Soundtrack To Jodorowsky’s Dune Now Available To Order

jodorowsky-dune-soundtrackThe soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a documentary about the greatest film that never got made – is now available to order.

Jodorowsky’s Dune tells the tale of cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unsuccessful attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, Dune, to the big screen.

Jodorowsky’s version of Dune was to feature Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger in starring roles and music by psychedelic prog-rockers Pink Floyd.

For the documentary, composer Kurt Stenzel created a retro-futuristic soundtrack: Continue reading

New Pink Floyd Album, The Endless River, A Tribute To Keyboardist Richard Wright

Pink-Floyd-The-Endless-RiverPink Floyd has announced a new album, The Endless River, that they say is a tribute to longtime keyboardist Richard Wright (1943-2008) and a return to their early style.

The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions,” explains David Gilmour. “We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album.”

“Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and, with him, the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.” Continue reading

The Iconic Sounds Of Synthesis – ‘On The Run’ From ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

When it comes to iconic sounds of synthesis, few changed the shape of popular electronic music than the sequenced synth on Pink Floyd’s On The Run, from Dark Side Of The Moon.

In this short BBC video, David Gilmour explains how the On The Run sequence was created on the EMS Synthi A. The Synthi A was introduced in 1971, so it was a brand new tool when Pink Floyd was using it. Dark Side Of The Moon was released in 1973 and went on to sell 50 million copies.

Unfortunately for synthesists, the Synthi A is one of the rarest production synths ever made. Fans of the sound have turned to other synthesizers to recreate the classic sequence (E2 G2 A2 G2 D3 C3 D3 E3) – some more successfully than others.

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Pink Floyd On Laser Harp

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This is a demo of the Kromalaser Laser Harp. Here’s what they have to say about it:

With KL-450 BASIC Laser Harp, our client has assigned 2 instrument’s bank to the same Laser Harp. This demonstrates how you can split the instrument, even to play one instrument each laser.

See the Kromalaser site for details.

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon Movie

Final cut of the full-length movie for Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon.

This film uses the backdrop films the band featured during their initial US, UK, and French tours for The Dark Side Of The Moon, with additional footage used for Breathe and live footage from 1972 added to Time.

The mix of the album for the video contains extended versions of Speak To Me and On the Run.

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