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Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music For Film

    From small beginnings in 1974 as a local cinema and university event, Film Fest Gent has grown yearly in stature and is now recognised as one of the major destinations for the film industry. A vital component is the celebration of film music in the shape of the World Soundtrack Awards which honours the very best composers at work in the world of cinema.

    In 2016 the award went to one of the most brilliant composers of his generation, Ryuichi Sakamoto. This is the first overview of his remarkable catalogue of film scores, fully approved by the composer and performed by the masterful Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Dirk Brossé. Sakamoto was already a celebrated pioneer in electronic music and composer/pianist/singer in Japan when director Nagisa Oshima asked him to write the score for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence in 1983 and also to star alongside David Bowie.

    In a 30 year plus career since then he has worked with the cream of film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor), Brian De Palma (Snake Eyes), Pedro Almodovar (High Heels) and most recently Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant). This compilation is a fitting tribute to his status as one of the greatest living musicians and film composers.

    Delia Derbyshire

    The Delian Mode/Blue Veils

      Delia Derbyshire's work at the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop in the 60's was recognised initially for her realisation of the now iconic Doctor Who Theme which was written for the show by Ron Grainer. More recently though, she has been celebrated for her own compositions and experiments at what was then the cutting edge of electronic music. The AA side, Blue Veils and Golden Sands, was written for a TV documentary in 1967, a composition in which she used her own voice and a handy green BBC lampshade: "I analysed the sound into all of its partials and frequencies, and took the 12 strongest, and reconstructed the sound on the workshop's famous 12 oscillators to give a whooshing sound. So the camels rode off into the sunset with my voice in their hooves and a green lampshade on their backs."

      On the A side is The Delian Mode, which was used as incidental music during The Sky At Night in 1969, finding critical acclaim in Gramophone Magazine's review of the album BBC Radiophonic Music (often known as The Pink Album), in September of the same year: "… Blue Veils and Delian Mode are probably the finest music here. It may be no accident that the latter is reminiscent of the beginning of Xenakis's OrientOccident for Delia Derbyshire follows the analytical approach of the more sustained electronic compositions. If her best pieces seem the most imaginative here—and they are—it is because she more fully explores the implications of her material."

      Various Artists

      BBC Radiophonic Music

        The reissue of the 1968 BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s hugely influential 10th anniversary album, featuring remastered early electronic works of John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire.

        Widely regarded as a major influence on the development of electronic music worldwide, BBC Radiophonic Music is a compilation of short works, often composed as intros to various radio or television programs. Conceived in a time when analogue sampling meant hours of slicing tape with razor blades, BBC Radiophonic Music is brimming with zippy themes, unsettling atmospherics, riffs, loops, clicks and beeps. Insanely catchy yet deeply sinister, this is ‘collage music’, produced, according to Desmond Briscoe of BBC Radiophonic Workshop, “with the intention of entertaining rather than informing”.

        This is an essential album for analogue and TV theme obsessives, and anyone with an interest in contemporary electronica; mysterious, eccentric and celestial, it is a celebration of one of the UK's most treasured and unique institutions.

        John Carpenter

        Escape From New York (Main Theme) - OST (RSD22 EDITION)

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          "The main theme from the Original Soundtrack of one of the most iconic film theres ever! Taken from the original soundtrack album, this 7î single has the filmís Main Title as its A Side, and The Bank Robbery on the B Side. John Carpenter's Escape From New York was released in 1981 and 40 years on the film remains a firm cult favourite with sci-fi fans worldwide. Originally released on the 31st of July 2015, the vinyl LP edition of John Carpenterís classic thriller mirrored the expanded CD release from 2000, with over 20 minutes of previously unreleased music plus music from scenes deleted from the final print and original dialogue highlights. The masters were re-mixed from the original multi-track session tapes by long-time Carpenter associate Alan Howarth. "

          Mark Isham

          The Hitcher - OST (RSD22 EDITION)

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            "The chilling road thriller, The Hitcher, was released in 1986 and starred Rutger Hauer as a murderous hitchhiker in a relentless pursuit of a young motorist, C. Thomas Howell. Critically maligned at the time, over the years the film has built up a cult following and has spawned a sequel and a remake. Asked by the producers to compose a copycat score of John Williams' Jaws, composer Mark Isham bravely produced the opposite. He steered clear from genre defining sharp orchestral motifs and stabbing dissonances, and instead immersed himself in 80s cutting edge electronics and samples. The result was an emotionally cold and beautiful score, an audio landscape depicting evil and impending doom, the dust and fog of a lonely desert road. With its industrial beats, ambient synth washes and spaced Jazzy motifs, the score was on the forefront of a new genre in horror music scoring and has since achieved cult status.




            Barry Gray

            Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons - Original Soundtrack - 2021 Reissue

              After the international success of Thunderbirds, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson turned their attention to a deadly threat from Mars. Seeking revenge for an attack on their home planet, the Mysterons plot to use their powers to bring Earth to its knees. Across 32 episodes broadcast during 1967 – 1968, the series is remarkable for moving away from the more caricatured puppets of previous shows – they have more realistic body proportions and the storylines are much more violent and darker in tone. Something reflected in the music which has a more militaristic feel to it although, as always, composer Gray offers up occasional lighter tracks to break up the mood. The opening narration of each episode sums it up – "The Mysterons: sworn enemies of Earth. Possessing the ability to recreate an exact likeness of an object or person. But first, they must destroy... Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His name: Captain Scarlet." The Captain Scarlet LP will be sixth album in the series which includes UFO, Supercar, Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5 and Space: 1999.

              TRACK LISTING

              SIDE A
              1. The Mysterons /Century 21 Television Logo/Main Titles (The Mysterons Version)/The Power Of The Mysterons/
              Red Vs Blue
              2. Winged Assassin/An Officer And A General/The Mysteron Threat (Version 1)/Runway Runaway
              3. Point 783 /The Oncoming Storm
              4. Big Ben Strikes Again/Midnight Runner/Atomic Annihilation/The 13th Hour

              SIDE B
              1. Avalanche/Chills, Thrills And Spills
              2. Model Spy/Serenade De Monte Carlo
              3. Seek And Destroy/Walking With Angels
              4. Operation Time/The End Of Time
              5. White As Snow/TVR-17 Pop/Insubordination/End Credits (Original Version)

              SIDE C
              1. Spectrum Strikes Back/Main Titles (Standard Version)/Espionage On The Plains/The Mysteron Threat (Version 2)/
              Indigo Fever /Bringing The House Down
              2. The Trap/Trouble At Glen Garry Castle
              3. Shadow Of Fear/Of Gods And Men/Wrath Of Phobos
              4. Fire At Rig 15/Fallen Hero

              SIDE D
              1. Renegade Rocket/Major Disaster/A Wing And A Prayer
              2. Noose Of Ice /The Tower Crumbles
              3. Flight To Atlantica /Champagne Buzz
              4. Expo 2068/Nuclear Detour
              5. Attack On Cloudbase/40,000 Feet To Heaven/Faint And Empty Hope/Captain Scarlet (The Spectrum Version)

              Various Artists

              Hammer Horror - Classic Themes: 1958-1974

                This collection brings together some of Hammer’s greatest music from the original soundtracks. It’s an evocative and diverse collection of themes that are just as memorable as the remarkable films they accompanied. The release showcases a selection of classic themes from the film company's varied soundtrack catalogue from composers that range from the great James Bernard to David Whitaker and spans Hammer's golden years between 1958 and 1974. Featuring notes and composer bios from Marcus Hearn, the acclaimed author of The Art of Hammer, Hammer Glamour, The Hammer Story (with Alan Barnes) and The Hammer Vault.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
                2. Twins Of Evil
                3. The Kiss Of The Vampire
                4. The Mummy
                5. Dracula
                6. Quatermass And The Pit
                7. The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires
                8. The Lost Continent
                9. Dracula AD 1972
                10. The Devil Rides Out
                11. Countess Dracula
                12. The Gorgon
                13. Hands Of The Ripper
                14. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde
                15. She
                16. The Satanic Rites Of Dracula
                17. Taste The Blood Of Dracula
                18. Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell

                Clint Mansell

                High-Rise OST

                  Golden Globe and Grammy nominated composer Clint Mansell’s brooding, edgy and beautifully unsettled orchestral score to Ben Wheatley’s eagerly awaited film adaptation of JG Ballard’s High-Rise.

                  Described by Hollywood Reporter as “a lustrous retro-classical score bursting with ironic good cheer”, Clint Mansell’s music has a meaty, steadfast presence throughout the visual spectacular of the savage societal breakdown.

                  Former Pop Will Eat Itself frontman turned soundtrack composer, Clint Mansell is best known for his work with long time collaborator Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Fountain, Noah). He also scored Duncan Jones’ Directorial debut Moon, and has lent to his talent to films as diverse as Filth, Faster, and Last Night.

                  Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, High-Rise is a visionary tale of human society slipping into extreme violence. The once-peaceful residents of a desirable apartment block quickly spiral into a world ruled by primal urges in which elevators become vicious battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into brutal raids on "enemy" floors.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Critical Mass
                  Silent Corridors
                  The World Beyond The High-Rise
                  The Vertical City
                  The Circle Of Women
                  “Built, Not For Man, But For Man’s Absence”
                  Danger In The Streets Of The Sky
                  “Somehow The High-Rise Played Into The Hands Of The Most Petty Impulses”
                  Cine-Camera Cinema
                  A Royal Flying School
                  The Evening's Entertainment
                  Blood Garden

                  Hans Zimmer And James Newton Howard

                  Batman Begins OST - Orange Vinyl Edition

                    A super limited coloured vinyl reissue of Batman Begins, the first film soundtrack in the batman trilogy. A first time ever coloured vinyl release for this much admired and innovative Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard score

                    • A limited edition of just 500 copies WORLDWIDE
                    • Gatefold sleeve double album
                    • Orange Vinyl

                    TRACK LISTING

                    SIDE 1
                    1. Vespertilio
                    2. Eptesicus
                    3. Myotis
                    4. Barbastella
                    SIDE 2
                    1. Artibeus
                    2. Tadarida
                    3. Macrotus
                    SIDE 3
                    1. Antrozous
                    2. Nycteris
                    3. Molossus
                    SIDE 4
                    1. Corynorhinus
                    2. Lasiurus


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