Founded over 40 years ago by Emmanuel Chamboredon, Milan Records has released the soundtracks to renowned and critically acclaimed classics such as Ghost and Backdraft. Scan your shelves – it’s a good bet that a sizeable chunk of titles bear the fanciful logo of the winged man with a heart-shaped head. Fitting image as that’s how I feel whenever I listen to a soundtrack.
Since 2004, Jean-Christophe Chamboredon continues the legacy for his father who started Milan in 1978. In this week’s podcast, we got to speak with Chamboredon about the iconic company which was recently acquired by Sony Music Masterworks. This business venture offers even more opportunities to put great music in our hands and through our speakers (or headphones).
If you haven’t gotten on the Milan bandwagon, then hop aboard! There’s plenty of room here and a dizzying array of titles they have and will release. Some of the most impressive titles that have been offered recently are Summer Wars, The Revenant, Deadpool, Chef, Birdman, Midsommar, Hereditary, Green Book, Parasite, Akira and Cowboy Bebop. And there’s plenty more coming. It’s a good a time as any to be a soundtrack fan (or vinyl collector). Check out the impressive current release slate as well as their archived titles.
We again joined our good friend Bryan Kluger of BoomStickComics to discuss the past, present and future of Milan Records. We also talked about J.C.’s love of CDs, his time at film school, his most memorable movie experience (which is a really good one!), his working relationship with Nicloas Winding Refn (for Milan releases and Refn’s NWR label), and even got to throw in some fun questions. It was a blast chatting up this very musically eloquent man.
Now pour yourself a nice cold one, and enjoy our session with J.C. Chamboredon. Click the image below to listen to the podcast on our iTunes page…
Check out the official website for Milan Records here. Let us know what you’re listening to, and what titles are you most looking forward to.