Tag Archive: instrumental music blog

Soundtrack: Mad Max

I watched Mad Max for the first time last week. I liked it. A lot. It has that same callow honesty as many other Australian films made around the time of the great film-grant plunder of the… Continue reading

Words and Song without Words by Yannis Kyriakides

Words and Song Without Words from yannis kyriakides on Vimeo.

Soundtrack: Only Lovers Left Alive

When Jim Jarmusch puts a film out, I almost get more excited about the music that it will feature. I discovered Mulatu Astatke’s hypnotic Tezeta in Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers. Dead Man [VINYL] is one of… Continue reading

Falling in and breaking out

What is it about this clip that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up? What is it about a song with a great beat that makes you want to… Continue reading

Lalo Schifrin, nightly news and vampires

Lalo Schifrin was not a name I grew up knowing. In fact it’s only recently that I started paying attention when I heard this name, and ever since, I’ve noticed that unusual name… Continue reading

Bohren and der Club of Gore

The name sounds a bit frightening, especially when you know that ‘bohren’ means ‘drill’ in German, and when you find out that the band comprises of Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Robin Rodenberg and Reiner… Continue reading

Profile: Angelo Badalamenti

The music of Angelo Badalamenti has been floating around in my subconscious since I was 12 and Twin Peaks first aired. Then as I discovered Blue Velvet and the nightmare world of David… Continue reading

Sound, image and the making of meaning.

We’ve come to accept the idea that the score is merely a supporting part to the main event of the moving image when it comes to film. In the Fifteen Question interview we often… Continue reading

Misirlou

I heard it most recently in an old episode of M*A*S*H, the gang were dancing around to it in one of the tents, at the time of the Korean war it would have… Continue reading

Csound and sanity

This is a clip from an old Sega Master System Game called Fantasy Zone. While you might not be familiar with this particular game, there’s likely to be some sort of computer game… Continue reading