Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from February 13, 2018 Options

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options February 13, 2018: SVEN LIBAEK (The Interview)
Sven Libaek joins Morricone Island for a rare interview. The Norwegian-born, Juilliard-grad composed "Inner Space," the legendary 1974 Australian soundtrack to the William Shatner-narrated underwater documentary TV series (re-purposed in 2004 by Wes Anderson in "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"), and "Solar Flares," the 1974 Peer International library recording. Libaek has released more than 30 albums and influenced Australian's mid-1960s music scene as the Music Director and A&R Manager for CBS Records Australia. His film and TV credits include 1965 nature series "Nature Walkabout," 1968 surf film "To Ride A White Horse," 1970 censored "The Set," 1971 comedy "Nickel Queen" and 1972 detective drama series "Boney." He hosted his own 1974 ABC-TV show "All About Music" and from 1977 to 1994 worked in L.A. orchestrating popular songs for "easy listening" radio and artists Neil Diamond and Lionel Richie, as well as composing for Hanna-Barbera. During such time, Libaek worked with Maurice Jarre as musical coordinator and orchestrator for Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously." Votary Records (votarydisk.com) has reissued many of these long out of print, highly sought recordings on vinyl. Tune in next week (2-20-2018) for a deeper listen into Sven Libaek's soundtrack-related work.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Sven Libaek  Music For Eels   Options Inner Space  Festival  1973   
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Sven Libaek  Meteoric Rain   Options Solar Flares  Festival  1974   
0:03:48 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  Meg’s Shopping Spree (Take Without Giving)   Options Nickel Queen  Philips  1961   
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Sven Libaek  Boney Title Music   Options Boney  Festival  1972   
0:07:55 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  In the Wave   Options To Ride a White Horse  Fesival  1968   
0:10:35 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  Main Theme   Options Nature Walkabout  Festival  1966   
0:13:07 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  Inner Space   Options Inner Space  Festival  1973   
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Sven Libaek  Inner Space   Options Inner Space  Festival  1973   
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm melinda:

Looking forward to this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Michael 98145:

Avatar 7:02pm Kamp Climax:

Ask him of any knowledge of Claire Fischer. A great underrated genius.
Avatar 7:02pm Linda Lee:

fantastic opener! just luscious! hello Mr. Levins!
Avatar 7:04pm Kamp Climax:

The record cover is rad all by itself.
Avatar 7:07pm Linda Lee:

this is beautiful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Cooh John:

Wow. This is great music for my own TV 'show': doing the dishes.
Avatar 7:09pm Kamp Climax:

I like the music, but the tones and textures are extraordinary.
Avatar 7:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...movies are a kind of mass delusion too...w/ a different understanding of the relation of Connotation & Denotation...
Avatar 7:10pm Kamp Climax:

There's a python coming up the drain John, and this is the soundtrack.
Avatar 7:10pm Linda Lee:

what a beautiful relief after that poor cult woman's crie de coeur though.
Avatar 7:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

*Look* @ that Studio...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Cooh John:

I feel the 70's with this music.
Avatar 7:10pm Linda Lee:

it's really marvelous.
Avatar 7:11pm Kamp Climax:

True, true.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm queems:

@kamp climax HAHA
Avatar 7:11pm Kamp Climax:

crocheting tonite Queems?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Cooh John:

I will be able to handle it, Kamp Climax, with this music.
Avatar 7:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the PostModern experience of period music in Fidelity one never would have heard it in then...
This is like a great BrianWilson Arrangement...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm queems:

i am! are you watching me through the camera or
Avatar 7:12pm Kamp Climax:

I'm home at the Cheers bar, when you Linda rev Fleep are around. I feel good. Warm.
Avatar 7:13pm Kamp Climax:

yes the booties you are making for the cat need to be a little less brown, more caramel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm queems:

aw but brown matches her fur so well
Avatar 7:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...all the people who mattered to whom 'PetSounds' mattered (even then)...
Avatar 7:14pm Kamp Climax:

your crocheting, and Linda is trying to sell bags and bags of cassettes.
Avatar 7:15pm Linda Lee:

alas, not really. :-D
Avatar 7:15pm Kamp Climax:

was that hipster bait, Lee?
Avatar 7:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...BrianWilson himself influenced by 'Lounge', 'Exotica' & L.A. narratives...TheBeatles' GeorgeMartin having known Classical & Comedy...
Avatar 7:16pm Kamp Climax:

The were all wearing fireman's hats in the studio too
Avatar 7:17pm Linda Lee:

i know nothing of this 'hipster bait' you speak of, sir. never saw it before in my life.
Avatar 7:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This Program showcases such amazing Intelligence. Awe for these Composers.
Avatar 7:17pm Kamp Climax:

"Open Water" still.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm melinda:

I first heard him in The Life Aquatic.
Avatar 7:20pm Linda Lee:

nothing more attractive than a brilliant individual who laughs.
Avatar 7:22pm glenn:

aw, thanks linda lee.
Avatar 7:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...to have this imagination together w/ such an understanding & command of materials
...& to have to - & be able to - so often balance form & content so economically...
Avatar 7:24pm Linda Lee:

hey if the shoe fits ..
Avatar 7:24pm Kamp Climax:

Norwegian accent in the undertow, Australian accent on top, weird but cool
Avatar 7:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...that's pretty much a 180 on the globe!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm queems:

i wonder what it's like to be so immensely talented
Avatar 7:33pm Kamp Climax:

worry and genius produce the same thing: insomnia. With me the latter has nothing to do with it.
Avatar 7:41pm Linda Lee:

so intuituve a process..
Avatar 7:41pm Linda Lee:

  7:43pm Marc15:

Valerie Taylor is still alive. Valerie is 82
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Aitch:

Listening in Sydney, this is great, I grew up to all these shows. Instrument would have been a Fairlight CMI. A friend used to help build them. Yello used the same instrument, also The Residents.
Avatar 7:44pm Kamp Climax:

Marc saves the day.
Avatar 7:50pm Linda Lee:

i'd love to hear some of the hanna-barbera work!
Avatar 7:51pm Kamp Climax:

That's exactly the thought I had.
Avatar 7:51pm Linda Lee:

how can we get hold of it?
  7:54pm Marc15:

Who me? Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chris:

hehehe. screw earthquakes, lets move back where everything is poisonous. :D

great interview and program, Devon. many thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Aitch:

Brilliant show, thanks Sven for the music, fantastic!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm melinda:

Thanks Devon and Sven!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Michael 98145:

yes, thanks.
Avatar 8:00pm Little Danny:

Shit, can't believe I just missed this. Will be refreshing OCD-style until the archive appears!
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