Friday, September 15, 2006

Contrast Goes To The Movies

Oh dear, I'm a bit late this week, I fear. This week's Contrast Podcast came out as usual on Tuesday, but here I am drawing your attention to it on Friday...

This week's theme was Entrance Music for a Film, where contributors proposed mood-setting pieces for films that currently play only in the cinemas of their minds. It was proposed by Dearest Colin of the recently-defunct blog "Let's Kiss And Make Up." The mix of tracks is wonderfully diverse, but then that should no longer come as a surprise.

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And here's the souindtrack:

(00:00) Helm un Heik - 20th Century Fox Fanfare

(00:23) The Cocteau Twins - Fifty-fifty clown
Colin from Let’s Kiss and Make Up

(04:24) The High Violets - Cool Green
Nikki from Indie don’t dance

(08:51) +/- - Surprise
Andy from Circles of Concrete

(12:57) Erik Scott Johnston - For Candace
Cindy from Adzuki Bean Stash

(15:32) Hope of the states - The black amnesias
Simon from You can call me Betty

(21:15) 50 Foot Wave - Bug
Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(25:55) Yoko Kanno - The real folk blues
Tom from Other People’s Toys

(32:27) Chet Baker - Vehicle
Tim from the face of today

(35:30) The National - All the wine
Richard from Invisible Limb

(38:54) Fields of the Nephilim - Intro (harmonica man)
Chip from

(41:22) Hawks and Snakes - Her Cooling Jets
Bethanne from CTASLS

(43:40) Dead Can Dance - Frontier
FiL from Pogoagogo

(47:30) John Barry Seven - Hideaway
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(50:23) Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(55:45) Bedhead - Burned Out
Merz from Mars needs guitars

Next week's theme is "Handclapping" and there's still room left, so go get yourself a song with happy, clappy handclaps in it, record a brief intro, and fire it off to

There was only one other song in contention this week, namely "Fanget i Krystal" by everyone's favourite rubber-nosed Norwegian, Mortiis. The track dates from his dark ambient phase, which fell somewhere between his black metal and darkwave periods. I hear it's eerie pootling as the backing for some sort of black-and-white German expressionist film set in a snowy, spiky-treed forest inhabited by Juddermanesque creatures.

Mortiis - Fanget i Krystal (buy here)

Beware the Judderman, my dear, when the moon is fat...


Rachel said...

Old news!!! I am just kidding. I can joke with a fellow Armadillos...Right? Right.

Ok so in all seriousness...
I adored your choice, it was by far my favorite of this Contrast Podcast. In fact I will not even entertain the idea that there was another track in the running.

I think you did a fantastic job with this Contrast Podcast.


Tim Young said...

Yeah. FiL's intro was fab wasn't it. I'm thinking of writing a dark children's book and getting FiL to read the audiobook.

A. B. Chairiet said...

Hi Fil!

I can't for the life of me think of what my intro-music to a film would be.

I like the exit music better, though. The Fade to black, roll the credits type song.

If I could actually listen to this podcast, I'm sure I'd have a much less self-centered comment to leave. ;)

I hope you're well and had a great weekend! :)

Happy Monday,
~ Ash

FiL said...

Dearest Rachel: Absolutely. Armadillos 4 evah. And glad you liked the piece - it is grand, isn't it? Actually, I've not yet met a Dead Can Dance track I don't love.

Dearest Tim: Ooh, I'd like that...

Dearest Ash: We must fix it so you can hear the podcast...