SOMETHING IN THE WIND
July 8, 2019
Ben Lovett’s score to folk horror thriller THE WIND out on vinyl
This week, Mondo—in conjunction with Lakeshore Records—presents the score to Emma Tammi’s folk horror masterpiece THE WIND. Featuring a super impressive score from Ben Lovett (THE RITUAL) and absolutely killer artwork by Candice Tripp, this release is limited to only 666 numbered copies.
Emma Tammi’s supernatural Great Plains horror THE WIND expertly captures the austere isolation of life on the prairie in 19th Century America through the eyes of frontierswoman Lizzy Macklin (Caitlin Gerard). A key character in THE WIND is the haunting and often dissonant score from Ben Lovett (THE RITUAL). Using a bass flute, a traditional Swedish keyed violin called a Nyckelharpa, a handmade door bell, sound design, and non-traditional manipulation of orchestral music, Lovett brilliantly portrays the ominous sense of evil that permeates the sparse frontier.
The mysteries of the wind are always pervasive on Lovett’s score, which breathes a ferocious sense of foreboding into Tammi’s film. Each blast of the monstrous bass flute conjures the unforgiving demons said to haunt the plains. The bend of the bow on the often histrionic strings strikes an existentially eerie air. The percussion slaps us awake from our nightmares while simultaneously creating new ones.
THE WIND – Original Motion Picture Score LP. Music by Ben Lovett. Artwork by Candice Tripp. Pressed on 180 Gram “Desolate Demon” Vinyl. Gatefold sleeve with insert. Numbered edition of 666. Expected to Ship in July 2019. Ships Worldwide. $30. Mondo’s new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT) via https://mondotees.com
Mondo is also distributing Ben Lovett’s previous horror score, 2017’s THE RITUAL, from Death Waltz/Lakeshore Records. See mondo