Cerrone Brigade Mondaine: The Original Soundtrack Anthology
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: November 25, 2014
- Originally Released: 2014
- Label: Because Music
Numbered box set limited to 1,000 units worldwide. LP1: Vol 1. Brigade Mondaine (1978) (International title: "Vice Squad"); LP2: Vol 2. Vaudou aux Caraibes (1980) (International title: "Super Witch of Love Island"); LP3: Vol 3. La Secte de Marrakesh (1979) (International title: "Marrakesh Cult"). Three albums, recorded with humility, to keep a promise to a friend. But three albums that, retrospectively, are amongst French producer Marc Cerrone's most cherished, especially abroad. Rumor has it that James Murphy, boss of the DFA label and heart of LCD Soundsystem, has a soft spot for some of the music on these three soundtracks. They were born in Saint-Tropez on a yacht. Cerrone used to spend his holidays there and he met with his friend G+-rard de Villiers, who talked to him about the cinema adaptation of his Brigade Mondaine novels and asked him if he was interested in writing the music. Cerrone agreed, and, a man of his word, he didn't withdraw, even though he was not interested that much. He put a lot of himself into the job and a fair amount of creativity. Alone in the studio, he composed on the synthesizer, used pre-recorded vocal tapes, and played percussion on a record that would become the soundtrack of the first film of the series. Two others followed, recorded the same way, with a tropical flavor to the third to fit it's atmosphere. Then Cerrone, feeling free of his moral contract with de Villiers after three records, declined to write the music for the SAS movie. Too bad - it might have prevented it from drowning. Includes a 4-page 30 cm x30 cm poster-booklet with photos and biographic notes.