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La Planète Sauvage with Stealing Sheep and The Radiophonic Workshop

La Planete Sauvage

La Planète Sauvage with Stealing Sheep and The Radiophonic Workshop

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“Om or Draag?” That’s the question overheating the water cooler as René Laloux’s celebrated sci-fi animation La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) from 1973 is overhauled with a re-imagined soundtrack by electronic modernists Stealing Sheep and legendary sound innovators The Radiophonic Workshop.

La Planète Sauvage follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam.

It’s a real pre-Avatar conundrum that Stealing Sheep, with the help of the Radiophonic Workshop, unravel creating an ethereal excursion that’s narrated by Roger Limb; like a futuristic Martin Denny, or Dr Who gone ambient techno, with a hint of Forbidden Planet 50 years on. It’s an analogue swirl set in an off-world paradise; a field recording from the future.

“Stealing Sheep are a unique trio who have a rather wonderful and instinctive feel for the harmonies and magical traditions of art-pop. We are, in effect, art electronica, our music based on natural and unnatural sounds, fields and technologies. It seemed utterly natural to bring these traditions together in the live re-scoring ‘La Planète Sauvage’, itself, a wonderful piece of psychedelic folk animation.” – The Radiophonic Workshop

Blending the formidable psych-rock and pop of Stealing Sheep with the pioneering electronic experiments of the Radiophonic Workshop, La Planète Sauvage is a thing of ambient beauty punctuated with electronic earworms that switches from intensely ominous to otherworldly dream like moments.

“Stealing Sheep devour a broad range of styles, incorporating everything from the dark dance-pop of Grace Jones to the experimentations of radiophonic workshop pioneer Delia Derbyshire and John Carpenter soundtracks.”The Guardian

“No institution has had a greater impact on the development of electronic music than the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.”The Vinyl Factory

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