Limited three track 22+ minute 10" taken from the Process original soundtrack recording by John Cale for avant-garde filmmaker CS Leigh. Haunting solo piano pieces, limited to 500 copies.
Originally released in 2005, Process is an original soundtrack recording by John Cale and marks the beginning of his creative relationship with avant-garde filmmaker CS Leigh. The film, featuring Beatrice Dalle and Guillaume Depardieu, was described by Variety as being "one of the most adventurous works" screened at 2004's Berlinale," with Leigh displaying "a take-no-prisoners arthouse rigor." With Cale being "no stranger to taking music in experimental directions" (Rolling Stone), the coming together of director and composer was a natural and inspired union. Leigh explains: "When I was working on Process in the earliest stages I knew I wanted to work with Cale. He has made groundbreaking contributions to difficult cinema and understands the architecture of film sound better than anyone I know. Cale gives you more than music. He gives you a sound landscape that permeates every frame and resounds beyond the borders." Cale's work for Process is a haunting, discordant collection of mostly solo piano pieces, described by the Edinburgh International Film Festival catalog as being a "menacing and incendiary score." Cale has created a sound that perfectly compliments the radical approach of CS Leigh, of whom Le Figaro writes: "His aesthetic sense is taken to extremes. His incisive images disturb, shock. You cannot stay indifferent watching Process." Continuing in this vein, the soundtrack is at once ominous, provocative yet poignant.