RIYL: Stereolab, Broadcast, Horror Soundtracks

Label: Fire

Following the deluxe reissue ‘Vampyr’ from last year Fire Records next film score is a reinterpretation of Roman Polańskis “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.

The Details

Originally scored by Philippe Sarde, this release sees Death And Vanilla reimagine the film’s soundtrack four decades on for a new audience. The haunting instrumental is a foreboding piece of dark and cinematic avant-garde music that’s 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 ‘The Tenant’ (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, ‘The Tenant’ is the finale in his acclaimed apartment triology which included “Repulsion” (1965) and “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968).

Price $23.93

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