Description

The entire unreleased soundtrack for Jean Rollins 1971 ultimate French vampire hippy flick Le Frisson Des Vampires, on black vinyl. Embryonic psych funk recordings from Parisian teenage psych combo including members of French No-No mod rockers Unity.

Imagine an early Gong/Ame Son/Soft Machine session fuelled by a 1000 year old acid infused blood transfusion.

With origins in the Parisian underground, the Free Press revolution, New Wave cinema, The Letterist movement, French Surrealism, sexual liberation and the European progressive rock explosion Jean Rollin’s 1972 film Le Frisson De Vampires still stands up as one of the most original European poetic erotic horror films after almost forty years since it’s cosmic inauguration. Just in time for Halloween Finders Keepers Records resurrect the complete freak rock soundtrack to the most phantasmagoric celluloid moment from “The First French Vampire Director” which has been shrouded in mystery, secrecy and red wine addled memories for four decades.

Originally rumoured to be played by a disbanded group of teenagers and lost in the edit suite the unabridged soundtrack of improvised freak-funk, commune rock and acidik folk could have easily been recorded by an early line-up of Gong or Ame Son and released on a label like BYG or ESP. The true origins of this rare psychedelic score and it’s unspoken legacy via private pressed free jazz albums and collectible mod rock 45s adds to the twisted tails that unfolds via our extensive liner notes making this release yet another counter-cultural pop milestone courtesy of Finders Keepers Records.

Made on a shoestring in rural Northern France with a cast and crew that draws a blood red line between the avant-garde and The pre-cert video cassette the behind the scenes story of Les Frisson De Vampires engulfs a rampant river of cultural phenomenon such as Japanese Pinky films, X-rated comic books, The Mai 68 riots and the forward thinking No-No generation. Complete with classic and highly collectible artwork by French illustrator Phillipe Druliet and music that will appeal to fans of J. P. Massiera, Amon Duul 1, Jean-Claude Vannier, Igor Wakhevitch, Fifty Foot Hose, early Pink Floyd and Acid Mothers Temple.

Originally released in 2010 as the inaugeral release in our dedicated Rollinade series, documenting some of the finest musical moments of the director’s career as an avant-gardener, counter-culture vulture and Gallic vamp-tramp, Finders Keepers once again presents the entire unreleased soundtrack from the ultimate French vampire hippy flick Le Frisson Des Vampires on transparent blood red vinyl (with a black pressing to follow in early 2021).

Track Listing

  1. Yvon Gerault – Blind Songbird
  2. Acanthus – Le Frisson Des Vampires
  3. Pierre Raph – Gilda & Gunshots
  4. Pierre Raph – Crotch Batterie
  5. François Tusques – Golden Panther
  6. Acanthus – La Château
  7. Yvon Gerault – Fallen Dancer
  8. Pierre Raph – Batterie Fields
  9. Acanthus – Wedding Party
  10. Pierre Raph – Jewel Thieves
  11. Pierre Raph – Jade Lake
  12. François Tusques – Abstract Procession
  13. Acanthus – Flightless Bird
  14. Yvon Gerault – Blue Doll Baroque
  15. Pierre Raph – Jeunes Filles Impudiques
  16. Acanthus – Doux-Reveil
  17. Yvon Gerault – Skittles
  18. François Tusques – Croque Weasel
  19. Acanthus – La Cite Rouge