Alain Goraguer La Planete Sauvage

This moody, atmospheric soundtrack is seeing reissue for the first time since its 1973 release. La Planete Sauvage was a trippy animated film adapted from a sci-fi novel by acclaimed writer Stefan Wul, concerning a future dominated by 39-foot-tall "Draags," and their enslaved, human descendants, the "Oms." But before you start imagining John Travolta making this a pet project, the soundtrack, by composer and Serge Gainsbourg arranger Alain Goraguer, is a funky, psychedelic exploration, like The Wall as a German expressionist silent score, with theremin. The accompanying illustrations from the film, by Roland Topor, are equally fascinating, drawing influence from the Eastern European school that also appears to have influenced Pink Floyd. Already mined as a sample source for underground hip-hop, this reissue should see some greater attention paid to the original inspiration. Just don't tell the Scientologists. (Intoxica)