Ross Blake
'Karen Black' ft. Karen Gwyer

Electronic polymath Ross Blake has always sought inspiration from non-musical sources.

The composer recently became entranced by Pretty en Rose, an underground film directed by Angélique Bosio that charts the career of cult Parisian fashion icon Fifi Chachnil.

Diving into the film, Ross Blake became an entranced, and scenes would flicker in his imagination while he began working on music of his own.

Deciding to re-score the film, the composer set about incorporating elements from the work in his lucid, retro-futurist electronics.

‘Pretty en Rose - Original Soundtrack’ is out now, and it's a wonderful exposition of electronic creativity fused with aspects of the chic French fashion world.

Techno artist Karen Gwyer contributes a spoken word passage to album highlight 'Karen Black', one of the real standouts from the project.

The visuals are completely entrancing, an extra-sensory feast of lights and music. Airing first on Clash, you can check it out below.

Ross Blake - Karen Black from Horse Arm Records on Vimeo.

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