Chantal Acda / Eric Thielemans - A New Score for Koyaanisqatsi LP

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Dark-folk songwriter Chantal Acda and beyond drums-percussion musician extraordinaire Eric Thielemans propose a new score for Koyaanisqatsi, re-actualizing the incredibly beautiful, raw, rhythmic, and touching images of this '80s cinematographic masterpiece. Slow deep electric waves, lonely synths in sonic desert landscapes, rhythmic pulses, transporting drums and bells, and deeply longing sounds and voices make up the audible fundamentals of this imagined, neo shamanic, ritualistic music to accompany the Earth as it keeps on supporting our post human frenetics even today. This release contains a selection of the musical material scored for a live performance together with the screening of the movie. The live performance premiered on Film Festival Gent and Vooruit in the fall of 2022. White vinyl.

Chantal Acda: Currently based in Belgium, Dutch-born Chantal Acda (b. 1978) has worked under the Sleepingdog moniker since 2006, making three acclaimed albums. After touring the UK, it was time for her first real solo record. Playing in various formations (Isbells, True Bypass, Marble Sounds) had made her conscious of shared patterns. Through her solo career, she's worked with German pianist and producer Nils Frahm, multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick (Efterklang, Bella Union, Erased Tapes), cellist extraordinaire Gyda Valtysdottir (Múm), and Shahzad Ismaily. Acda has released four solo records under her own name. She also released some live recordings with her band, and also with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. In 2019, Chantal created her first music/theater performance P_wawau for Oerol Festival, The Netherlands. She worked with Valgeir Sigurdson (Björk, Bonnie Prince Billy) and singers from Het Nederlands Kamerkoor. She released an album of music from the performance: Puwawau (2019). In 2021, Chantal released her most recent album Saturday Moon (2021, GRCD 1029CD/GRLP 1029LP).

Eric Thielemans, drummer and percussionist. Travelling across music scenes and disciplines, Thielemans navigates by means of his own compass. Recently, Thielemans has collaborated with PVT -- a trio together with Mika Vainio and Charlemagne Palestine -- a new trio together with Oren Ambarchi and Charlemagne Palestine, a new duo together with Oren Ambarchi, Billy Hart, Chantal Acda, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra), Tape Cuts Tape, Distance Light & Sky, Jozef Dumoulin, Trevor Dunn, Shahzad Ismaily, Vaast Colson, Nico Dockx, and many more.

Track List:

  • Koyaanisqatsi Part I
  • Koyaanisqatsi Part II
  • Koyaanisqatsi Part III