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Music for Imaginary Films
Arling & Cameron
Music for Imaginary Films
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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It's not unusual that the best part of a movie is its soundtrack. Dutch duo Gerry Arling and Richard Cameron cut straight to the gravy and created Music for Imaginary Films, a collection of tracks for movies that don't exi...  more »

     
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All Artists: Arling & Cameron
Title: Music for Imaginary Films
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Emperor Norton
Original Release Date: 1/11/2000
Re-Release Date: 2/8/2000
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Trip-Hop, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 607217702323

Synopsis

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It's not unusual that the best part of a movie is its soundtrack. Dutch duo Gerry Arling and Richard Cameron cut straight to the gravy and created Music for Imaginary Films, a collection of tracks for movies that don't exist. On this, the follow-up to their debut All In, Arling and Cameron continue to write elevated camp (their delicious songs are too sincere and well constructed to be dismissed as kitsch). The concept behind this release is a perfect vehicle for the pair to display their seemingly limitless proficiency in any number of musical styles. So, what kind of movies did A&C have in mind? Some sort of James Bondian caper wouldn't be out of the question, nor would a late-'60s sitcom, nor a jazzy Woody Allen film or wah-wah-pummeled blaxploitation flick, for that matter. A&C has a sense of humor for sure, and a fondness for lounge music from all decades. The song "W.E.E.K.E.N.D," sung in breezy, hushed harmonies, proclaims, "Monday, is not a fun day / and Tuesday, another blues day," sounding severely reminiscent of '60s prime-time TV theme songs. The horn-punched, bass-crazy "Hashi," a song about a "drug-sniffing canine," renders bizarrely vivid images of an animated retro superhero pooch spy. Later down the disc, on "Spacebeach," contributor Fay Lovsky prolifically plays a quavering theremin to its spookiest woooo-OOO-oooo effect--have we just entered a haunted house? Whatever cinematic vision A&C had in mind for these songs, the delight of their listeners results in only one ending--a happy one. --Beth Massa

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CD Reviews

Whats Not to Love?
M. Williams | Texas, USA | 11/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Another great release from Arling and Cameron. "Music for Imaginary Films" combines disco, lounge, and 60's easy listening with modern drum tracks. The booklet that comes with the cd is just as interesting and quirky as the album itself. Each track has a small synopsis giving info on the "story" behind the track and some insight on the imaginary film.I wouldn't excatly call it a dance oriented album, but it dose have some nifty beats, especially on "Lets Get Higher," that song makes no bones about being disco funk. It is not as abstract as "ALL IN," but if you loved "ALL IN" you will enjoy this release."
Interesting Concept Album
Eric Vondy | Phoenix | 01/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a novelty album taken to its limits. There are some great songs on this CD of theme songs from fictional movies. There are also some bad ones. Among the great ones are Space Beach, Spaceclub: 1999, Milano Cool, and W.E.E.K.E.N.D."