Yann Rouquet is a composer out of Paris, France, who surprised me with a very short, but very relaxed, subdued and rather charming EP of ambient music with a cinematic bent. There seems to be a lot of it around, and I quite like that.
I look forward to hearing Yann develop these concepts further into longer albums.
In the Mood for Love is a stunningly good movie directed by Wong Kar-Wai, but the soundtrack is rather haunting and powerful. Iwai over at Music Tales muses on the soundtrack, scored by Shigeru Umebayashi, here.
Saxophonist and clarinetist Mikołaj Trzaska (link is in Polish, unfortunately) produces a very heavy, poetic album of noir-influenced jazz here.
Dark, yet somewhat romantic music by Ennio Morricone from the 1974 film, Moses The Lawgiver.
I can’t get enough of cheese-ball Euro-trash soundtracks, so coming across a gem like this on Bandcamp made my day! It’s for Das Mädchen von Hongkong, a film from 1973, and Black Pearl Records deserves all credit for hipping the world to this digital album.