ARDEN, JANE & BOND, JACK

ANTI-CLOCK (LOW COMPANY)

ARDEN, JANE  & BOND, JACK - ANTI-CLOCK 144706
Format:
1 LP
Release:
31.12.2049
Label:
LOW COMPANY
Genre:
Soundtracks
Kat.-Nr.:
144706
Barcode:
5056321644084
Vinyl only, ltd to 250 copies! "What do you think of when you think of British film? Probably not the 1979 `puzzle picture' that is Anti-Clock.

And yet, for anyone who has seen this extraordinary film, it would be unlikely that they could forget it.

Its sounds and images burn into the brain. It's an infuriating and invigorating experience.

It's like entering a dream state only to find that one's unconscious mind has been hijacked by somebody else's skewed (il)logic.

"And the trance-inducing static of its opening sequence, the burnt-out surveillance monitors, the super-saturated filmed sequences, bewildering performances and labyrinthine `plot' are only half the story; there's that soundtrack, too.

It's not unusual for a film to have one, of course, but this one fits like a glove. Arden sings the songs ('Sleepwalking' and 'Who Are Those Figures In White?'), and it's as if Val Denham had been secretly recorded during a session with R D Laing.

Its feels warm and comforting, but it's unsettling too. More than anything, though, behind its apparent calm, it's angry at us for our complacency, our willingness to consume and to consent to a life within `the system'.

It's a lullaby which aims to wound..." Hand-numbered LP edition of 250 in printed jacket with poster and insert.

Sleevenotes by Sam Dunn, Jack Bond, Charlotte Procter and Sebastian Saville. No digital.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SLEEPWALKING
  • 1.2. UNTITLED
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  • 1.10. UNTITLED
  • 1.11. UNTITLED
  • 1.12. WHO ARE THOSE FIGURES IN WHITE?
  • 1.13. UNTITLED
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