francis, I Need You To Focus
12. Pull Over Joel, Just Pull Over!!
13. Ask Clarence
14. Deep Down You're Lonely
15. Eric Neill Is Left Handed
16. I Prefer Your Suspicion To Your Pity
17. Sorry I Have No Comment
18. Strange Shirt Found With Body
19. I Know What I Have To Do
Release Date: July 27th 2018
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£14.99Debut record from Group Zero (Cathal Cully - Girls Names). Using synthesizers and drum machines, 'Structures And Lights' glistens with subtle Euro sophistication - pairing cold-wave optimism alongside freaky and brutal tracks for the more open-minded DJs and dancefloors.Visit product page →
Written, recorded and mixed intermittently over four years, the narrative of Structures And Light'is bound by a deepening connection with electronics, instrumentation, and the studio. With no imminent touring schedule or release deadlines, Cully built a modest home setup and began producing on his own again - 'It was as an exercise in my own development and it was fun. It brought the naivety and spontaneity back to making music'.
Initially, it was for his personal consumption alone - selfishly indulgent. In fact, this first collection of Group Zero music - along with a library of other ideas and sketches - was thought to be eternally lost and all but forgotten until a chance conversation with Touch Sensitive led to the tracks being salvaged and subsequently restored. The genesis of this newly discovered musical freedom coincided with a viewing of Pyramid of Light'by Heinz Mack from the post-war Dusseldorf based Group Zero art movement which resonated deeply. 'It stirred up questions and emotions which I could not get from a book or a screen. It was the direct relation between me, the light and the physical object hanging on the wall. New moments of beauty locked in the memory. I was in awe.'
Cully was also taking influence from a range of contemporary electronic producers - on labels such as LIES, Diagonal, Optimo Music, Blackest Ever Black, and PAN: 'These records felt as much in keeping with post-punk traditions and my own DIY background whilst tapping into the primitive ideas of masters such as Cluster, Suicide, Malaria! and the proto-techno of pre-club music.' Just as a structure obscures or reflects light furnishing us with new ways of seeing; the propulsive rhythms in 'Structures And Light'reveal subtle differences on each repeated cycle.
This is music to go away from and travel to. 'Here's a record from a Belfast bedroom that sounds nothing like the city, past or present. It's made with synths and drum machines, and it glistens with subtle Euro sophistication. Day breaks: dig those fast linear movements and rhythms (The Fantasist'). Then fall for the unexpected guitar line in Pursuit'; a gentle kind of cold wave optimism. Night heals: there's pummelling repetition'here too, for the club freaks or shut-ins. Slow, industrial shocks that give way to Pyramid of Light's stark new-age burst. It's a record for the present - full of gorgeous themes that dream unwired.'
1. The Glaze Over
2. The Fantasist
3. The Pummelling Repetition Inside
5. I Dream Unwired
6. Saturnine Adorations
7. Pyramid Of Light
8. Love And The Present
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£15.99 £10.99"Inspired by think tanks and floatation tanks, psychological research, 2012 mythology, 1960's social planning, stoned apes, elite transhumanism, and the counter-culture, the Esalen Lectures is an imaginary trip to a NorCal psychedelic retreat.Visit product page →
Use the sounds to enter into a program of theory and practice, to accompany inward voyages, and for sunset induction rituals. And when the coloured dust settles, and the weird dreams have eased off, maybe your neural re- programming has just started?
Drawing from a wide source of tranced-out musical legacies, the Esalen Lectures is pitched somewhere between Ash Ra Tempel and Steve Hillage at their most freeform, and more underground New Age artists like JD Emmanuel and Ariel Kalma.
Using sweeping synthesizer patterns and subtle field recordings to create dramatic arcs across the record, spiralling guitar squalls meet blissed-out, motionless womb lullabies and digitally-enhanced nocturnes to tell a weird story of induction, hypnosis and psychic disturbance'
2. Praxis I;
3. World Citizen;
5. Peri-Natal Imprinting;
6. Praxis II;
7. Primate Change;
9. Sunset Induction;
1. Minerva Dreamstate;
2. Subproject 58;
3. Belief Formation;
5. DARPA Spectrum;
6. Praxis III;
7. See Sharp