The Brian Jonestown Massacre
music de film imaginé
Musique de film imaginé (music for film imagined) is a soundtrack that pays homage to the great European film directors of the late 50’s and 60’s, such as François Truffaut & Jean-Luc Godard (to name but two), created by Anton Newcombe on behalf of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for an imaginary French film.
Guests on this daring symphonic experience are French chanteuse and multi-instrumentalist SoKo and Italian actress, singer and director Asia Argento. SoKo is signed to Because Music and her track ‘We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow’ was featured in the viral video ‘First Kiss’, which has garnered over 63 million views and debuted at number 9 in the Billboard Hot 100 last year. Asia Argento, who has starred in music videos for Marilyn Manson, Placebo and Tim Burgess, recently wrote the storyline for ASAP Rocky’s music video and short film ‘Phoenix’, which has had over 5.5 million hits. Both vocal performances are in French.
Anton Newcombe recorded Musique de film imaginé in Berlin in August 2014, after a successful European tour for the Brian Jonestown Massacre.
“The album that you are about to hear is a soundtrack, my own creation, a tribute to great directors and filmmakers to an era that now seems to be behind us. Leaving the smart person to care to imagine that this art could now be in the shadow of its former glory. “The interesting thing about this project is that the film does not exist either. Even so, I imagined and I realized its soundtrack… Now it’s your turn, you are the listener to imagine the film.”
Record Store Day 2015
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
Clear vinyl. 2000 numbered copies. A collaboration between Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) recorded in Berlin in 2014. Parks was an early signing to Alan McGee’s 359 Music, on which she released her acclaimed debut, Blood Hot, in 2013. One reviewer described her as “Patti Smith on Quaaludes”; others have mentioned her “gauzy psychedelic sound” and “smouldering voice.” McGee himself calls her “an amazing songwriter… her most beautiful quality is her lack of ego. Tess is an amazing lady.” Her full-length collaboration with Newcombe, I Declare Nothing, will be released in 2015.
Format: 10″ Coloured Vinyl