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Vangelis - "Le Singe bleu"

4y ago


L'Apocalypse des animaux - Vangelis, 1973 Recorded Studio Europa Sonor Paris, 1970 L'Apocalypse des animaux is a soundtrack album by Greek composer Vangelis. The album's music accompanied a documentary series about the animal kingdom directed by Frédéric Rossif that was first broadcasted on French TV in 1970. This album is one of Vangelis' earliest works, recorded whilst still a member of progressive rock band Aphrodite's Child. It also marks the first time that he collaborated with French director Frédéric Rossif on soundtracks relating to his TV documentary programmes. Though the album itself was released in 1973, the music was recorded in 1970. In opposition to the way he later recorded soundtrack music - watching the filmed material, then composing to it - in this instance he simply recorded a suite of generic tunes (based on the wildlife theme of the project, but not having access to it) and left it to the film editors to splice-in whatever they needed. The documentary contains much more music than is available on the album, a common theme with Vangelis soundtracks.