Sven Libaek – To Ride a White Horse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


1. To Ride a White Horse

2. Surflocation Walkabout

3. In the Wave

4. Bikini Girls

5. The Lost City

6. Catamaran Waltz

7. To Catch a Shark

8. The Big Ones

9. Turistas, Turisma

10. To Ride a White Horse (Tiny Surf)

11. White Limestone Blues

12. Fun and Games

13. Break of Dawn

14. Bush Fire

15. Surfing Through the Birds

16. Bouncing Bobsleigh

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SKU: VOT014 Category:


Label: Votary Records

Year: 2019

Format: 12″

Continuing its focus on the film music of Sven Libaek, Votary Disk are pleased to announce the re-release of the soundtrack to the 1968 Bob Evans surf documentary To Ride A White Horse. Originally released by Festival Records in 1968, To Ride A White Horse it is one of the rarest surf movie soundtracks and a landmark jazz recording that represented a shift away from the rock n roll or psychedelic sounds that characterized many Australian surf films of the period, a delight of cinematic modal jazz, playful waltzes, and impressionistic underwater mood music. An incredible set of modernist music from one of the masters of documentary film jazz. A significant work not just within Libaek’s career, but also within the development of Australian film music in general, as here we have the beginnings of one of Australia’s most storied film music careers, a composer that would develop his sound, and later create one of the most singular voices within film scoring, exemplified on such unique recordings as Inner Space and Solar Flares.

Modern jazz soundtrack to the 1968 Australian surf film

Re-mastered from the original master tapes.