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East India Youth: Expanded Debut LP
Laurie Tuffrey , September 30th, 2014 18:11

TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER gets second disc featuring EIY's imagined soundtrack to 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

East India Youth has announced that he'll be releasing an expanded version of his debut album, TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER. The record, which was recently nominated for this year's Mercury Prize, as well as being a nominee for AIM's independent album of the year award and, perhaps most crucially, the Quietus' Jovian Bow Shock Prize 2012, will be reissued with added material in the form of EIY's score to the 1916 version of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which he performed live at Bestival last year. Stolen Recordings will be putting it out on double CD and download on October 27, with the soundtrack also available as a standalone CD and download.

Take a listen to an excerpt of the score above, with EIY's William Doyle saying of it: "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." Head to Stolen's website to get hold of the expanded edition, which will be preceded by the release of 'Hinterland' as a single on October 6.

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