Hyde & Seek (original sound track album 2009) $10​.​00 CD​-​R $5​.​00 DL

by The Jimmy C

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"Hyde & Seek" is a 1968 spy thriller that never was. Inspired by the music of John Barry, Henry Mancini, Ennio Morricone, Franco Micalizzi, Bernard Hermann and many more masters of 60's crime/spy/exploitation films, "Hyde & Seek" tells the story (with music and with poorly conceived snippets from the never-made film) of DC Roland Hyde's rise to the ranks of 'double oh" special agent and experiencing the corruption and disbanding of MI6.

The idea came from the tune. I thought it was suitably John Barry-esque and I decided to try and make an authentic soundtrack album. I listen to a lot of this genre and usually they are only a handful of songs which are variations on a main melody. I was keen to try this myself and really enjoyed treating a particular theme to a variety of musical styles and instruments. In the absence of a Dulcimer I made use of 2 instruments I'd never played or recorded before: a melodica and a glockenspiel.

Once I had enough versions of the song I decided to write and record some dialogue to pad out the album a little (the final album only runs for 26mins 53sec, standard for the genre). I approached the dialogue in a similar fashion to the music: recorded hoping the limitations of my recording gear and musical ability will give it a "vintage" feel. Sadly it still sounded too much like me (oh how we hate the sound of our own voice) so the whole thing was pitch shifted, transferred to 4-track cassette and compressed and ruined as much as I could to give it the feel I was going for - a poor quality VHS dub of a 60's film.

Think of it on the same lines as the new Dangermouse album "Rome" only I don't have access to a real studio or good musicians... enjoy!

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released October 10, 2009

Personnel:
Jamie Coghill - Everything including poorly acted dialogue & sound effects.

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The Jimmy C Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne based musician Jamie Coghill has been making his own music as The Jimmy C since 2005. He plays all the instruments, sings all the songs and records and mixes all the sounds. Jamie contributes music to the popular "Adventures Of Superseven" American Web Series and has played drums with a bunch of Melbourne bands. ... more

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