Various Artists: Litmus Original Soundtrack

Litmus Original Soundtrack

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 04 September 2015
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Vinyl LP
Anthology Recordings

By 1996, surfing was on the upswing in popularity as professional surfers became marketable athletes. The three-fin, high performance, “thruster” shortboard was the tool of choice, lending to a fast-paced slashing style and ultimately a more aggressive “surf and destroy” movement in board culture.

Litmus, Andrew Kidman’s first avant-garde surf film, served as a soulful reaction to the pop-punk progression that dominated the mainstream. Prior to filming, Kidman’s band, The Val Dusty Experiment, recorded a total of thirty-five songs in one day. The outcome of the “one-and-done” sessions was a lo-fi, rustic, experimental rock ‘n’ roll sound, adding a rough-around-the-edges ambiance to the surf scenes that span Ireland, Australia, California, and South Africa. Additional contributions from Yothu Yindi and The Screaming Orphans diversify the score. Litmus was a defining moment in surf filmmaking -- it sparked an open-minded retroprogressive movement as surfers formed a higher consciousness about the types of boards they were riding and why. The Anthology Surf Archive reissues series proudly presents the soundtrack of Litmus, released in tandem with the soundtrack from Kidman’s 2006 follow up, Glass Love, in new form.

1. Rain - The Val Dusty Experiment
2. Wayne Lynch Quote - Wayne Lynch
3. Gapu - Yothu Yindi
4. Listen the Snow is Falling - Galaxie 500
5. Derek Hynd Quote - Derek Hynd
6. Mo Walker - The Val Dusty Experiment
7. Cow - The Val Dusty Experiment
8. Time - The Val Dusty Experiment
9. Black is the Colour - The Screaming Orphans
10. Joel Fitzgerald Quote - Joel Fitzgerald
11. Green Hornet - The Val Dusty Experiment
12. Fire Jam - Tom Curren
13. Elizabeth - Rosie Sutherland
14. Dump Swimming - Jon Frank, The Val Dusty Experiment
15. Hawaiian Surf Forecast - The Val Dusty Experiment
16. Riding the Wind - Kevin Baker, The Val Dusty Experiment