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Format: CD
Sku: 60617830
UPC: 789856301720
UPC 14: 00789856301720
Release Date: 10/21/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. First Victim (Apple)/Main Titles ~ Cul de Sac
2. Second Victim? ~ Cul de Sac
3. That's Great Then, Isn't It? ~ Cul de Sac
4. Second Victim (Shower) ~ Cul De Sac
5. Lovemaking/Mae's Theme ~ Cul de Sac
6. Flashbacks ~ Cul De Sac
7. Mirror I (We're The Same Person) ~ Cul De Sac
8. Pregnancy Test I (Will You Take Care of Us, Mr. Bear?) ~ Cul de Sac
9. Pregnancy Test II ~ Cul De Sac
10. Tailing The Strangler ~ Cul De Sac
11. Mirror II (Mae And Elena) ~ Cul De Sac
12. Frustrated Seduction (Wash It Off!) ~ Cul De Sac
13. Fifth Victim (Aerobics) ~ Cul De Sac
14. Mae Learns The Truth ~ Cul De Sac
15. Dumpster, The ~ Cul De Sac
16. You Don't Do Bad Things! ~ Cul de Sac
17. Seventh Victim (Fire Extinguisher) ~ Cul De Sac
18. Denouement/End Credits ~ Cul de Sac

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Cul de Sac: Glenn Jones , Jonathan Williams (guitars); Jonathan LaMaster (harp, electric bass); Jacob Trussell (computer); Jon Proudman, Robin Amos.
Muze PNote Personnel: Jonathan Williams (guitar); Jonathan LaMaster (saz, violin); Jacob Trussell (saz, melodica, drums, sampler, turntables); Robin Amos (synthesizer, electronics); Jon Proudman (drums).
Muze PNote That Cul de Sac would end up doing a film soundtrack isn't completely surprising, given the band's instrumental bent and past live work playing along with various productions. That it would end up doing a soundtrack for what appears to be an erotic thriller is another story entirely -- a thriller produced by Roger Corman at that, which, given some of the leaden music from his '50s and '60s efforts, automatically makes one wonder. But to the band's credit they find a sharp way to apply their sound to another context in enjoyable fashion -- if, for instance, Pink Floyd could (and did) something similar in the late '60s, then why not Cul de Sac? The snarling, unsettled murk of the main title sequence works as both moodsetter and statement of intent. When one considers how many soundtracks, especially for low budget films, consist of identical mock-orchestral, or uninspired copies of electronic inspirations, hearing something that is truly ominous and in current context, fairly unique, is a blessing. The band's variety gets a solid showcase throughout the soundtrack -- if there are fairly few long tracks due to the inherent nature of the work (only a smattering break, three minutes total, and a number barely crest a minute), it's made up for with the various approached tackled. "That's Great Then, Isn't It?" includes both entrancing acoustic guitar mystery, and a hint of dub echo, "Frustrated Seduction" chugs along in bemusing, almost quirky fashion before suddenly turning into a rush of drum-and-bass rhythms. What parts of the film's plot are suggested by the titles seems well in keeping with the results -- "Lovemaking/Mae's Theme" is subtle and tender, while "Tailing the Stranger" infuses a chugging motorik beat with paranoid fear. ~ Ned Raggett

Producer: Cul De Sac; Jonathan Williams; Cul De Sac

Engineer: Jonathan Williams; Jonathan Williams

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey

Associated Artists and Works

Fahey, John

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/21/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 17
Music Label Name Label : Strange Attractors
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00789856301720

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Cul De Sac
Product attributeLabel:   Strange Attractors Audio House
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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