|Tom's astute equation of The Boards Of Canada and afterschool specials in his techno diary reminded me that I've been meaning to post a couple of links on this page.
On a hunch I bought on ebay a 16mm print of OWL AND LEMMING by the Dutch animator Co Hoedeman. The film is an adaptation of an Eskimo legend, one of a series he did in collaboration with Inuit artists and musicians.
The film blows my socks off.
16mm prints and videos of the complete series are available through The Film Board Of Canada.
One of these Monday nights I'll be screening Owl and Lemming at our music/film nights in the backroom of the Parkside Lounge (corner of Attourney and Houston, NYC)
Sounds truly sweet...I'll bring The song Of Mukhomor with us
"Have you ever come across the Holy Ghost People, the old one about the pentacostal Rattlesnake handlers guzzling strychnine."
Damn, Steve, I wish that Parkside thing could be on Tues, when I'm not working. I'd like to see Owl and Lemming, though. Re Boards of Canada, the musicians: I find it amazing that they created an entire sound and vibe out of those melancholy, wind-blowing-through-a-ghost-town scores of Film-Board-of-Canada films. Not just the films, but childhood memories of the films: the way it felt to be trapped in the house with the TV on a long afternoon. BoC's use of children's voices in fleeting samples heightens the mood. The plaintive analog synths are Madeleines recalling bomb shelter childhoods.