Ubre Blanca selects… 16th September, 2014


Glasgow duo Ubre Blanca describe themselves as soundtrack makers of a film that doesn’t exist yet; they mine an analog synthesis of a visceral futuristic realm, fusing this revivalism with contemporary sound design to create expansive sonic atmospheres. Andy Brown, once the unrelenting drummer for Divorce, joins his brother in darkness Joel Stone, formerly of ShitDisco, to select some of their most influential soundtracks.

You can catch them live at The Art School this Friday for Eclair Fifi & Pals.

1. La Ragazza dal Pigiama Giallo (music: Riz Ortolani; track: Corpo De Linda)
Nothing in music implies confusion and tension more than a fast, hypnotic arpeggiator. Like ‘I Feel Love’ stripped of all the love, a better title would be ‘I Feel Weird’. Ortolani also created the fantastic soundtrack for ‘Cannibal Holocaust’.

2. Sorcerer (music: Tangerine Dream; track: Betrayal)
From William Friedkin’s first movie after ‘The Exorcist’ which, even with it’s spooky title, isn’t a horror movie at all. Regardless, Tangerine Dream’s soundtrack is mindblowing.

3. Beyond The Black Rainbow (music: Sinoia Caves; track: Forever Dilating Eye)
A modern soundtrack this time. “…Black Rainbow” came out in 2010 but it’s soundtrack is only being released now. Excellent, dark, brooding synth mantras that suit the film’s sense of claustrophobic foreboding perfectly.

4. Prince Of Darkness (music: John Carpenter & Alan Howarth)
Obviously a hero of ours. It was tough to pick a track by him that isn’t already burned into everybody’s memory, which is a testament to how affecting his music was. “Prince Of Darkness” is the most genuinely frightening of his soundtracks, Carpenter’s pinnacle of sheer fear.

5. Bui Omega (music: Goblin; track: Buio Omega)
Goblin were a necessary addition as well. ‘Suspiria’, ‘Tenebrae’ and ‘Profundo Rosso’ get a love of the love, deservedly so, but there are diamonds littered throughout their soundtrack work. When they go into a groove full-tilt, like they do here, it’s stunning. The bass-line is a thing of wonder!