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Looking for interesting modular synth music FILM SCORES...
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Author Looking for interesting modular synth music FILM SCORES...
Duplan
Hello y'all !

I have a radio show on original film scores and library music. Thus, I am currently looking for modular synth music produced for movies, indie cinema, documentaries, TV... The music has to be already featured in a visual production. I'd rather not play music "waiting" to be used in a movie.

I say modular synth music but it could be other electronic instruments music, noise synths, desktops devices, DIY stuff and whatnot..

If yourself or friends or artists you know have done such things please would you let me know here ?

I am myself a modular synth player (mostly bananas).

My show can be heard here (it's in french but I don't talk too much smile

http://lyl.live/show/a-mon-score-defendant/


Thanks a lot !!! Guinness ftw!
hex
I don't know if it was modular but Gil Melle - The Andromeda Strain.
Duplan
hex wrote:
I don't know if it was modular but Gil Melle - The Andromeda Strain.


Thank you, looks really good !
Bataserpa
Social Network OST,
Gone Girl OST,
and, of course, Dream of Wires documentary
strangeonlooker
The Creeping Garden (great documentary) score was done on modular synths (I think mostly Serge) by Jim O'Rourke. The soundtrack comes with the Bluray/DVD on Arrow Films. Worth tracking down for sure.
tim gueguen
Early John Carpenter stuff was modular. Dark Star was Carpenter himself with a EMS VCS3. Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and The Fog all featured an expanded Moog IIIP programmed by Dan Wyman, and played by Carpenter and Wyman. The following is all Moog modular, including the percussion and strings.


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David Hentschel used an ARP 2500 on the soundtrack of 1975's Operation Daybreak, including on the opening theme.

Petesasqwax
strangeonlooker wrote:
The Creeping Garden (great documentary) score was done on modular synths (I think mostly Serge) by Jim O'Rourke. The soundtrack comes with the Bluray/DVD on Arrow Films. Worth tracking down for sure.


This had totally passed me by - thank you for the heads-up!
buzzlegs
Some modular/noise on the ‘Sodium Party’ OST, there are some piano/strings tracks but also cool modular tracks too, eg. the tracks ‘Drift’, ‘The Cold Trap’, The Bathroom’, ‘The Dance’ etc.

https://stevenolan.bandcamp.com/

The movie’s great too, well worth checking out!
Duplan
Hey, thank you all for the great indications !!! we're not worthy

If you have more ideas, let me know !!
Bataserpa
Maybe not modular, but David Lynch movies have nice electronic sounds.
Check Eraserhead.

Another OST that must be mention is Clockwork Orange, by Wendy Carlos.
de_raaf
jay chattaway maniac soundtrack, not sure there is any modular in it, but still one of my most favorite mostly electronic soundtrack

forgot, an lp i have myself: didn't you hear - soundtrack , mort garson (his name is not mentioned on the lp) moog modular
nostalghia
Partially modular, but all electronic and both great: Thief (1st Michael Mann film) and Sorcerer (William Friedkin remake (somewhat) of "The Wages of Fear"-commercial failure but worthwhile) soundtracks by Tangerine Dream.

Also, "Pi" (1998), the directorial debut of Darren Aronofsky has an all electronic soundtrack featuring Autechre, Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, Orbital and others.
ym2612
Title image on the page linked in the OP is NSFW, for those of us wiggling at work.

Cool podcast, though - I'll check it out.
Duplan
ym2612 wrote:
Title image on the page linked in the OP is NSFW, for those of us wiggling at work.

Cool podcast, though - I'll check it out.


Yeah, sorry, I should have made a warning about the picture...

Wow, super response rate in this thread, thanks again for all the ideas, keep them comin' !!

Obviously classics like Carlos/Carpenter/Lynch are already in my bag !


Cheers !
Reese P. Dubin
Beware! The Blob Mort Garson
Rob_C
Michael Hoenig, known for the 1978 electronic album Departure from the Northern Wasteland, has composed many scores for film and TV.
Bataserpa
I just remembered another classics: zombie, dawn of the dead and suspiria, all soundtracks played by the Italy synth band Goblin.

There is also a horror movie named The Church that Keith Emerson made the st.
poorpot
Tom Holkenborg aka. JunkieXL did a lot of soundtracks.
e.g.: Deadpool, Mad Max Fury Road, Divergent, Paranoia, 300 Rise of an Empire, Batman vs. Superman.
hex
Some John Carpenter composed movie music is all or mostly synth. Assault on Precinct 13 for example.

edit: just noticed somebody mentioned john carpenter above. derp.
de_raaf
https://horrorpedia.com/2014/08/01/horror-film-soundtracks-using-the-s ynthesizer-article/

i came by this yesterday, think this post reminded me about some stuff so got into searching, and this a good link for horror movies with synth soundtracks
Duplan
strangeonlooker wrote:
The Creeping Garden (great documentary) score was done on modular synths (I think mostly Serge) by Jim O'Rourke. The soundtrack comes with the Bluray/DVD on Arrow Films. Worth tracking down for sure.


Incredible soudtrack this one... Jim.. we're not worthy
cretaceousear
Music for Werner Herzog's Aguirre Wrath of God, by Popol Vuh - not sure if it's modular as such but electronic from 1972
ndkent
cretaceousear wrote:
Music for Werner Herzog's Aguirre Wrath of God, by Popol Vuh - not sure if it's modular as such but electronic from 1972
Fricke had supposedly the second Moog in Germany, but the electronics in the Aguirre score is some sort of one-off invrnted alternate to mellotron tape playback device named the Choir Organ.

I think like one of his old modular tracks made it onto the Herzog & Kinski 1979 "Nosferatu" one of the two OST albums from the film does have the old Moog tracks - I say "old" because he sold his moog in 75 to Klaus Schulze - so the soundtrack album subtitled "On the Way to a Little Way" has the moog on a couple tracks.

Schulze infamously did that porno film score "Bodylove" with Moog Modular.

Tangerine Dream's Sorcerer would have modular.

Isao Tomita's Catastrophe: 1999 Nostradamus Prophecy has Moog Modular.

Tomita's Hanzo the Razor: The Snare has modular

The earliest Tomita soundtrack with modular I've found is Bikkuri Bushido in 1972.
Hidden_Path
If game scores count... Some interesting tidbits from Mick Gordon's DOOM soundtrack (featuring some modular stuff as well):

ajlb
More of a curiosity than a compelling score, Mick Jagger twiddled some Moog knobs for Kenneth Anger's "Invocation of my Demon Brother"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kHNVGBGHRg

Jimmy Page was tasked to score Anger's "Lucifer Rising" but abandoned the project, to which Anger responded by putting a curse on Page (and the rest of the band, I believe). It was officially released a couple of years ago but existed as a bootleg album for years. Although not purely modular synth, I believe there is some Moog on it but you'll have to investigate. Manson Family member Bobby Beausoleil ended up recording his score for the film from prison after his conviction for murder. No modular on his.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpvqgskZYRo

Gino Piserchio was an early Moog master but all that remains of his output are short bursts of modular from "Ciao! Manhattan"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFLmwenUKPM


Although not modular, Johnny Greenwood's score for "There Will Be Blood" performed on an Ondes Martenot was critically acclaimed and might be of interest for your other broadcasts.
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