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’75cl’ Original Soundtrack Upload

On Saturday  March 24th the village of Palmela, where the film ’75cl’ was shot gathered in celebration of its first screening.

After months of hard work Writer /Director Gonçalo Nuno de Souza managed to successfully complete this full length feature film with very little apart from friendship and goodwill from all involved. Everyone contributed in whatever way they could, a mother’s tuna bake, a village’s permission to close down main roads, a grandmother’s willingness to lay on the floor motionless for hours. At the screening (which I unfortunately missed) out came the Moscatel wine, the cheese, the friends and good company, all given with love from people who don’t own much but expect nothing in return.

I guess in a way what really drew me to be a part of this project was friendship. It was the notion that some things can just be given out of love for someone and that exchange bears no price. From my part I contributed in the only way I could, by creating an Original soundtrack as well as soundscapes for ’75cl’.

In early conversations with Gonçalo we discussed my appreciation of  70s/80s horror soundtracks and picked as references Wendy Carlos and early John Carpenter films. We both agreed that it would make sense for the film to have some synth based pieces that would suit the Zombie Film aesthetic as well as a few ‘traditional’ pieces to go along with the more dramatic ‘human’ scenes . It was a challenge but I think that all in all we managed to create a good balance and the feedback has been positive.

 

 

 

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’75cl’ Original Soundtrack

So most of those who know me are aware of the fact that I have spent the last few months writing the soundtrack for ’75cl’.

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At the end of last year my good friend Goncalo shot his first full-length feature and I jumped on board of his Zombie train with only a handful of synths and a small laptop as my weapons. It seemed at times that the undead would win the battle but I am happy to announce that the soundtrack is now near completion and a good thing too as the film will have its first screening this coming Saturday.

After this first screening I will begin to upload a few of my favorite Zombie themes but not wanting to leave you, dear listener , empty handed here’s another music upload from Fran.

I wrote this in a near Zombie state. After mixing for over 8 hours my ears hurt and my brain was collapsing, I wanted nothing more than to break something. Not wanting to deal with the consequences of real life destruction I decided to do it musically. I took one of the songs from the soundtrack and cut through it like a madwoman. This is me and my sonic Saw.

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