From the sunset silhouette of the album art to the first sprawling guitar drone off track opener Le Démon, Domotic seeks to paint a vivid portrait of the wild…the uncharted canyons, the dangerous trails, and the lonely campfires under blankets of stars.

Inspired by the classic Spaghetti-Western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone and Gianni Marchetti as well as the early ambient synth pioneering of Brian Eno, Le Démon Des Hautes Plaines is as much a post-rock experimental effort as it is a soundtrack.  He even reinvents the Le Démon theme on a Rhodes organ just 4 tracks in, transforming it into a melancholy interlude reminiscent of Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi’s gorgeous Rome full-length.

The demand for all things soundtrack-related continues to rise in the collector community, so I wouldn’t expect this initial run of 300 to last long.

The Details

This is a film score: an instrumental series presented in themes, punctuated with echoes and variations, short sequences and choruses. This is the music composed by Stéphane Laporte for the movie directed by his friend, Tom Gagnaire who two years ago decided to direct in a very short time and with very little means, in a remote part of the Haut Languedoc, « a regionalist and post new-wave western ». A homemade film shot in the countryside, with the phantoms of Raoul Walsh and Eugène Green, where the sheriffs have lost their faith and where white nymphs haunt the cascades.

Price $16.71

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