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Old 12-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Fans of the Drive soundtrack...

http://exclaim.ca/News/johnny_jewel_...imaginary_film

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By Gregory Adams
Following a three-year incubation period, Glass Candy/Italians Do It Better musical mastermind Johnny Jewel has just unveiled his 37-track opus, Symmetry - Themes for an Imaginary Film.

A press release for the set, which is now out on iTunes, explains that the project features a number of collaborators from the Italians Do It Better family (Chromatics, Desire, Mirage) and was started as far back as 2008, with some of the oldest tracks dating back to when Jewel was working on fellow disco minimalist Farah's Into Eternity LP.

The two-hour piece apparently thrives on an ambient drive, retro synth work and steady hi-hat rhythms, and the sheet goes on to explain that "the album's pulse thrives on the empty pockets of space left in the wake of throbbing bass and the faint flicker of electro candlelight."

Though in the past he's pulled from Italo disco, Jewel's latest album is described as embracing "the elegance of European noir cut with a lean and violent American razor," and is said to take cues from John Cage, Glenn Branca, Maurice Ravel, John Carpenter and more.

You can check out a stream of the full album down below, where you'll also find the tracklisting. A double-CD version and triple LP will arrive sometime in the new year.

This is the guy behind most (all?) of the non-score music in Drive and also a track from Bronson . Him and his Italians Do It Better production moniker are also pretty much the only redeeming thing I ever got out of MySpace, but that's another story.

You can listen to the full double album on the link above via his SoundCloud page where you can also link through to and find other stuff including different cuts of tracks from Drive and more. Dig it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:42 PM
I liked the soundtrack to Drive...the movie, not so much!
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:58 PM

I perused "search new" on the forums and was surprised people weren't jumping all over this thread. Then I saw it nestled underneath a lot of guessing games and rants about old people. I looked at the reply count and thought that at least one person got something out of it…after checking the response, not so much.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:17 PM
I can envision the teenage heir of a German Uradel family cruising the autobahn listening to this music on a half pint of Williams Birnenschnaps while having his hands between some blue eyed beauty's legs. Zuhälterei ist nicht einfach.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:31 PM
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I can envision the teenage heir of a German Uradel family cruising the autobahn listening to this music on a half pint of Williams Birnenschnaps while having his hands between some blue eyed beauty's legs. Zuhälterei ist nicht einfach.

LOL. Exactly!

I hear where he's going with the John Carpenter influence - Death Mask sounds like something straight out of Escape from New York.

The guy seems like one of the few musicians who intends his stuff the same as I hear it. I remember first hearing Digital Versicolor and thinking it sounded like Miami Vice meets Suspiria, then reading in an interview him saying he was influenced by 80s cop shows and Italian horror films and just being floored (and also a bit creeped out)
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:01 PM

thanks for the heads up on this Postmaster. Great stuff

Oh and that track from Bronson is dope as hell.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:22 PM
where can i get a copy?

one of the best tracks on the drive ost was by David Grellier aka College, A Real Hero (Feat. Electric Youth)

his last album Northern Council, is great especially if you like John Carpenter

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