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 - The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)

  • Gil Mellé

    The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack) LP (1971)

    Kapp Records

This is one record I would grab if my house was on fire. I had been looking for this OST ever since I saw the movie 12 years ago. However, I was looking for the typical white jacket, painted collage of movie themes, and "The Andromeda Strain" in big capital letters. I had no idea the record was gonna be hexagonal (it fits in the camera shutter like opening on the front) !!! As far as the music it is like a more rational thinking person's Morton Subotnik. Weird, raw, electronic sounds…miles away from the usual theramin and molested Thomas organ sounds that predominate a lot of Sci-fi soundtracks. If you ever have seen the documentary, "Blue Note", Gil is the cigar chomping cat that is interviewed a lot. I have been told by some friends that he has some electronic/jazz hybrid records also…I will be on the lookout.


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