I’ve been listening to this Vangelis album lately and thought I would steal the title for a few photos I wanted to share.
“L’Opera sauvage” was an international documentary series by French filmmaker Frédéric Rossif, exploring the relation between man, music and animals. Few have seen the series since it was broadcast in the late 1970s and early 80s, however, the dreamy, sparse musical arrangements composed by new-age synth pioneer Vangelis have endured on a compilation album of the same name. This is personally my favourite Vangelis release — it’s not geeky or overly synth heavy like some of his later works.
The popular song “L’Enfant” was used to great effect in the film The Year of Living Dangerously by Peter Weir.
Photos by Mark Wilson.
Supa’ cool motion graphic video “A Brief History of Sampling” by Eclectic Method:
Eclectic Method – A Brief History of Sampling from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.
A simple but effective mix to keep things tight for the RIP crew and Kubota Canada. Love the muscular look of this spot, makes me want to knock down the neighbour’s shed.
Compulsion (Single) by TeleForce / Electronic / Released February 20, 2014
Two hot-off-the-press electronic tracks from the forthcoming TeleForce album “Approaching Dominance” (due out in Summer 2014).
Compulsion is the alpha track, uneasy yet seductive with its haunting melody and muscular bassline. As the tension rises, an unflinching beat takes hold and compels the listener toward that elusive emotion between control and total surrender.
We’re Physical is a hypnotic journey — a meticulous aural construct with mathematical undertones driven by a simplified beat. While the bittersweet notes scatter in infinite perfect patterns, the primitive bass pulls with its own profound gravity.
Download for free from BANDCAMP or SOUNDCLOUD.
Amateur Time traveler.
Purveyor of knickknacks, whatnots, and things that sparkle.
Back by unpopular demand, the Cunning Twit makes an ill-advised return to the digital world with a mind full of half-baked schemes, nitwit theories, and absurd observations.
Or on Tumblr.
A Dancer in São Paulo by Mark Wilson / Soundtrack / Released Jan 23, 2014
Down the squalid alleyways of a São Paulo slum, children kick an old ball, their toothless grins giving way to laughter as they chase after one another. Along a garbage-ridden riverbank in Jakarta, an old women bends into the putrid brown water, her ancient fingers grasping for something of value, so that she may feed her family. Around the ornate facade of the Bali Bombing memorial, gatherers embrace each other, looking for the names of loved ones, unable to hold back their tears.
Such images of beauty, sadness, and pity were part of an unfinished documentary for which this bittersweet collection of acoustic songs was written.
Recorded almost a decade ago, these songs have since been polished up and remastered for this long overdue release.
Click HERE to purchase.
The National Film Board of Canada pays electronic music duo Boards of Canada some long overdue reciprocal love in this great article by my colleague, Dan Thornhill.