Wist Rec. Continues 'Book Report Series' with Charalambides' Christina Carter, the Frozen Vaults

Wist Rec. Continues 'Book Report Series' with Charalambides' Christina Carter, the Frozen Vaults
Wist Rec.'s unique Book Report Series, which has been going strong for a couple years now, finds contemporary artists creating original scores to classic novellas. On November 21, the Irish-Canadian label will be issuing a couple of new instalments in the series.

Christina Carter, of Charalambides fame, has created a soundtrack for Four Woman's Quartet - Rose, Lilac, Mauve, Blue, which is based on stories by mid-20th century author Jean Rhys. As with other editions in the Book Report Series, the label will be selling the book along with a 3-inch CD soundtrack. It will be available in a run of 100.

Below, stream a few fragments of sparse, ambient music from the score.

The other new release in the series comes courtesy of the Frozen Vaults, who have scored E.M. Forster's 1909 sci-fi story The Machine Stops. It will also be released in a run of 100 3-inch CD-Rs, and an announcement from the label describes the score like this: "The quintet's sound is rooted in deeply dramatic composition as the strings and piano intertwine around restrained electronics and further manipulated acoustic instruments. Their work is presented as a series of ancient soundtracks to films never to be made; an archive of locked away library music that is dying to be heard."

Hear a few snippets of the dramatically droning score below.

Learn more over at Wist Rec.'s website, where you can now pre-order both releases.