Given today’s April Fools, I’m almost afraid to post this one, but it seems legit! So there’s this amazing documentary (a movie about movie making) called American Movie, in which Mark Borchardt is on a quest to finish the short film, Coven. It’s, again, amazing and you can watch it here.
Forever Midnight has taken the score from that short (by Patrick Nettesheim) and pressed it to vinyl, with heavyweight black wax, hand-painted album art, liner notes by composer and director, poster, page from screenplay (first 500 sold) and download of the film (first 500 sold).
Use the code “COVEN” for 20% off the pre-order.
Patrick Nettesheim’s score is a brooding assortment of dreamlike synths, overdriven guitars, pounding drums and wailing choirs, all run through a charming and creepy home-recorded filter. From the opening, ominous bending bass hits to the final slow-dancing pianos, this thoughtful soundtrack conjures images of dilapidated scarecrows, haunted drive-ins and black-robed fiends – a perfect compliment to Coven’s stark black and white imagery and harrowing themes.
The records are shipping out on or around April 22nd.