3. Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Holy Mountain OST
The Holy Mountain OST LP
is the label’s freshest release, and has so far enjoyed much critical acclaim worldwide. The motion picture revolves around a vortex of occultism, tarots, and materialistic figures. By following the wavelengths of the film to the very end, we are shown that the multi level symbolism serves only to bringing reality closer to your self. Reaching this conclusion implies a mystical journey, and Jodorowsky
chose Don Cherry
, alongside Ron Frangipane
and himself to accompany his story, through their compositions. To those who are even remotely familiar with both Don Cherry and Jodorowsky’s work, it may come as no surprise that the former was chosen to do it.
Every piece is related to a scene in the movie, however by listening without interruption, every transition is witnessed. From the tribal, African-oriented chants and flutes (that we will, a few years later recognize in Don Cherry’s legendary Organic Music Society
album) that follow The Magician’s promises of enlightenment, reaching the middle we come across Psychedelic Weapons, that spring in the core of Middle Eastern influences.
This short moment of psychedelic rock is a powerful reminder of The Holy Mountain’s place in time, the 1970s, an era of expanding consciousness but also a period where self-reflection, self-questioning and irony in art and culture had peaked. Jodorowsky knows that truth can be found in both transcendental meditation and pop, campy culture, and he chooses to ease this transition through orchestral themes (Miniature Plastic Bomb Shop, Eye of the Beholder) and poem tones.
It’s not recommended to jump to conclusions while deciphering his visual riddles and their musical counterpart. Assimilating them will conjure up a spectrum of intriguing emotions.
I have no ear candy
track for this one, I would only devour it as a one piece.