A soundtrack to a live re-scoring of the 1916 silent film version of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Here's what I wrote back when this was released:
"I was initially approached by people who were running the film section at Bestival 2013 to perform a live soundtrack to the 1916 silent version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, directed by Stuart Paton. The film is a groundbreaking piece of cinematography, featuring as it does the first underwater sequences in a motion picture ever. The atmosphere and darkness of the underwater shots were a good fit for my general style, and I'd long been waiting to soundtrack a film so I jumped at the chance. My score is actually to a special edit of the film provided by the festival, and I performed it live to an audience of about six people at half past midnight immediately after playing my usual set in a different tent. Most of the work on the score was completed around the time I was doing the final mixing on TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER, so one of the pieces and quite a few of the effects I used on the album found their way onto the soundtrack as well. There are plenty of other departures here stylistically though. It was a big challenge for me creating this soundtrack, and while it is far from perfect, I do feel it's a good companion piece to TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER. Enjoy"