8.14.2010

Philosophale - 1968



RS | MF

If I had to rename this one I'd call it "Fodder for Witchdoctors." When I listen I picture everything from cooking bodies, to creepy sideshows, to torture devices, to long and grimy haunted hallways. I love it! A xylophone never sounded so good. Almost exactly a year ago I used one of these tracks (my favorite... Geant) on a past comp... Intrigue Betrayal and Espionage.

Overall, Philospohale belongs to what I consider "the alternate group" on the Sylvester label. Just like how DW had composers who always worked together (Tilsley, Trombey, Papworth, Reno, Arvay, Laren, Towren, Slaney, etc.) during the golden age Sylvester had theirs too (Vladimir Cosma, Robert Hermel, Patrice Sciortino, Claude Vasori and more ...all of which switched between these 2 labels and Musique Pour L'image. It's a shame I don't have more like it... or do I?

7 comments:

litlgrey said...

A Sylvester I don't have... bless ye !!

Hrangue said...

You and a few others are fast on the trigger.

m0neymizzle said...

Thanks hrangue i see you finally posted one of those sylvesters.

Looking forward to this and the other one you had mentioned, thanks!

litlgrey said...

Pheww, Patrice Sciortino - these tracks are astonishing, even for him. And that's saying a lot!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for great album.

Hrangue said...

And this one also came out on MPI as MPI/LP 518 Sciences - Industrie - Bestiaire.

litlgrey said...

This was MPI 518 and "Embargo" was MPI 512? Thanks... I had no idea! Neither is in my file shares that way.
I wonder what those covers look like, and whether the pressings are noticeably different.