LE GROUPE X "OUT OFF" (1978)
Another soundtrack that is begging for a re-release! Not my description but I feel like quoting this anonymous entry in full as it is pretty spot on:
"Here's a striking weird yet incredibly amazing work defying categorisation with psychedelic demented electro breaks / FX studio layered spooky effects / slightly funky moves / bizarre cosmic sounds / deep hypnotic creepy beats / weird analogue electronics / abstract piano, strings, organ & flute passages and quirky sinister motifs by the Italian mastermind of electronics Gianluigi Pezzera, the producer behind the "Frrrrrigidaire" Italian prog Lp. A miraculous and balanced mixing creating eerie organ soundscapes backed by spooky choral voices on ALLUCISERGICO, freaky and dark electronics synths on AGORAPHOBIA, mellow moog passages on BAILAMME, the hallucinated abstract martial beats of METAMARCIA, the gentle cosmic moves of FANTACOPULA, the FX'd echoed percussive and delirious LA GRANDE BOCCA. This electronic madness was the soundtrack for the first (and I'd say bizarre as well) movie by Antonio D'Agostino called "La cerimonia dei sensi", which had "Out off" as working title, starring the famous Italian hermaphrodite Eva Robin's, basically a story (or a story dreamed in a coma) of a prophet who comes back to the world in order to live Christ's life again facing all the differences occurred on the political and social Italian scene (!!) during the bloody dramatic 70s."
The Cars That Ate Paris
As a kid, this movie title always scared me for unknown reasons (I mean, apart from the fact that cars could not really eat, could they? and if they did, how on Earth would they swallow an entire city?)... So this Peter Weir movie's always eluded me until recently when a friend lent me her DVD. I can safely say the movie is not that good - it's not very well-written and doesn't make much sense, even in an oblique, allegorical way. On the other hand, I fell in love with the great soundtrack by Bruce Smeaton, which was screaming "sample me! sample me!" all along, especially with the two great opening numbers. Discogs tell me there's only a 7'' EP single available, which is a shame, really (for a whopping €100 apiece!) as the opening tune is not to be found anywhere... anyway, here's the main theme which has a nice groove to it - and the coolest ever design for a car!