Digital Nouvelle Horrifique Vague Soundtracks
April 15, 2020
Omega Prod Records Announces Three French Horror Soundtracks in Vinyl & Digital Editions
France’s Omega Productions Records has announced three horror thriller soundtracks in digital and vinyl editions. The first is the music to À L’INTÉRIEUR (Inside, 2008), the first film collaboration by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, and is one of the emblematic films of the new French horror wave of the 2000s. The soundtrack was composed by the late François-Eudes Chanfrault, discovered in 2003 with Alexandre Aja’s HAUTE TENSION (High Tension) by and Gilles Marchand’s QUI A TUÉ BAMBI? (Who Killed Bambi). The composer offers here a subtle blend of sound experiments and dark and melancholy contemporary pieces.
The label also offers Raphaël Gesqua’s rejected score for the same film—which, while unused in the film, is a very moody and macabre composition. This was his first feature film score, but disagreements during the editing process found his musical efforts rejected from the production. Listeners now have the opportunity to hear Gesqua’s approach toward L’INTÉRIEUR.
Gesqua had better success with his scores for Maury & Bustillo’s LIVIDE (2011; Livid) and AUX YEUX DES VIVANTS (2014; In the Eyes of the Living). The latter is the third release in Omega’s April release schedule. The film is a tasty mix of influences from Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986) and Rob Reiner’s STAND BY ME (1987) which tells of three kids who skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch site of a woman being dragged across the lot by a masked man. Gesqua composes an original soundtrack alternating bright orchestral pieces and synthetic sequences, thus offering an atmosphere that is both rich and—like the film—referential to the 80s
Watch the trailer (in French language) for AUX YEUX DES VIVANTS on Gesqua’s youtube page: