EXPANDED VERSION OF EAST INDIA YOUTH'S MERCURY PRIZE NOMINATED DEBUT ALBUM ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’ FEATURING 54 MINUTE SOUNDTRACK TO ‘20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA’
Release date October 27th
William Doyle aka East India Youth explains the background to the extraordinary recording; "I was initially approached by people who were running the film section at Bestival 2013 to perform a live soundtrack to the 1916 silent version of ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’, directed by Stuart Paton. The film is a groundbreaking piece of cinematography, featuring as it does the first underwater sequences in a motion picture ever. The atmosphere and darkness of the underwater shots were a good fit for my general style, and I'd long been waiting to soundtrack a film so I jumped at the chance. My score is actually to a special edit of the film provided by the festival, and I performed it live to an audience of about six people at half past midnight immediately after playing my usual set in a different tent. Most of the work on the score was completed around the time I was doing the final mixing on ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’, so one of the pieces and quite a few of the effects I used on the album found their way onto the soundtrack as well. There are plenty of other departures here stylistically though. It was a big challenge for me creating this soundtrack, and while it is far from perfect, I do feel it's a good companion piece to ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’. Enjoy."
‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’ was recently nominated for both an AIM Award and the 2014 Mercury Music Prize.