A thrilling mix by LCC connecting original soundtracks of movies from different decades (listen now)
The authors of the mix are Ana Quiroga and Uge Pañeda, a Spanish electronic music duo, working hand-in-hand under LCC (acronym of Las CasiCasiotone) name. The project was started in Asturias, a region of northern Spain. Since 2010, they have been involved in different artistic projects, focusing on sound design, music production and beyond. They have been developing various musical adaptations and audiovisual installations in collaboration with SAT of Montreal, Lieu Multiple of Poitiers, CCCB, LABoral, Niemeyer Center and Hangar. In 2013, LCC composed the soundtrack for the documentary Ciutat Morta (Selected by San Sebastián Film Festival) and won Villa de Bilbao contest in the Alternative category. In March of 2014 they won an AMAS award in the Best Electronic Production category. Moreover, they have already played at such notable festivals as L.E.V. Festival, Loop Barcelona, LPM Rome, and others. Recently, their first official LP “d/evolution” has been released on Peter Rehberg’s Editions Mego (read our review). In their production, the duo melts tranquil sounds with the deep, extensive and obscure soundscapes, simultaneously evoking images of urban and natural environments where even synthetic sound particles are smoothly transformed into harmonious wholeness.
“Secret Thirteen Mix 143” is a thrilling audio voyage across the picturesque musical field of original movie soundtracks from different decades. LCC did an outstanding work with this mix. Even though many of the compositions are quite contrasting between each other and carry different spectrum of moods while listened alone, LCC finds delicate and smooth ways to accurately connect these pieces. The duo gradually builds a continuous cinematographic soundtrack, with it’s own story and emotional background. The splendid palette of sounds is quite amazing ranging from breathtaking atmospheres, relaxing melodies to complex audio effects, experimental percussions, mesmeric vocals and more. The mix could evoke a feeling of watching the late Claude Monet’s impressionistic paintings. Monet’s blue period is the right starting point for this comparison and the similarity between the strange mystery of these quietly shimmering waters and LCC’s mix overall sound texture.
LCC about their mix
As cinema spectators we liked the idea of making a mix from some of our favourite film soundtracks and also from movies whose sound caught our attention. Sound is a basic pillar of cinema and we believe that without sound and music films wouldn't be a complete piece of art.
The main idea was to make a mix from original soundtracks and also from original sounds such as effects and voices. We give the same creative value not only to the musicians but also to the sound designers. For this reason, a lot of films that we love don't appear, because they don't use original soundtracks exclusively made for the movie.
The films chosen are “Persona” by Ingmar Bergman, “Heavenly Creatures” by Peter Jackson, “Snowtown” by Justin Kurzel, “Take Shelter” by Jeff Nichols, “The Ballad of Genesis” and Lady Jaye by Marie Losier, “Kynodontas” by Giorgos Lanthimos, “Disgrace” by Steve Jacobs, “You and the Night” by Yann Gonzalez, “Cube” by Vincenzo Natali, “Benny's Video” by Michael Haneke, “π” by Darren Aronofsky, “Koyaanisqatsi” by Godfrey Reggio, “Laurence Anyways” by Xavier Dolan, “The Hunger” by Tony Scott, “Irréversible” by Gaspar Noé, “Videodrome” by David Cronenberg, “Seom” by Kim Ki-duk, “THX 1138” by George Lucas, “Bent” by Sean Mathias, “Gerry” by Gus Van Sant, “Happy Together” by Wong Kar-Wai and “Talk to Her” by Pedro Almodovar.
There are two exceptions that aren't original soundtracks: the song by Caetano Veloso, who we really love and whose song appears in “Happy Together” and “Talk to Her” (playing it on the film). And also the song by Arvo Pärt (the musician, which inspires us), which had been written long time before the film, but whose soundtrack was completely by him.
01. Lars Johan Werle, Evald Andersson, Lennart Engholm, Olle Jacobsson, P.O. Pettersson - Opening Scene (Persona OST and Sounds) [feat. Children Choir - Just a closer walk with thee (Heavenly Creatures OST)]
02. Jed Kurzel - The Dream (Snowtown OST)
03. David Wingo - Signing (Take Shelter OST)
04. Genesis Breyer P. Orridge, Lady J, Bryin Dall, A. Genese - I love you I know (The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye OST)
05. from Kynodontas (Original Sounds)
06. Antony Partos - Journey (Disgrace OST)
07. M83 - Holograms (You and The Night OST)
08. Mark Korven - Where are we (Cube OST) (feat. Benny's Video Original Sounds)
10. Clint Mansell - Pi R^2 [πr²] (π OST)
11. Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi (Koyaanisqatsi OST) (feat. Laurence Anyways Original Sounds)
12. Michel Rubini & Denny Jaeger - Beach House (The Hunger OST)
13. Thomas Bangalter - Rectum (Irréversible OST)
14. Howard Shore - 801 A-B (Videodrome OST) (feat. Seom Original Sounds)
15. Walter Murch - What's Wrong (THX 1138 OST and Sounds)
16. Philip Glass - Suite for String Quartet (Bent OST)
17. Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel (Gerry Soundtrack)
18. Caetano Veloso - Cucurrucucu Paloma (Happy Together and Talk to Her Soundtracks)