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You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discover new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.

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Aug 3rd, 2014 19:11pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Yes, a little late watching this movie, but it was the soundtrack that first caught my ear and prompted me to watch it. The first track that I heard was Daylight Express to Lutz - Alexandre Desplat, the melody evokes those classic soundtracks to Jean-Pierre Jeunet movies like Delicatessen, Amélie and The City of Lost Children. Like those films The Grand Budapest Hotel soundtrack carries an overarching melody that takes on the many moods of the film. On Daylight Express to Lutz it’s at it most jolly and significant. Following his work on previous Wes Anderson pictures (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox), The Grand Budapest Hotel is largely scored by the prolific Alexandre Desplat. 

Desplat is probably better known for his soundtracks for mainstream films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Twilight Saga, Kings Speech, Godzilla etc. But if you dig a little deeper into his discography you find it’s brimming with delightful obscurities - Coco avant Chanel, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Argo and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium all have those quirky little gems peppered throughout.

The film follows the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous Hungarian hotel between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

After seeing the film to which a soundtrack accompanies it’s always an entirely different experience knowing what visuals the soundtrack is portraying. Mr. Moustafa is another highlight, and sounds great even if you haven’t seen the character himself in action. Desplat also drops in a couple of old pieces by Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra & Vitaly Gnutov to magnificent effect. The Society of the Crossed Keys is a rousing drum piece, while Canto At Gabelmeister's Peak revisits the Daylight Express to Lutz melody again with added choir arrangements. Cleared of All Charges is just beautiful, followed by The Mystical Union it rounds off a unique soundtrack before the closing credits featuring Kamarinskaya and Traditional Arrangement: "Moonshine”.

The film and it’s soundtrack is highly recommended.

Jul 21st, 2013 20:56pm

Escapism Music

As with all their previous LP's Boards of Canada make beautiful music with an uneasy edge to it, like a dramatic soundtrack to an unmade film. This track from their latest LP Tomorrow's Harvest sounds like a lost track from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Perfect listening for those late late nights in the small hours of the morning. Cyclosa is a spider genus in the family Araneidae, think about that when listening to this and it takes on a new vibe. Tomorrow's Harvest throws up plenty of rewards with persistent plays to take your to another place.

Escapism music for the connoisseur. 

Buy it on iTunes here.

May 6th, 2013 06:49am

Neomix Volume Two

Finally after so many people bugging me, I've put together another mixtape in the Neoloop series Neomix (I guess I can call it a series now there is a second volume!). Volume Two is as eclectic as the first and covers all the stuff we love on Neoloop.


Tracklisting is as follows:

  • 1. Get Free: Major Laser
  • 2. Why: Carly Simon
  • 3. On and On (Ruined by Rick Rubin): Justice
  • 4. Big Love: Matthew E. White
  • 5. Without You: Behling
  • 6. I Walk This Earth: King Biscuit Time
  • 7. I'm on Fire (Cousin Cole's Bad Desire Remix): Bruce Springsteen
  • 8. Hamjam (Tofu Mix): The Soul Session
  • 9. Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix): Body Language
  • 10. So Good At Being In Trouble: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • 11. Big Shot: Dr.John
  • 12. Bombay: El Guincho
  • 13. Tear Club: Moullinex
  • 14. Chip Off The Old Block: Chic
  • 15. Destiny: John Talabot
  • 16. Le Grand Sommeil: Ginger Ale
  • 17. Get Lucky: Daft Punk
  • 18. Utopia: Footprintz
  • 19. Juicy Onion: Brusco
  • 20. Benediction: Hot Natured & Ali Love
  • 21. Bourgie Bourgie: John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
  • 22. Inspector Norse: Todd Terje
  • 23. Lost: Frank Ocean
  • 24. Sea: Roosevelt
  • 25. Done and Over It: Marie Madelenine
  • 26. Goblin City (Holy Ghost Remix): Panthers
  • 27. Island: The Whitest Boy Alive
  • 28. La La La: Snoop Lion
  • 29. Fashion Killa: A$AP Rockey
  • 30. Perfidia: Phyllis Dillon
  • 31. The Baddest Man Alive: The Black Keys
  • 32. Blue Skies: Willie Nelson



Jun 30th, 2012 19:14pm

You Win or You Die

Since I'm fairly obsessed with Game of Thrones I love the opening title theme. The hype surrounding the epic HBO series continues to gain pace picking up obsessive followers along the way. If you have yet to watch it, then what have you been doing? Season 1 and 2 already aired on TV and Season 1 is out now on home video. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. An outstanding work of television, truly exceptional.

The strong and powerful theme demands respect, composed by Ramin Djawadi 

War is coming…!


Categories: Soundtrack
Jun 13th, 2012 23:11pm

The parents do not understand us

Les parents ne nous comprennent pas! Picked up this soundtrack while on my travels around France, in a quirky little music shop in Bordeaux. I haven't seen the film that it soundtracks, it's called Le bal des actrices [2009] (The Ball of the Actresses) a French film directed by Maïwenn. A film about a director that, while shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, falls for one of them. Linh-Dan Pham plays herself, born in 1974 she is a French actress of Vietnamese descent. As it turns out she's not a bad singer either with her cute Vietnamese ascent singing in French. The rest of the soundtrack is pretty good too!

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: French, Pop, Soundtrack, World
Apr 8th, 2012 13:01pm

I'm gonna show you where it's dark, but have no fear

Finally got around to watching Drive, a film about a mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver that lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour. Lush direction by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling as the stuntman. It's a moody piece of cinema backed up by an intriguing soundtrack, most of its ethereal electronic-pop score was composed by Cliff Martinez (previous Chilli Peppers drummer). Other artists feature on the first few tracks, This track Nightcall is by French electronic musician Kavinsky and features vocals from Lovefoxx (Cansei de Ser Sexy), it was produced by Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and mixed by electronic artist SebastiAn

Opening the movie it's the perfect soundtrack, setting the scene with an obscure sense of unease with Gosling's cool and calm character driving around the streets of LA aiding as getaway driver from a robbery. Desire, Chromatics and Riz Ortolani also feature on this superb 80's future-retro epic soundtrack. Recommended.

Buy it on iTunes


Categories: Electronic, Soundtrack
Sep 30th, 2011 00:54am


After listing to Zomby's Dedication album, it got me looking up some old film soundtracks. This piece of music, the main theme from John Barry's 1965 soundtrack to The Ipcress File is very influential to Zomby's new vibe. I've not seen this movie but the soundtrack is ace, a British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Michael Caine, Guy Doleman, and Nigel Green. It has won critical acclaim and a BAFTA award for best British film.

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Chill, Soundtrack
Aug 29th, 2011 23:41pm

Tales of the Unexpected

I used to love Tales of the Unexpected when I was a kid, specially the theme tune. The Bullitts and Passion Pit have come together and laid a vocal over there iconic instrumental theme. Makes me smile listening to this. The Bullitts have done quite a few film theme make-overs, including Taxi Theme (Bullitts main man Jeymes Samuel), The persuaders (with Roisin Murphy) and Magnum Force (with Wretch 32). Check there Facebook page for more, free to download, click here.

Bullitt's official website here.


Feb 6th, 2011 22:42pm

John Barry RIP

Five time Oscar winner, inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and OBE John Barry died aged 77 on 30th January. The legendary film composer best known for his iconic work on 11 Bond films made an incredible contribution to music. Born in York, England, as John Barry Prendergast, he trained as a pianist and then took up the trumpet. He founded a jazz group, the John Barry Seven, in 1957. "The James Bond movies came because we were successful in the pop music world, with a couple of big instrumental hits. They thought I knew how to write instrumental hit music," Barry said.

All the bond soundtracks are classics of course, but I still love the theme to Midnight Cowboy, composed by Barry in 1969 to accompany the film directed by John Schlesinger, and starred Dustin Hoffman and then-newcomer Jon Voight in the title role.

Get the soundtrack on iTunes

Aug 29th, 2010 23:36pm

Swiss jazz guitarist Pierre Cavalli wrote a number of TV themes in France during the 1970s, including this scorching soundtrack to the television show Un soir chez Norris. Uptempo psychedelic guitar funk with echo bass breaks, obscure retro-cool and fairly rare on these shores.

Like this? Try: Jean-Claude Vannier, Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovajoli, David Holmes

Categories: Psychedelic, Soundtrack
May 17th, 2010 00:23am

David Holmes releases his greatest hits this month, a true pioneer DJ, producer, musician and composer who'se made some outstanding tunes under his own name. This new LP The Dogs are Parading pulls together all the singles and other stella album tracks, remixes and rarities. He's produced many great soundtracks Out Of Sight, Ocean's Eleven and last years The Girlfriend Experience all of which feature on The Dogs are Parading. The track featured here is from his album Let's Get Killed and is Holmes's retake on Serge Gainsbourg's Melody from Histoire De Melody Nelson LP, considered to be one of Gainsbourg's finest works and featured orchestral arrangements of Jean-Claude Vannier. Holmes's classic version is pretty sympathetic to the original, bringing it up to date. All of Holmes's great tunes in one place with a few obscure remixes thrown in can't be bad, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Like this? Try: Serge Gainsbourg, Massive Attack, Unkle, DJ Shadow

Buy it on iTunes, Official Holmes site here.

Aug 28th, 2009 00:23am

Just seen Quentin Tarantino's latest movie Inglourious Basterds, set in the first year of the German occupation of France and the soundtrack is typical Tarantino. Mostly made up of obscure movie soundtracks from the likes of Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin and Charles Bernstein among others. But the most poignant part of the movie is soundtracked to this old David Bowie track (1983), easily the most dramatic part of the movie, it sounds like this track was written specifically for the film, absolutely amazing!

Categories: Rock, Soundtrack
Jun 13th, 2009 19:39pm

Sunshine and Psychedelic pop

Every summer I always dig out some old Serge Gainsbourg to drop in to mix compilations. This is from a soundtrack to a movie called La Horse.

Composed by Gainsbourg and Vannier in 1970, a true pearl of Psychedelic pop stunningly modern and powerful.

Categories: Chill, French, Lo-Fi, Soundtrack, World