First release : March 2013
Cover design : Thierry Müller
Photographs : Sylvain Bélot
Composed, arranged, produced & mixed by Laurent Saïet except as indicated :
1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15 : imaginary soundtracks recorded in 2010-12. "Angelo's dream" composed by Benjamin Ritter & Laurent Saïet.
"Herr Pink" mixed by Patrick Müller & Laurent Saïet in 2012
2 : composed by Ivan Georgiev for a soundtrack recorded by Tuxedomoon in 1986 for "Plan Delta", a film by Bob Visser. New arrangement by Laurent Saïet recorded in 2011-12. Mixed by Patrick Müller & Laurent Saïet in 2012
3 : remixed from a 45' track composed for "Panic froide", a play written and directed by Gilbert Carsoux in 2009
6 : extract from the soundtrack of "Chasse à l'homme", a film directed by Stéphane Olijnyk in 2010 (Fury Prod.)
8, 9 : extracts from the soundtrack of "Rouge Nowa Huta", a film directed by Blandine Huk & Frédéric Cousseau in 2008. Sound of the film used on 9 by permission of the directors. Reworked in 2012
11 : used for the "Phono-Photo" collection n°2 in 2007 (phono-photo.tracelab.com
). Reworked in 2012
13 : 1st part used on the soundtrack of "Sakhaline", a film directed by Frédéric Cousseau in 2006. Sound of the film used by permission of the director. 2d part used for the "Phono-Photo" collection n°2 in 2007 (phono-photo.tracelab.com
). Reworked in 2012
After the video project Instant T: a tribute to Chris Marker (2009) presented in numerous festivals such as Les Instants Vidéo (Marseille) or Flexiff (Sydney), Laurent Saïet returns to a CD format for a “cinema for the ear.”
Fifth solo album on Trace Label, For Your Ears Only is presented in a 4 pages’s cardboard sleeve. It is composed of Sylvain Bélot’s photographies whose icy poetry complete without redundancy Laurent Saïet’s music. As its subtitle suggests, this album compiles imaginary film music with other music actually composed for images. The 15 songs are strung together in fade-chained reminiscent of the composer’s interest in film editing processes.
For Your Ears Only tells us a story of melancholy, disseminates sensuality or invisible threat whose the uncanny leads to daydream. This music of climates, both overhead and underground, is not far from those of Angelo Badalamenti, of Deathprod or Tuxedomoon (whose title is taken here).
Information & extracts: www.tracelab.com
Tamara Lai’s video on the title ASCENT: vimeo.com/60159654