Bronnt Industries Kapital - ARSENAL

ARSENAL

Bronnt Industries Kapital

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 12 tracks 15.00
CD Album 12 tracks 10.00

Description

Bronnt Industries Kapital - ARSENAL

British multi-instrumentalist Guy Bartell returns with his fifth LP under his BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL moniker. ARSENAL, a newly commissioned soundtrack for the 1928 film by Oleksandr Dovzhenko, will be released on 12th January 2018 via I OWN YOU on limited edition teal coloured vinyl, CD and download. The release will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Kiev Uprising, depicted in the infamous silent film.

Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s 1928 classic film 'Arsenal' has recently been restored by the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre (ODNC) in Kyiv. The British Council and ODNC commissioned Bristol-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Guy Bartell (Bronnt Industries Kapital), to compose a new soundtrack for the film. The restored version was screened (and the new soundtrack performed live by Bartell) on 22 April 2015 at Kyiv’s Fifth International Book Fair, at Mystetksyi Arsenal.

The second film in Dovzhenko’s ‘Ukraine Triology’ (together with Zvenigora and Earth), Arsenal was released in 1929. The film focuses on an episode of the Russian Civil War (1918) in which the Kiev Arsenal January Uprising of workers supported the Red/Bolshevik Army against the Ukrainian nationalists (who ran the country at the time). The American National Board of Review chose Arsenal in its list of top 5 films of 1929 (Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Joan of Arc was also on the list). Exploring a narrative that stresses the tragic nature of civil war, Arsenal is regarded by film scholar Vance Kepley, Jr. as "one of the few Soviet political films which seems even to cast doubt on the morality of violent retribution".

Artwork by regular collaborator Ben Newman (www.bennewman.co.uk)


Arsenal - Bronnt Industries Kapital (excerpt I) from Bronnt Industries on Vimeo.


Video used with permission of the National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Film Centre.

Please note: Delivery dates may change depending on any manufacturer delays.

Reviews

"A terrifically intense soundtrack" Sight & Sound, UK

"Bartell’s score is expertly judged – an echo chamber of horror for the film to resonate inside. I urge you to catch the film with this score whenever you can."Silent London, UK

"An extraordinary soundtrack for an extraordinary movie, Guy Bartell's sound score for Arsenal plugs the viewer directly into the nervous system of this shattering film." John Sweeney, silent film pianist

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (OWN010)
  1. Bronnt Industries Kapital - There Was A War
  2. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Oh, A Mother Had Three Sons
  3. Bronnt Industries Kapital - I Will Become An Engine Operator
  4. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Who
  5. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Dreadnought Maria
  6. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Tymish Marches
  7. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Arsenal
  8. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Let Us Start Working!
  9. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Kiev Qui Dort
  10. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Petliura Wounded Me With A Bullet
  11. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Vilna Ukraina
  12. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Where is the Husband, Where is the Son
CD Album (OWN010A)
  1. Bronnt Industries Kapital - There Was A War
  2. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Oh, A Mother Had Three Sons
  3. Bronnt Industries Kapital - I Will Become An Engine Operator
  4. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Who
  5. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Dreadnought Maria
  6. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Tymish Marches
  7. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Arsenal
  8. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Let Us Start Working!
  9. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Kiev Qui Dort
  10. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Petliura Wounded Me With A Bullet
  11. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Vilna Ukraina
  12. Bronnt Industries Kapital - Where is the Husband, Where is the Son