ULVER Riverhead
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1. Riverhead
2. Alleyways
3. Road To Town
4. In A Wooden Coat
5. Idle Hands Are The Devil's Playthings
6. Father's Feud
7. In Memoriam
8. Stoke The Fire
9. Bored Of Canada
10. Hard Standing
11. Stalking
12. A Waste Of Your Father's Life

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13. Spiteful Things
14. The Hunt
15. Snake In The Grass


Late last fall I sent Kristoffer Rygg my latest short film, FLANKERS, and we began chatting about the soundtrack, eventually going back and forth about a potential collaboration. At this point, I went out on a limb and asked if ULVER would be interested in composing the music for my upcoming feature, RIVERHEAD. They kindly accepted and here is the result. As a long-time fan, this was an incredible collaboration for Read more [...] me - and further, it allowed us to find aesthetic and cultural similarities between our lands. With this in mind, the soundtrack certainly touches on Nordic and Celtic folk music from within an ambient/atmospheric frame.

There was a mutual understanding that the soundtrack should be hushed, airy and ominous, almost elemental in its minimalism, with only a few key moments that rupture into larger, more augmented pieces. As far as the method, ULVER started by recording and sending over some sketches and atmospheres before we shot a single scene of the film. This allowed me to go into the filming with an understanding of the soundtrack, and how the scenes could (and would) be paced - truly an invaluable asset, especially with a fragmented film like this. Afterwards, they continued to record and we fine-tuned said sketches as well as some new pieces together. Ultimately, I am as proud of this collaboration as a standalone project as I am with the film itself.


Added on 2016-11-28


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