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 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Every October, among my usual gothic/macabre/supernatural musical choices, I always spin "The October Suite" by Gary McFarland and Steve Kuhn.

For those who don't know, this magnificent album includes a version of Gary's theme for "13" aka "Eye of the Devil."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I'll have to check this out. McFarland was a great arranger who died very young and Kuhn an under-rated jazz pianist. Thanks for the tip. Have you heard Gil Melle's Tome VI mid-sixties album on Verve? A trad jazz quartet with Melle on soprano sax alternating with and playing with and against a group of early electronic instruments.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'll have to check this out. McFarland was a great arranger who died very young and Kuhn an under-rated jazz pianist. Thanks for the tip. Have you heard Gil Melle's Tome VI mid-sixties album on Verve? A trad jazz quartet with Melle on soprano sax alternating with and playing with and against a group of early electronic instruments.

Oh yes! Imagine how sad I was when I was informed that there were no Tomes I through V.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Just got around to listening to this. Excellent. It's such a haunting theme, deceptively simple, but malleable. And it made me want to listen to the FSM CD again, a real gem of a score. I even think that the film is underrated. I especially love the opening 15 minutes or so, with the genteel house party and the guy playing the theme on harp, intercut with the stranger's journey by train, Niven's reactions on hearing the news (just eye movements and whisperings), right up to the bit where the orchestra soars with a bold statement of the theme as they arrive at the chateau (or something - it's been years since I saw it). Perfect match of music and imagery.

Did somebody mention Gil Mellé? He's my favourite composer ever, and Tome VI is amazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Did somebody mention Gil Mellé? He's my favourite composer ever, and Tome VI is amazing.

Have you seen the YouTube video where he demonstrates the Orgasmatron?

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

We gotta get these babies up!

Gil Mellé - TOME VI


Rare Gil Melle Percussotron Footage Andromeda Strain Soundtrack


I watch this one every couple of months.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Did somebody mention Gil Mellé? He's my favourite composer ever, and Tome VI is amazing.

Have you seen the YouTube video where he demonstrates the Orgasmatron?


Yup - that's the second of Sean's links, right? Or am I missing the climax?

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Oh, ha ha, Graham.

 
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