Rashomon - The Finishing Line (Film Music Volume 2)

The Finishing Line (Film Music Volume 2)

Rashomon

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 4 tracks 2.99
Download Album (flac) 4 tracks 3.99
Download Album (wav) 4 tracks 3.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Rashomon - The Finishing Line (Film Music Volume 2)


Second full-lenght album from Rashomon (aka Guapo founding member Matt Thompson). Inspired by public information broadcast "The Finishing Line" (1977), the record is a sonic re-imagining of the film as haunted meditation on the power of memory, drawing the listener into a claustrophobic sense of unease and mounting horror. An amalgam of library music, 1970s prog soundtrack, musique concrète and spectral jazz.

Reviews

Matt Thompson started to play music as Rashomon in 2004. He is also a member of Guapo and for his solo music he likes to create something that works in the same way as making a movie. He likes his music to be like soundtrack, albeit without film. I guess one could say that for any music (well, let's say: to any music reviewed in Vital Weekly): it just depends to what extend you want to hear something as a soundtrack. At his disposal are a bunch of real instruments. Drums play an important role, guitars too, but also minimoog, organ, Fender Rhodes, bass, vocals, bowed psaltery, violin an vinyl. And electronics are there on the other hand. The label compares this to prog rock, electronic noise, waltzes, Eastv European folk, metal, drones, pysch rock and free jazz - and yes, quite rightly so. Perhaps easier to say: Rashomon surely likes Nurse With Wound in all its various guises. A swift montage of sound. Going from slow jazzy drums and slide guitars (spaghetti western!), fading into a piercing electronic soundscape, a bit of drones and then a montage of samples to add that filmic sequence. Actually I am not entirely sure which film I should be projecting in my mind, but perhaps I am not that much of a film man myself. I must say I did appreciate this CD quite a lot. It moves all over the musical spectrum and makes a nice coherent piece of music. Almost like a soundtrack indeed!

Vital Weekly 717, Frans de Waard, February 2010

Tracklisting

Download Album (HINT07DD)
  1. Rashomon - The First Race (9 And Under Fence Breaking)
  2. Rashomon - The Second Race (12 And Under Stone Throwing)
  3. Rashomon - The Third Race (Last Across)
  4. Rashomon - The Fourth Race (All Ages Tunnel Walk)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 The First Race (9 And Under Fence Breaking) 13m 57s N/A N/A
2 The Second Race (12 And Under Stone Throwing) 8m 10s £0.75
3 The Third Race (Last Across) 12m 20s N/A N/A
4 The Fourth Race (All Ages Tunnel Walk) 10m 57s N/A N/A
Entire MP3 Download Album (4 tracks) £2.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Rashomon - The Finishing Line (Film Music Volume 2) tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 The First Race (9 And Under Fence Breaking) 13m 57s N/A N/A
2 The Second Race (12 And Under Stone Throwing) 8m 10s £0.75
3 The Third Race (Last Across) 12m 20s N/A N/A
4 The Fourth Race (All Ages Tunnel Walk) 10m 57s N/A N/A
Entire FLAC Download Album (4 tracks) £3.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Rashomon - The Finishing Line (Film Music Volume 2) tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 The First Race (9 And Under Fence Breaking) 13m 57s N/A N/A
2 The Second Race (12 And Under Stone Throwing) 8m 10s £0.75
3 The Third Race (Last Across) 12m 20s N/A N/A
4 The Fourth Race (All Ages Tunnel Walk) 10m 57s N/A N/A
Entire WAV Download Album (4 tracks) £3.99

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Rashomon - The Finishing Line (Film Music Volume 2) tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.