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Garden [Original Soundtrack]

The Garden [Original Soundtrack]

by Simon Fisher Turner
     
 
Simon Fisher-Turner's reputation rests largely on the soundtrack work he created for director Derek Jarman, and Garden is one of his best. Like many of Jarman's films, Garden is less a narrative construct than a loosely connected series of images revolving around several themes (here a possible Madonna -- the religious kind -- figure and a harassed gay

Overview

Simon Fisher-Turner's reputation rests largely on the soundtrack work he created for director Derek Jarman, and Garden is one of his best. Like many of Jarman's films, Garden is less a narrative construct than a loosely connected series of images revolving around several themes (here a possible Madonna -- the religious kind -- figure and a harassed gay couple), with very little dialogue. Thus, the soundtrack takes on an enormous importance, becoming essentially, a central character in the movie. Turner's style -- wafting; Eno-esque; willing to incorporate all manner of found sounds and conversation; redolent with bittersweet nostalgia, yet capable of unflinching, harsh realism -- fits Jarman perfectly. Here, the musical information is relayed by a matrix of string quartet (the fine Balenescu Quartet), guitar, tapes, and voice, interwoven in dreamlike fashion with both gradual segues and abrupt, shocking shifts. He's also not without a sly and ironic sense of humor, as when the dark and lugubrious "Drowned by Time" ends with a delightfully kitschy '50s pop song (from Funny Face) called "Think Pink." Turner's roving, cinematic approach makes for an endless cascade of fascinating and diverse sound-images, finishing up with a brief but lovely solo guitar piece that hints of Spanish origin. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/1991
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
5016025660056
catalogNumber:
2566005

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Tracks

  1. Blue Landscape
  2. Drowned by Time
  3. Alters of Peace
  4. Fill the Silence With False Notes
  5. My Melancholy Stones
  6. Clock Faced Flower Beds
  7. Twelve Apostles Dance
  8. Cool Marble Arms
  9. Rushing Forgotten Secrets
  10. Your Love Stabbed
  11. Dawns First Light
  12. Think Pink  - Jessica Martin
  13. Under This Blue Sky
  14. The Heavens Are Falling
  15. Stoning of Mary
  16. Geat Ancestral Circles
  17. Come My Darling
  18. Golden Showers
  19. Small Elephant Hawk
  20. A Smile. A Wink
  21. The Fifth Quarter of the Globe
  22. Church Easter Service
  23. Amphora
  24. Judas Song
  25. Impatient Youths of the Sun
  26. Cold Cold Cold
  27. I Shingle
  28. How Close Are You to Here Now
  29. CFFB
  30. End Credits 3
  31. Cold Cold Cold

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Simon Fisher Turner   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Bells,Tape,E-bow
Martyn Bates   Vocals
Marvin Black   Voices
Michael Hough   Vocals
Derek Jarman   Vocals
Melanie Pappenheim   Vocals
Ian Shaw   Vocals
Tilda Swinton   Vocals
Hugh Webb   Harp
Dean B. Speedwell   Piano,Bassoon,Keyboards
Draco   Vocals
Paul Jayasinha   Synthesizer,Flugelhorn,Brass,EWI
Jack Birkett   Vocals
Tilda Swington   Vocals
Jessica Martin   Vocals,Track Performer
Glen Fox   Percussion
David Sinclair   Chapman Stick

Technical Credits

Bill Badley   Sound Effects,Contributor
Alexander Balanescu   Contributor
Marvin Black   Sound Effects,Contributor
Tony Hinnigan   Contributor
Mark Horn   Contributor
Derek Jarman   Director
James Mackay   Producer
Kate Musker   Contributor
Simon Fisher Turner   Sound Effects,Contributor,Liner Notes,Voice Changer
Dean B. Speedwell   Sound Effects,Contributor,Whale Sounds
Jonathan Carney   Contributor
Dean Brodrick   String Arrangements

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