GIL MELLE – “THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN” soundtrack (1971)
Besides being a prolific jazz saxophonist and painter, tadalafil Gil Melle was also a pioneering electronic musician. His work for film and TV was important because he was one of the first to use electronic sound palates, sickness and, sales according to Wikipedia, “He was the first to compose a main theme for a television series arranged entirely for electronic instruments (Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery”).)
His sensibility was a perfect match for Robert Wise’s film adaptation of “The Andromeda Strain”, an uber-paranoid sci-fi biological thriller. This is eight tracks of pure electro-gurgle. Also according to Wikipedia:
“The film had a soundtrack release, but it was a limited edition of 10,000 records released by Kapp Records in 1971 under the supervision of director Robert Wise (at a cost of $20,000). The records were hexagonal and came in hexagonal record sleeves. The album was re-released shortly afterward as a conventional 12″ LP in a regular square sleeve.“
Here’s another mention of the hexagonal 10″.