HAR15 - ROSS BLAKE DEBUT ALBUM ‘PRETTY EN ROSE – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK’ RELEASED TODAY (AND TONIGHT)

Horse Arm are very proud to bring you the debut album of English composer Ross Blake:
‘Pretty en Rose – Original Soundtrack’.

'Pretty en Rose' is a documentary directed by underground auteur Angélique Bosio, and charts the career of cult Parisian fashion icon Fifi Chachnil. Blake and Bosio have been acquainted for some time following Blake’s discovery of her earlier film 'Lilk Your Idols', which documented The Cinema of Transgression in 80’s-90’s New York. Having then been similarly impressed by Blake’s theatrical soundtracks and the experimental leanings of his former bands Buttonhead and Poino, she summarily enlisted him to provide a simpatico score to her film; a documentary that transcends Fifi Chachnil’s diva persona, and looks behind the exotic veil of her idealised Parisian glamour-puss image to investigate the personality within.

Fearlessly charting a journey into a world of mystery, Blake’s delirious offering conjures up the glamorous milieu of its parent film while simultaneously gliding far beyond it to inhabit deeper poetic realms of the imagination.

It has garnered some noteworthy praise so far…

“The more this went on, the more I liked it, reminding me of some deranged 70s religious album that everyone wants to find the original pressing of. (5/5 Stars)”
Jonny Trunk - Record Collector Magazine

“Blake’s Soundtrack presents an evocative blend of ethereal ripples that weave classic French pop tones into richly textured dreamscapes."
Electronic Sound

Following its premiere this week on The Quietus, the album is now available in all good stores on 180g vinyl (limited edition of 200) featuring bonafide Pierre et Gilles cover art of Fifi Chachnil herself! You can order the vinyl HERE (ships from UK or US). You will also find the album on the streaming platform of your choice HERE.

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