Sinoia Caves ‎– Beyond The Black Rainbow - 2014 Ambient Psych Soundtrack Clear LP

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Sinoia Caves ‎– Beyond The Black Rainbow

Jagjaguwar ‎– JAG253, Death Waltz Recording Company ‎– DW029.5
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Clear
02 Sep 2014
Electronic, Stage & Screen
Soundtrack, Score, Ambient


A1 Forever Dilating Eye 4:17
A2 Elena's Sound-World 5:04
A3 Run Program: Sentionauts 2:59
A4 Arboria Tapes - Award Winning Gardens 3:02
A5 1983 - Main Titles 3:16


B1 1966 - Let The New Age Of Enlightenment Begin 16:27
B2 Sentionauts II 3:29





Companies, etc.

Recorded At – Susstudio
Recorded At – The Balloon Factory
Mixed At – Otic Sound
Mastered At – Golden Mastering

Artwork By – J. Schmidt
Drums, Recorded By [Drums] – Joshua Wells
Mastered By – John Golden
Mixed By – Joshua Stevenson
Producer, Composed By, Mixed By – Sinoia Caves

Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Beyond The Black Rainbow"
A Panos Cosmatos Picture

Film stills from the motion picture "Beyond The Black Rainbow"

Gatefold cover.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 656605225319
Matrix / Runout: JAG-253- A GOLDEN
Matrix / Runout: JAG-253- B GOLDE

( pitchfork) "

For his second release as Sinoia Caves, Black Mountain's Jeremy Schmidt has rearranged his work on the score for the cult sci-fi film Beyond the Black Rainbow to craft a work that alludes to the movie but should work for people who’ve never even heard of the film. Schmidt seems to have composed this music based on hazy memories of old soundtracks, with sly nods to John Carpenter and Goblin, Jan Hammer and Jon McCallum.


Sinoia Caves

As a kid growing growing up on Vancouver Island, Panos Cosmatos spent hours at his local video store, which was then still a new kind of business in North American suburbia. He would browse the endless racks of VHS boxes, especially curious about the fantastical illustrations that lined the horror and science fiction sections. His mother and father (a cinematographer and director whose most famous credits are Rambo: First Blood Part II and Tombstone) wouldn’t let him watch scary movies,"

“Elena’s Sound-World” recalls Giorgio Moroder’s work for Oliver Stone, but what’s more impressive is how sympathetic the song is toward the title character, imprisoned in the weird Arboria Institute. The pulsing sequencers and bodiless choir of voices not only sound startlingly tender (echoing the sensitivity with which Cosmatos finally shows her face), but the song grows larger with each measure, as though imagining a wide world beyond the confining walls. On the other hand, “Run Program: Sentionauts”, with its towering organ riffs and prismatic synthesizers, conveys nothing but danger and dread as it reimagines a Popol Vuh Herzog score as a teen slasher soundtrack.

In other words, this is music that tells a story—that, crucially, makes its own powerful statement—even when detached from Beyond the Black Rainbow. It ebbs and flows in dramatic arcs, from the fluttery hush of “Arboria Tapes – Award Winning Gardens” to the foreboding synths of “1983 – Main Titles.” The album builds as it proceeds, such that the errant drones and earth-rattling chords of the seventeen-minute “1966 – Let the New Age of Enlightenment Begin” supply rising action and the eerie prog bombast of closer “Sentionauts II” creates a climactic conclusion. In both the film and its soundtrack, there is a constant sense of opening out: Elena’s world grows larger and larger as she ventures from her cell into the wide world, while Schmidt’s score similarly sounds like it is forever dilating, at least until the last synthburst fades. "

More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label Death Waltz Recording Company
Color Black