Rare Soundtracks & Lost Tapes (1973-1984)

by Alain Goraguer

  • Catalogue number: TRS30
  • Label: Transversales
  • Format: LP
  • Release date: April 5, 2024
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Transversales Disques proudly presents Alain Goraguer Rare Soundtracks & Lost Tapes.
French composer Alain Goraguer who first made a name for himself as a sideman and arranger for Serge Gainsbourg wrote very few soundtracks, but amongst them, the legendary La Planète Sauvage (1973) is an absolute staple of France’s essential music.

During that same period of time, Goraguer wrote two rare and beautiful scores using the same masterclass arrangements. On L’Affaire Dominici (1975), Alain Goraguer creates a theme of great melodic clarity from a palette of breathy flutes, clavinet D6 baroque textures, wah-wah guitars and slow-paced drums that clearly reminds La Planete Sauvage’s atmosphere. The same can be said about the score of Au delà de la peur (1975) with its descending clavinet melody, twanging bass riff, funky drums and flashes of bended electric guitars. This record also includes never before released tracks found in the vaults of French national radio: beautiful and timeless orchestral compositions recorded at Studio 105, Maison de la radio.


Musique Composée et dirigée par Alain Goraguer.
B3.B4.B5 : Inédits enregistrés au Studio 105 de la maison de la radio, Paris.
Restauration audio : Quentin Geffroy

Production exécutive : Sébastien Rosat & Jonathan Fitoussi
Mastering : Benjamin Joubert
Direction artistique et graphisme : Jean-Philippe Talaga

(P) 1973 Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M Srl. una società del gruppo Sugar. (P) 1975 Warner Chappell. (P) 1984 INA

Remerciements : Patrick Goraguer, Stéphane Lerouge, Remi Foutel, Christiane Lemire

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