samedi 31 octobre 2009

End of album recording...working on film soundtrack


ok, our second album is recorded, done!
Matt our soundman (see his blog is gone now, he's been a perfect company for almost two months. We are very much happy with the sound and the songs, it's groovy! it should come out in Spring 2010.

In the meantime, we've been trying our skills this week into the great adventure of music for films.
We met a french guy in London few years ago, called Guillaume Foresti. He saw us play one night with the Black Lips at the Proud Gallery. He kept in touch with us over the months and talked about his project of a short film with Stephane Demoustier. So here we are now, working on the soundtrack.
The film was shot in 35mm with the two actors Marc Barbé and Arly Jover. I have to say after 2 months working on our album, it is relaxing to record an instrumental soundtrack, to mess around with noises and effects haaaaaa (sound of content).
The 2 directors talked about "Sombre" by Philippe Grandieux as an inpsiration for their film, musicaly. The soundtrack was by Alan Vega (member of Suicide). Below is the final scene of that movie with the cover of a Gainsbourg song by the american band Elysian Fields. It's great.



4 commentaires:

Nuél a dit…

nous attendons le printemps avec impatience maintenant :p
et un gros merde pour la BO ;-)

Guillaume Foresti a dit…

i am not your mum, but you make me proud, fellas.

by the way, just a small precision : we finally shot the film in 35mm actually, not in 16mm. and of that we are proud too :-)

the film is already enthralled by your sound. Thanks for that.


Jehn a dit…

oups , sorry for that Guillaume, I correct it straight away...

Ashley a dit…

*wonderful* - it's a perfect sound, as always. roll on '10!

thanks too, especially with the film work, for making these 'non-mainstream' aspects of French culture accessible to a wider's *very* much appreciated. you and your 'national underworld' offer something truly unique and compelling. I love it.

an...ardent fan, who's craving your return to the UK... :)