VIDEODROOM 2021: CONDOR GRUPPE PLAYS 'DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS'
Erotic cult classic set to exclusive live soundtrack.
The Antwerp band Condor Gruppe already has a number of top records under their belt. Their last release, 'Interplanetary Travels', was likewise a hit. “Haunting and cinematic, this instrumental work is a cut above the rest", noted online magazine daMusic. New work is set for release in early 2022 – something to look forward to. In the meantime, for VIDEODROOM, the band will focus on François de Roubaix's majestic work for the film 'Daughters of Darkness'.
Daughters of Darkness' is a surreal, erotic vampire film from 1971, made by the Belgian cult director Harry Kümel. Rather than giving away the plot, we’ll just leave you with a few key words: 'horror', 'blood' and 'sadomasochism'. Our very own ‘Queen of Seaside Resorts’, Ostend, has a major role in the movie. Reviewer and author Geoffrey O'Brien about the film: “If Fassbinder had made a vampire movie it might have looked something like this."
The soundtrack to this film is by François de Roubaix, a self-taught musician and jazz enthusiast. He composed almost a hundred soundtracks, mostly for French films. In 1976 he won a César for best soundtrack with his work on 'Le Vieux Fusil’ – awarded posthumously as de Roubaix had passed away just the year before.
De Roubaix has always been a great source of inspiration for Condor Gruppe. So they are only too happy to sink their teeth into his dark, hypnotic score. Unique, exclusive show!
François de Roubaix
Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
Harry Kümel, Pierre Drouot
Eduard van der Enden
Denis Bonan August Verschueren
Paul Collet, Henry Lange
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