"ARSENAL is a newly commissioned soundtrack for the 1928 film by Oleksandr Dovzhenko and is released to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Kiev Uprising, depicted in the infamous silent film. The soundtrack was commissioned by the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre in Kiev, Ukraine to accompany the recently restored print, and supported by the British Council. Bronnt Industries Kapital is based around British composer Guy Bartell, who works in the fields of film soundtrack, electronic music and sound art. He has recorded soundtracks for Tartan Films and the British Film Institute amongst others, including contemporary scores for the cult Swedish silent film Haxan and the Soviet propaganda film Turksib. When arranging the soundtrack, Bartell used a broad range of sound sources, from regular instruments such as strings, guitar, drums, to sounds produced using extended techniques, including prepared piano, bowed piano, bowed and resonated metal sheets, and the use of materiel items such as large shell casings as bells and spent bullet casings as rudimentary flutes. Bartell looked to convey that very metallic sense of 20th Century warfare, which also resonates with the setting of large parts of the film in the 'arsenal' of the film's title. The use of Foley sound effects also embed the music within the fabric of Dovzhenko's memorable motion picture. Additionally, the score features the sound of the bandura, a very special, traditional, multi-stringed Ukrainian instrument." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2018| I OWN YOU RECORDS | 19.90

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