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ARLING & CAMERON, "MUSIC FOR IMAGINARY FILMS"

The concept was alreadyinvented but the execution was quite different. I'm referring to LeafRecords' "Invisible Soundtracks" volumes 1 and 2, which collectedexclusive tracks from Laika, Fridge, To Rococo Rot, Paul D. Miller andothers, where the premise was to have soundtrack music made up forfictitious movies.
The concept was alreadyinvented but the execution was quite different. I'm referring to LeafRecords' "Invisible Soundtracks" volumes 1 and 2, which collectedexclusive tracks from Laika, Fridge, To Rococo Rot, Paul D. Miller andothers, where the premise was to have soundtrack music made up forfictitious movies. This most likely could have given the idea to Dutchduo Arling & Cameron for this CD. "Music for Imaginary Films"expands on imaginary soundtracks, where each song presented here is thetheme song for an imaginary film. There's one page in the CD bookletfor each film with a poster design drawn up and an entertainingsynopsis written on the side. Each imaginary film has had aconsiderable amount of thought and detail - and it's quite an enjoyableread. The music itself is charming and ranges fom the 60's lounge feel,through disco tracks with big horn sections, borrowing thematic ideasfrom the likes of Perez Prado and Henry Mancini. While it can be campyat times like "Hashi the Drug Sniffing Canine," each theme remainsauthentic sounding with lots of instrumentalists hired for therecordings. Fans of the big horn retro sound from Stereolab wouldprobably also enjoy a good portion of this record.

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