“What happens if you put three professional musicians in a recording studio and … have them watch porn movies?”
Well, apparently if you’re Forbidden Ensemble, the result is sonic awesome drenched in skeezy 70’s wonder. (And yes, the site is safe for work)
The gentlemen in question explain the project thusly:
Let me tell you a bit about the project. We have been obsessed by the sleazy picture quality and sounds of these old porn flicks, like Emanuelle and stuff. Being guys and all (and lots of belgian beer) we were having a ball and were joking about us getting a career in the porn business. Not as actors (well, the drummer would love thï¿½t!), but as musicians creating the background tracks to those flicks. Well, long story short – the idea grew on us, and so one day we blocked out our schedule, rented (ok, downloaded) a couple of old Emanuelle movies, muted the sound on the tv screen and started following our male instincts. Before your start to picture strange things – we just laid down some cool instrumental vintage-ero-lounge tracks. Played on real instruments with a lot of post-production afterwards, as we wanted it to sound as old and abused as possible.
Most of the people outside the music industry just loved the idea. Ok, some where offended by us calling it “Porno Soundtracks Volume 1” – but in general people would absolutely love to buy the cd. So we began our usual round of giving our so-called “friends” at the record labels a call. Boy, were we surprised by the amount of rejection and insults we received! Absolutely no-one at the big record labels wanted to pick this up. Reason? Well, you would think porn is not a taboo anymore in this modern world, but apparently lots of these labels only want to sell cheap r&b tracks with half-naked chicks in video-clips – as if that is different? No wonder those greedy bastards are still with their heads in the sand!
So we’re just gonna toss it out in the wild. No middle-men, no typical promotion campaign – just letting people decide for themselves. And what better way than to use the world’s most advanced distribution network? So here we are – weeks of hard work let free on “the pipes” of the internet It feels liberating! If you would like to help us reaching more people, would it be possible to spread the word a bit? It’d be cool to prove “our friends” that we don’t need them after all and that internet distribution is a viable distribution method 😉
All in all, a pretty sweet idea. You can download a torrent of the album (complete with artwork and CD press) for free, or do the cool thing and buy it from iTunes or AmazonMP3.
Check it out – The Forbidden Ensemble’s Porno Soundtracks Vol. One