Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Vinyl 03 2021
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a hybrid documentary that moves between the natural, human and spiritual worlds. Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the jungle towards the ocean, in a movement that has been provoked by the full moon for hundreds of thousands of years. This album presents the original score Aaron Cupples created for the flm. Rich in texture and harmonics, the music is characterised by the bespoke instruments and recording techniques employed in its creation. The soundtrack also features sound recordist Leo Dolgan's vivid feld recordings. All captured on Christmas Island, the four pieces recall insect choruses, strange and ominous bird calls, erupting blowholes, fre, ocean, and Buddhist prayers for the dead.

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1) Night ()
2) The Understorey ()
3) Blowholes ()
4) The Long Walk ()
5) Trapped Air ()
6) The Hungry Ghost ()
7) Fire & Jungle ()
8) The Protester ()
9) Ocean & Prayers ()
10) Sand Return ()

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