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Opéra Mort ‎– Film Works

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Experimental music from Opéra Mort ‎via B.A.A.D.M. (audio sampler from digital version)

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Artist: Opéra Mort
Title: Film Works
Format: Vinyl 12″
Label: B.A.A.D.M.
Cat nr: B.A.A.D.M. 004
Genre: Experimental electronica

Tracklist

A1 The Potted Psalm 16:45
B1 Dream Work 09:32
B2 The Potted Work 03:12
  • Artwork – Joris Verdoodt, Mathieu Serruys
  • Composed By, Recorded By – Opéra Mort
  • Mastered By, Lacquer Cut By – Rashad Becker

Edition of 300 copies on black vinyl with download coupon.

As part of the 2016 festival Night of the Experimental Film, French duo Opéra Mort (= Èlg + Fusiller) performed a live soundtrack for two films that centre on the paradoxical symbiosis of love and death: ‘The Potted Psalm’ by Sidney Peterson and James Broughton, and ‘Dream Work’ by Peter Tscherkassky. Both films convey love and death as both direct opposites and kindred concepts, turning to cryptic surrealism, poetic hallucinations and flickering alternations between flesh and ecstatic abstraction. Opéra Mort’s sonic accompaniment is a squirming contradiction, fraught with micro-harmonic friction and bleeps of electronic alarm. Is the soundscape melding into a solitary whole or blowing itself apart?

With ‘Film Works’, the duo have adapted their soundtrack into a standalone recorded work. Synthesisers flicker like computers trapped inside calculative loops. Flailing organs knot into tendrils of microphone feedback. Occasionally it’s possible to identify traces of body and voice within the wretched lattice – resting-state heartbeats, regulatory beeps of life support – which are only ever faintly present within Opéra Mort’s transcendent elsewhere, like echoes humming through the membrane between the corporeal world and the heights of ecstasy. Just like the films that inspired it, ‘Film Works’ enacts the strange disputation that defines the climactic extremes of human experience: to love and death, the body is both the fundamental vessel and the husk that is left behind.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 32 × 32 × 0.3 cm