Published Nov 01, 2013Wist 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.