Alain Goraguer - La Planete Sauvage OST LP (Yellow Vinyl)


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Limited edition translucent yellow vinyl.

Animated sci-fi masterpiece La Planète Sauvage (a.k.a. Fantastic Planet), winner at Cannes Film Festival in 1973, is a bizarre and beautiful film. Towering blue-skinned figures, tiny humanoids in the midst of revolt, and drug-induced Tantric sex transport viewers to a truly magical setting.

Composer Alain Goraguer creates an equally hypnotic score from a palette of effects-laden guitars, flutes, Fender Rhodes and strings. While the lush arrangements are reminiscent of Goraguer's collaborations with Serge Gainsbourg in the 1960s, space-age synth flourishes suggest a more psychedelic era. Moody vignettes flow together in tense, slow-paced funk rhythms and Baroque textures.

It comes as no surprise that La Planète Sauvage has been cited as an influence on contemporary artists such as French duo Air and American hip-hop producers J Dilla and Madlib. Gorgeous, interplanetary soundscapes resemble the surreal meeting point between Pink Floyd's Obscured by Clouds and Broadcast's Future Crayon.

This long out-of-print vinyl release features the original soundtrack recording and newly designed artwork. Recommended for fans of Ennio Morricone, Basil Kirchin and David Axelrod.

Track Listing:

  1. Déshominisation (II)
  2. Déshominisation (I)
  3. Générique
  4. Le Bracelet
  5. Ten Et Tiwa
  6. Maquillage De Tiwa
  7. Course De Ten
  8. Ten Et Medor
  9. Ten Et Tiwa Dorment
  10. Ten Est Assome
  11. Abite
  12. Conseil Des Draags
  13. Les Hommes-La Grande Co-Existence
  14. La Femme
  15. Mira Et Ten
  16. Mort De Draag
  17. L'oiseau
  18. La Cité Des Hommes Libres
  19. Attaque Des Robots
  20. La Longue Marche-Valse Des Statues
  21. Les Fusées
  22. Générique
  23. Strip Tease
  24. Méditation Des Enfants
  25. La Vieille Meurt