Published Feb 05, 2015The Brian Jonestown Massacre are best known for psychedelic rock, but frontman Anton Newcombe is taking the project in a more cinematic direction with Musique De Film Imaginé, which will be out on April 27 through the songwriter's own A Recordings.
The album is inspired by European film directors like François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. The title translates as Imagined Film Music, which means that it's intended for a movie that doesn't actually exist.
Newcombe explained in a statement [via NME], "The album that you are about to hear is a soundtrack, my own creation, a tribute to great directors and filmmakers to an era that now seems to be behind us. Leaving the smart person to care to imagine that this art could now be in the shadow of its former glory. The interesting thing about this project is that the film does not exist either. Even so, I imagined and I realized its soundtrack... Now it's your turn, you are the listener to imagine the film."
Below, hear the album cut "Philadelphie Story," which features Francophone vocals from Soko. Sure enough, it's easy to imagine this song in a decades-old French film.
Also below, hear a work-in-progress version of Musique De Film Imaginé that Newcombe posted on YouTube a few months ago. This player features five tracks and lasts 22 minutes.
Additionally, A Recordings will release a collaborative 10-inch from Newcombe and Toronto songwriter Tess Parks for Record Store Day (April 18). It will be limited to 2,000 clear vinyl units and contains the songs "Cocaine Cat" and "Mama."