One of the year’s strongest albums came out this week, and it’s not by Andrew Bird. It’s called EARTH, and it’s by Marc Richter a.k.a. Black to Comm. The album is the soundtrack to a 2009 silent film of the same name by Singaporean artist/director Ho Tzu Nyen. Here’s how Richter described it: “The film basically is a post-apocalyptic collage based on paintings by classical European painters (Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rembrandt, Géricault) — the music tries to translate that concept employing similar collage-based sampling techniques using loops made from vintage vinyl and shellac records combined with acoustic and electronic instrumentation and voice.”
Check out the video for “Water” above, and grab the album via De Stijl.