Carousel Films // Spotify Playlist //

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Carousel Films are a film company who specialise in Music Video Production & Direction, producing video for some of the best new bands and artists such as Youth Club, The Greasy Slicks, Ina Shai etc. We asked Mike Briggs @ Carousel Films to put together a Spotify Playlist for us, enjoy, and read what and why below…

Cinema and Television… 
“Music can be appreciated across many different mediums, but I wanted to draw attention to the incredible ways it blends and manipulates scenes in cinema & television. The latest HBO show Westworld is a prime example of how powerful a compelling a soundtrack can be. During many of the scenes set in the Wild West, the saloon piano is used to score the scene just like many other Westerns, but the songs are modern hits such as Radiohead’s ‘No Surprises’ and ‘Paint It Black’ by The Rolling Stones. This reminds the viewer that this isn’t the real Wild West, but a theme park set in a not too distant future. You might not consciously think this as the production of Westworld is so good, yet something in your mind niggles away that everything isn’t real…It’s the music.”

Golden Age of Television… 
“We live in a golden age of television, and shows such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men and True Detective use long scored scenes masterfully. As Walter White finally meets his demise in the finale of Breaking Bad, can you imagine anything else other than ‘Baby Blue’ by Badfinger as the soundtrack to this?”

Visual cues…
“A lot of my music taste comes from visual cues. This can sometimes be wonderfully crafted music videos such as the powerful & gorgeous ‘River’ by Leon Bridges, or from TV & Film…see the entire Peaky Blinders soundtrack.”

Key Scenes on Screen…
“The playlist I have put together for Music Gaff is a collection of songs that would carry weight to carry key scenes on screen. Included in there is some of the best work from James Blake, Foals, RY X and Japanese Wallpaper.”

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