Brian Jonestown Massacre Stream New 60s French Pop Direction


The prolific and occasionally mental Anton Newcombe has returned with a new Brian Jonestown Massacre project, this tie paying tribute to the French film auteurs of the 50s and 60s. From the press release: "Musique de film imaginé (music for film imagined) is a soundtrack that pays homage to the great European film directors of the late 50’s and 60’s, such as François Truffaut & Jean-Luc Godard (to name but two), created by Anton Newcombe on behalf of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for an imaginary French film.

The first fruits of this project is Philadelphie Story, a collaboration between Newcombe and French multi-instrumentalist SoKo that sticks closely to the album's declared influences – it's drenched in emotive strings, yearning French vocals, and packs a sense of high, near camp melodrama. Newcombe has the following to say on the new LP-

“The album that you are about to hear is a soundtrack, my own creation, a tribute to great directors and filmmakers to an era that now seems to be behind us. Leaving the smart person to care to imagine that this art could now be in the shadow of its former glory. “The interesting thing about this project is that the film does not exist either. Even so, I imagined and I realized its soundtrack… Now it's your turn, you are the listener to imagine the film.”

Musique de film imaginé is released on April 25th – stream Philadelphie Story below, and find out more on the BJM website