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- Posted on Jan 4th 2010 4:30PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"What I've been starting to talk to the rest of the band about is becoming a lot more prolific and releasing a lot more music perpetually," Lasek tells Spinner on the line from Montreal. "Because of the Internet, you don't really need to make a record, you can just release [a single or EP] here and there, so I want to start recording little bits and bops of songs and doing records later down the road."
Lasek's resolution is good news for those who delight in Besnard Lakes' cinematic blend of moody textures and affected drones, and offers fans who pine after the outfit's dramatic tales of espionage a definite plot twist should the guitarist follow through on his plans. It's also sure to bring a twinkle to the eye of a certain high profile actor-turned-director.
Earlier this year, Mark Ruffalo outed himself as somewhat of a Besnard Lakes groupie when he personally invited the outfit to score his next project and directorial debut, 'Sympathy for Delicious.' "First of all it was quite shocking because I don't think we ever had any intentions of someone like that contacting us," Lasek says. "Mind you, I always had an inkling that our music would be quite good for film because of its atmospheric bent."
After spending close to four months scoring the drama, which stars Ruffalo and Orlando Bloom and follows the healing process of a paralyzed DJ named Delicious D, it seems as though Lasek may have discovered a new calling, as he jokes that working on the Sundance entry was actually more fun than making Besnard Lakes' forthcoming full-length.
"We found it so effortless to do," he exclaims. "Like I said, we were always quite interested in scoring a film and people have always likened our music to music in film anyways, so it came quite easy to us. Being able to score music to image is an absolute joy."