Wednesday, 27 March 2013

LINK: The Animals Film : Robert Wyatt

English musician Robert Wyatt was a  founding member of the influential Canterbury-scene band Soft Machine, with a long and distinguished solo career.
In 1980, Wyatt created the soundtrack to Victor Schonfeld and Myriam Alaux’s The Animals Film, a feature documentary about the use of animals by human beings. Narrated by Julie Christie the film was first released in 1981.
The Animals Film presented a survey of the uses of animals in factory farming, as pets, for entertainment, in scientific and military research, hunting, etc. It also profiles the international animal rights movement and incorporated secret government footage, cartoons, newsreels and excerpts from propaganda films.
Wyatt’s original soundtrack was only ever issued in a heavily-edited form (losing more than 10 minutes, with no explanation given) as a Japanese CD, and all later CD reissues have been copied from this master.

No comments:

Post a comment

What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.