Limited Edition of 500 Copies
Music Box Records (MBR-021)
Release Date: February 5, 2013
|1.||ATTENTION, LES ENFANTS REGARDENT: Ouverture||1:47|
|2.||Les enfants du soleil||7:09|
|4.||Les enfants de la nuit||5:36|
|5.||Les enfants songent / les enfants tristes||2:18|
|6.||Les enfants regardent / L'ogre||3:49|
|8.||La mort de l'ogre||1:54|
|Total Album Time:||71:03|
Track Listing Legend:
* Previously Unreleased
** Contains Unreleased Material
First time on CD.
More than 70 minutes of music.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Florent Groult.
MUSIC BOX RECORDS is pleased to present on the same CD two original motion picture soundtracks composed by Éric Demarsan: Attention, les Enfants Regardent (1977) directed by Serge Leroy and L'Indiscrétion (1983) directed by Pierre Lary. For Attention, les Enfants Regardent, Éric Demarsan infuses an unsettling sense of the unreal with the use of a high-pitched ghostly glass-harmonica and angelic voices from a children's choir. Beautiful melodic phrases on the harpsichord, on strings or on oboe, give the score a sense of melancholy and profound disenchantment.
The composer also knows how to play tension: a growing unease expressed by the strings, themselves shattered by a saturated chord on electric guitar and woodwinds played in concert that grab hold of you, a tension in the orchestra. It is one of his most daring scores for a film which needs to be rediscovered.
For L'Indiscrétion, the score is based on a melody with syncopations, lascivious phrases on an alluring saxophone and the various instrumental configurations of typical 1980s sounds (mixing strings, trumpet, piano, electric guitars, bass, drums and synthesizer) that bear the unmistakable imprint that Ennio Morricone had just left on the genre in France.
With an enhanced presentation of unreleased material, this release presents two radically different approaches that, each in its own way, testifies to one and the same fact: more than a simple composer for the screen, Éric Demarsan is above all a musical screenwriter, who is both talented and meticulous.
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