Friday, March 25, 2016


Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 Possession is a gorgeously insane excursion into the craziest recess of psychosexual supernatural horror, an amazingly acted tour de force for Isabelle Adjani, and one of very few films that truly deserves to be called "fucked up."  The first time I saw it i was utterly blown away, simply unable to believe what i had just witnessed.  I don't want to say too much more than that for fear of ruining it for anyone who hasn't seen it (if you haven't, it's absolutely worth your time!), but i'll just say that since that initial viewing it's become a favorite of mine, a disturbing and beautifully sickening film that belongs alongside some of the other crowning achievements of body horror, like Friedkin's The Exorcist and Cronenberg's The Brood.
The film's score, by Andrzej Korzynski, is equally as stunning, a collection of anxiety-ridden queasy orchestral drones and screeches that reference both Bernard Herrmann's sense of melodrama and Ennio Morricone's drug-addled psychedelic phantasmagoria of sound.
This is the noise version of my rework of the score, and it's heavy on deep, bassy rumbles and all-out screeching earthquakes of audio filth.  I wanted to make it extreme enough to stand against the film's horrific visuals; i think at the very least i've come close.  Just under four hours of music.
Packaged in a DVD case with an awesome minimalist layout (i'm very into this one, really lovely) and released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $25 ppd. in the United States, $41 rest of world.


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