Boomkat Product Review:
One of two utterly stellar Parmegiani soundtrack for avant-garde film finally available for download on Switzerland’s WRWTFWWR.
Sourced from original tapes, what you have here is the soundtrack for Pierre Kast's 1972 film, ‘les soleils de l’île de pâques’. This work is a captivating example of the pivotal concrète and electro-acoustic maestro’s methodical, logical approach to his work; highlighting fundamental, inseparable connections between perceptions of visual and aural cultures. The results precisely connote their subject, with stacks of far-out, hallucinatory gestures and cues reflecting the film's supernatural and occult themes.
In Parmegiani’s own words: “Music, like film, needs duration to be totally understood. One and the other use common words to elaborate their own editing: transitions, fade-outs. There is, therefore, a little bit of cinema for ears in music. But could one not say reciprocally that there’s been a little music in the images? (for the ears!).”