Tuesday, September 25, 2018

New Soundtracks: I AM NOT AN EASY MAN (Fred Avril)

Fred Avril

Total Time:

Plaza Mayor

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
July 13, 2018

Find more about the soundtrack (previews, track list) after the jump.

I Am Not An Easy Man Movie Image

Product Description: "Music was by my side at each stage of the making of the film. While writing, some tunes helped me find the right tempo of a sequence. Some were kept afterwards, such as Lo Fang’s cover, which dictated the whole club scene. Some, like Choir by Perfume Genius, imposed their own originality, bursting like the interior voices of the protagonists, whereas others, like Ruppert Pupkin’s song, Viens, were composed especially for the film. I also wanted to play with the codes of masculinity and feminity. This is why I chose on one hand high-pitched male voices and on the other hand Fred Avril Magnon proposed a cello, to convey Alexandra’s deeper voice. However, the tone shared by all musical moments, their «key», was their sensuality. While being a politically committed piece of work, I Am Not an Easy Man is a love story, and I wanted the original score as well as the other songs to convey this mood." (Eléonore Pourriat)

The soundtrack was composed in Montmartre next to Pigalle, where the movie ends. I was amazed how the experience of the movie changed my very perception of the area. I was already busy, but fell in love with the project and worked triple time, often with Eléonore who was truly implicated in the music. Working with her and Pierre-Marie Dru was thrilling : I had never spent that much time with a director besides me IN the studio, and enjoyed every minute of it. In the score, high-pitched guitars (Jazzmaster and Gretsch) accompany Damien and a solo cello carries Alexandra. The tension between both instruments (and their worlds) defined the soundtrack’s language.

Fred Avril Magnon a.k.a. Avril started releasing records in the early 2000´s and has composed for numerous feature films since then. Among them, China’s acclaimed Sparrow directed by Johnnie To, Swedish movie Sound of Noise directed by Nilsson-Simonsson, American independent film The Lifeguard directed by Liz W. Garcia and starring Kristen Bell, French comedy Harry Me ! directed by Noémie Saglio & Eloïse Lang or the adult manga series Lastman, directed by Jérémie Périn.


1. The Sinner by Isaac Delusion (4:23)

2. Tu Nies by Fred Avril (1:22)

3. Course 1 by Fred Avril (2:06)

4. Course 2 by Fred Avril (0:52)

5. Déambulation by Fred Avril (1:22)

6. Geishô by Fred Avril (2:01)

7. Una Donna Sa by Leopold Gilloots-Laforge (1:59)

8. You're the One That I Want by Lo-Fang (3:25)

9. Recto Verso by Fred Avril (3:18)

10. Vendôme by Fred Avril (0:59)

11. Poker by Fred Avril (3:57)

12. Boxe by Fred Avril (1:46)

13. Viens (Ruppert Pupkin) by Ruppert Pupkin (3:08)

14. Damien Wild by Fred Avril (2:06)

15. Choir by Perfume Genius (2:28)

16. Faking Love by Shaka Ponk (3:53)

I Am Not An Easy Man Soundtrack Fred Avril


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