Soundtrack to 'Jodorowsky's Dune' Gets Vinyl Release Through Light in the Attic

Soundtrack to 'Jodorowsky's Dune' Gets Vinyl Release Through Light in the Attic
Though it was highlighted and explored in a damned entertaining documentary, odds are we'll never get to see eccentric and arty Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky's film version of Frank Herbert's Dune. Making up for this ever so slightly is the fact that composer Kurt Stenzel's retro-futuristic score to Jodorowsky's Dune makes its way onto vinyl this fall. You'll be able to trade a mound of precious spice for it by November 13.

The soundtrack comes courtesy of Light in the Attic's Cinewax imprint, which notes that Stenzel's accompaniment was modelled after documentary director Frank Pavich's request for a score with a "Tangerine Dream-type feel." It's explained that Stenzel did this with the use of a vintage Moog Source, CZ-101s and a Roland Juno 6, as well as with a toy organ and a Nintendo DS.

"I also played guitar and did vocals," Stenzel revealed in a statement, adding that he likewise filled his pieces with, "some chanting… and some screaming, which comes naturally to me."

Narration from Jodorowsky himself is also threaded into the score, with Stenzel describing these vocal additions as "the soundtrack's main musical instrument." "Listening to him was almost like hypnosis, like going to the guru every night," Stenzel added.

As you'll see via the tracklisting below, parts of the score reference meetings between Jodorowsky and artists including Moebius and H.R. Giger, as well as plot points from Dune. The release will also feature extensive liner notes from composer Stenzel.

A taste of his, ahem, keyboard melange can be absorbed via a stream of "Parallel World." You can stream the track into your very own Great House down below.

Stenzel's score isn't the only Dune-related release in recent memory. Last year, the soundtrack to David Lynch's 1984 screen adaptation of Dune was re-released on vinyl, while synth maestro Bernard Szajner's Arrakis-inspired Visions of Dune from 1979 was also reissued.

Jodorowsky's vision of a Pink Floyd-and-Magma-driven score, meanwhile, has yet to be realized.

Jodorowsky's Dune:

1. Coming of a God
2. Greatest Movie Never Made
3. Parallel World
4. Parallel World (outro)
5. Leap of Faith
6. Time and Space
7. Optical World
8. Nebula
9. Invitation
10. Point of View
11. Moebius
12. Arrakis
13. Millions of Stars
14. Into the Galaxy
15. O'Bannon Meets Jodo
16. Finding the Others
17. Spiritual Warriors
18. Conception of Paul
19. Ships With Souls
20. The Pirate Spaceship
21. Rescue From a Sandworm
22. Mad Emperor
23. Burning Giraffes
24. Baron Harkonnen
25. Giger's Theme
26. Deepest Darkness of the Soul
27. Feyd Rautha
28. Total Extermination
29. I Am Dune
30. Hollywood
31. Fingerprints
32. Open the Mind
33. Try