RIYL: Stereolab, Broadcast, Horror Soundtracks
Following the deluxe reissue âVampyrâ from last year Fire Records next film score is a reinterpretation of Roman PolaĹskis “The Tenant” played by Death And Vanilla. It’s like a space church soundtrack with an almost sacred score. Eerie and slow atmospheres create a frightening feeling not far away from later horror movie soundtracks. It’s Death And Vanilla’s most minimal instrumental work with a lot of organ and moog sounds.
Originally scored by Philippe Sarde, this release sees Death And Vanilla reimagine the filmâs soundtrack four decades on for a new audience. The haunting instrumental is a foreboding piece of dark and cinematic avant-garde music thatâs alienated, lonely and melancholic. Moments of hallucination and delusion mirror the lead character Trelovsky.
Recorded in 2015 at Cinemascore festival in Spain alongside a two-hour performance and screening of psychological thriller âThe Tenantâ (1976). With the band at their most minimal, the accomplished musicians once again bring the dark narrative to life with their expansive and ethereal noir sound. The recording features them as a trio - Marleen Nilsson (Farfisa Compact), Anders Hansson (Hagstrom Kent, Roland SP-404 and Technics SL-1200) and Magnus Bodin (Moog Prodigy and Musser M55).
Directed by Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski and based on the novel Le Locataire by Roland Topor, âThe Tenantâ is the finale in his acclaimed apartment triology which included âRepulsionâ (1965) and âRosemaryâs Babyâ (1968).
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