August 21, 2017
“As if Tangerine Dream made inspirational beach movie tracks.”
Pacific City Sound Visions, the gloriously trippy experimental label run by Spencer Clark, has unearthed hidden gem Tradewinds: The Wavesailing Film, bringing the original soundtrack to vinyl for the first time.
The 1984 film explored the origins, history and originators of the sport, set to a score by Chris Eggleton featuring maximalist synth music, over-the-top ’80s pop songs and countless wind and wave sound effects.
“The pop songs are beach-spiked hits, sounding like New Zealand’s Flying Nun rock or blasted out Prince-chorus funk, but with added film sound FX, the essence of the silver screen begins to creep into the medium of audio disc!” said Clark.
Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 21st August 2017 release and watch the film below.