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Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – Laura   (via Arthur Magazine)

This track ‘Laura’ is taken from the upcoming a full-length collaboration “For the Ghosts Within” between Robert Wyatt, saxophonist/composer Gilad Atzmon and violinist/composer Ros Stephen, which is due out on November 9th via Domino Records.


“For the Ghosts Within”  Tracklist:
1. Laura  2. Lullaby For Irene  3. The Ghosts Within  4. Where Are They Now  5. Maryan  6. Round Midnight  7. Lush Life  8. What’s New  9. In A Sentimental Mood  10. At Last I Am Free  11. What  A Wonderful World


























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Laura (ローラ殺人事件) Trailer 1944
Directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson.  Music by David Raksin.


Preminger hired David Raksin to score the film. The director wanted to use “Sophisticated Lady” by Duke Ellington for the main theme, but Raksin objected to the choice. Alfred Newman, music director for Fox, convinced Preminger to give Raksin a weekend to compose an original tune. Inspired by a Dear John letter he had received from his girlfriend, Raksin wrote the haunting theme for which Johnny Mercer later wrote lyrics. It eventually became a jazz standard recorded by more than four hundred artists, including Stan Kenton, Dick Haymes, Woody Herman, Nat King Cole, The Four Freshmen, and Frank Sinatra. (WIKI)

Also, MFQ (Modern Folk Quartet) featured the song on their 1985 “Moonlight Serenade” album.




Wonder Wheel – After Dark
WW23: Brave New World (upcoming)
Video by by Francesco De Gallo and Hobo Cult
(via Rose Quartz)


Paul A. Rosales – Crimes

‘Crimes’ is taken from the debut release as Wonder Wheel aka Paul A. Rosales, “WONDER WHEEL I” via Care in the Community Recordings.  Wonder Wheel Blog >>

RIYL: Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore, Puro Instinct






Detour (1945) is a film noir cult classic that stars Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, and Edmund MacDonald. The movie was adapted by Martin Goldsmith and Martin Mooney (uncredited) from Goldsmith’s novel, and was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. The 68-minute film was released by the Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC), one of the so-called “poverty row” film studios. (WIKI)

「恐怖のまわり道」 監督: エドガー・G・ウルマー