Friday, 1 May 2015

Art of the Cover - VA "The B-Music of Jean Rollin 1986-79"

Some nice artwork featuring the beauteous Brigitte Lahaie, and harking back to Rollin 's classic Fascination, adorns this fine collection, celebrating the idiosyncratic and unique music across Rollin's works from his first decade as filmmaker.

Rising out of the smoky Parisian Mai 68 shrapnel and claiming his stake as the first French vampire movie director, the inimitable father of European Horrortica, Jean Rollin has smudged the painted face of surrealist cinema for over five decades.

Dragging his roots from beneath the Letterist/Situationist movements, avant-garde theatre, Belgian fine art groups and entwining them around the minds of sexual revolutionaries, the European comic book cognoscenti, the Parisian free jazz and rock scene, Rollin stopped at nothing to bring his macabre phantasies of zygotic vampirism and backward blood cults to Gallic cinemateques and beyond.

Celebrating the immortal legacy of the late director, Finders Keepers Records have compiled a detailed and comprehensive music cabinet of some of the finest musical moments from his initial directorial decade (1968-1979) that provided a much needed platform for the freak rock and free jazz that mirrored the distorted erotic visions in his own mind's eye.

Imagine Gong-Gone-Wrong meeting the Art Ensembles Of Châteauroux... Fantasy pop groups mutate and thrive within.

Featuring early recordings from mod rockers Unity, free jazz legends Barney Wilen, François Tusque and Jean-François Jenny-Clark and musical co-conspirators to Walerian Borowczyk and Fernando Arrabal, this collection unites a wide range of previously unreleased material with some of Finders Keepers' most collectable Rollinade vinyl moments for the first collection of this kind featuring music over forty years old.

Funky vampires cruising the streets of Paris in the 1960's looking for some hot blooded action. Freaky sex scenes, graveyard songs, chase scenes, this music is for a movie, or several movies, and I have not seen any of them. But I can have a pretty good image of what is going on in the scenes with this music. There is some real slinky skanky type of guitar stuff on here, and some of the arrangements are just bad ass. There are like 31 songs on here, some of them are very short, more like samples or sound-bites -- sound bites? Vampire fang sound bites! Blast this music on Halloween night during trick or treat. Rock out in your car on some foggy night on a country back road. Again, love for Finder's Keepers and all they do for wild crazy unusual music from all around the world!
by The Tuck 

1. Blind Songbird [From Viol du Vampire]
2. Le Frisson des Vampires [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
3. Gilda & Gunshots [From Jeunes Filles Impudiques]
4. L' Interieur des Ecuries [From Fascination]
5. Crotch Batterie [From Requiem for a Vampire]
6. Golden Panther [From La Vampire Nue]
7. La Château [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
8. Fallen Dancer [From La Vampire Nue]
9. The Curse [From Viol du Vampire]
10. La Valse Grinçante [From Fascination]
11. Batterie Fields [From Requiem for a Vampire]
12. Wedding Party [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
13. Jewel Thieves [From Jeunes Filles Impudiques]
14. Isabelles Demise [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
15. Jade Lake [From Requiem for a Vampire]
16. Bizarre Cult 2 [From Fascination]
17. Abstract Procession [From Les Femmes Vampires]
18. Flightless Bird [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
19. Blue Doll Baroque [From La Vampire Nue]
20. Murs du Château [From Requiem for a Vampire]
21. Jeunes Filles Impudiques [From Jeunes Filles Impudiques]
22. Doux-Reveil [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
23. Crimson Gates [From Requiem for a Vampire]
24. Blue Quadrant [From La Vampire Nue]
25. Violent Library [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
26. Skittles [From Viol du Vampire]
27. Croque Weasel [From Les Femmes Vampires]
28. The Memory of Eternal Darkness [From Le Frisson des Vampires]
29. Quatre Soeurs [From Viol du Vampire]
30. Apparation du Château [From Fascination]
31. La Cite Rouge [From Les Frisson des Vampires]

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