Odawas’ Michael Tapscott Helms The Soundtrack of Two Films


Odawas’ Michael Taspcott often noted Eric Serra’s soundtrack for Luc Besson’s “The Big Blue” as the largest inspiration for Odawas’ 2009 longplayer The Blue Depths. Paired with his well-known love for Vangelis’ work on “Blade Runner” and “Antarctica,” it’s no secret Tapscott has a wide open heart for the soundtrack genre. Now, he’s lent his own talents to two film scores, both from director Neil Blakemore (who is incidentally no stranger to Jagjaguwar, using his mad bookkeeping skills to help keep us afloat back in the day.)

First, is the soundtrack to the short film “Sunny California,” available now on cassette via Foxy Digitalis, who described Tapscott’s score as following “in the ocean-drift steps of the last Odawas record, “The Blue Depths.” Melodic synthesizer passages float lightly on simple, seductive drum machine beats and acoustic guitar lines. Erratic, almost-harsh electronica even makes an appearance as tapscott uses all his tricks to crystalize the theme of the film. Every turn finds a new path, all of which lead back to the central precipice.” The Sunny California Original Soundtrack cassette is limited to 100 copies, so order yours quick HERE.

Sunny California Original Soundtrack Cassette

Sunny California Original Soundtrack Cassette

Tapscott also helmed the soundtrack to another Blakemore short film, “KILL YR TV,” which is set screen at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Read a bit about the film HERE.

Also, Odawas has a string of upcoming West Coast live dates, including a performance at Calgary’s Sled Island Festival, which includes other artists like DM Stith and Inlets. See all Odawas tour dates HERE.

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