Jagjaguwar has announced the release of the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos’ Beyond The Black Rainbow on 9/02. This album will be available in the United States and digitally world-wide on Jagjaguwar and physically in Europe on Death Waltz Records. This supposed “lost film” from the 1980s is inspired by obscure sci-fi movies and classic dystopian fiction – watch the trailer here. Created by Sinoia Caves, the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt – a disciple of the long-form cosmic synthesizer soundscape, and member of Canadian psych-and-prog pioneers Black Mountain – the soundtrack draws on inspiration from Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos and John Carpenter. Schmidt artfully navigates the various sonic sensibilities of his predecessors, incoporating touchstones such as mellotron choirs, glacial analogue synthesizer pads and arpeggiators. The result is ominously beauitful, otherworldly and terrifying.
This mesmerizing effect is evident in “Forever Dilating Eye” the first track off of Beyond The Black Rainbow, premiered this morning.
With clear vinyl and beautiful, glossy Stoughton jackets – this is a record-collector’s record. A special bundle of the vinyl along with a DVD ofBeyond The Black Rainbow is available for pre-order on SCD.