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 ambient version of my rework of the score.  It's full of haunting, vaguely melodic ambient drone, deeply bassy and dense with a sense of frigid psychedelia.  Just under four hours of music.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies, with a minimalist layout that complements my noise rework of the score (again, i love these designs-some of my fave layouts for AOW releases.)  $25 ppd. in the United States, $41 rest of world.


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