Review: Based on the novel written by Australian actor Roger Ward ("Mad Max", "Stone", "Turkey Shoot"), "The Set" was a highly controversial film upon its release in 1970, its attitudes towards sexuality challenging the traditional mores of the mainstream society. The film, now regarded as a lost piece of Australian genre cinema, is considered the precursor to the Oz Sex-Wave films of the following decade such as "Fantasm", "Libido", "Naked Bunyip" and "Felicity". Scored by the highly respected and unique jazz original Sven Libaek, the music has also been unjustly overlooked from any recent focus on Australian cinema.
After scoring several television scores and documentaries in the 1960s ("Nature Walkabout", "To Ride A White Horse", "Man And A Mural"), "The Set" was Libaek's first commission to score a feature film soundtrack. Incorporating elements of baroque and sunshine pop as well as moody mod jazz, "The Set" is an incredible time-piece of Swinging Sydney. Featuring Libaek regulars and top rank Australian jazz players Don Burrows, John Sangster and Errol Buddie, this long forgotten but classic soundtrack has now been fully restored and presented again in all its original glory.
Including rare photos, original newspaper cuttings and extensive liner notes from Australian cult cinema expert & Mu Meson archive curator Jaimie Leonarder.