French house duo Château Flight are the latest electronic act to get into soundtracking silent movies.
Following on from Jeff Mills and Giorgio Moroder, who both took on Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’, and the even the Pet Shop Boys who scored ‘Battleship Potemkin’ earlier this year, the latest electronic act to get into soundtracking for silent movies is French house duo Château Flight. Their score to ‘Les Vampires’ will be released early December.
Château Flight composed a score specially written for screenings of the film earlier this year, and they liked the result so much they’ve decided to release it as a standalone CD. “This album is a commissioned work,” says Nicolas Chaix from Chateau Flight, “But we thought it should exist as an entity independent of the film.” The CD features eight tracks, all untitled.
If you don’t know them, Château Flight is Chaix, aka I:Cube, and Gilbert Cohen, aka DJ Gilb’R. While Chaix’s output as I:Cube has often been minimal techno, together as Chateau Flight the duo’s music is informed more by electro-pop, French Chanson and chilled house. The latest evidence of their skill is a remix of the Atjazz track ‘It’s Complete’ which can be found on M.A.N.D.Y.´s ‘At the Controls’ mix, and they’ve also got the new EP ‘Baroque’ out on hot Berlin label Innervisions, home of Âme, Dixon and Henrik Schwarz. As Schwarz puts it: “These two guys reach a level of complexity right now that no one else out there seems to reach.”
You can listen to ‘Les Vampires’ and other releases on Versatile at Versatile Records.
‘Les Vampires’ by Château Flight will be released on Versatile Records on December 9, 2006.