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Bill Gould and Jared Blum 'The Eclipse' Soundtrack

Bill and Jared, two thirds of Talking Book, announce the release of their latest project the soundtrack to The Eclipse, a Serbian film directed by Nataša Urban.

The newest collaboration between the members of Faith No More and Talking Book is coming out November 24 via

“I had known Nataša Urban for over a decade already, and was already familiar with her previous work.” – explains Bill Gould: “During this time, I had also sent her our two Talking Book releases, which paired well with her visual aesthetic. On top of that, Faith No More was a big soundtrack to her teen years, and as the film is quite personal about her coming to terms growing up in Serbia, it seemed to make sense for us to collaborate together on this film”.

“The film itself was made on several film stocks including handmade ones so for us employing timbres that are both grand and decaying at the same time accompanied the visuals very well.” – explains Jared Blum. While fragmentary nature of the shooting helped represent the presence of different people in the picture, it was also learning experience for the duo in terms of of contiguity. “So much of it is about letting go of familiar methods of working; rather than finding a way to express an idea I already have.” – says Bill Gould describing the process: “It is about having the patience to go into something without a specific idea and just employ a process of discovery.” Gould continues: “Our music always has a certain amount of drama of some sort, so we didn’t literally have to write according to the story line. But it meant that we had to look at was happening in the film intuitively, and make creative decisions based on that. We could have totally missed the mark, but as it turns out, it really resonated with Nataša.”

‘The Eclipse’ is coming out this November 24 via Koolarrow Records/SubOst. Available for pre-orders here. And as a limited edition [of 300] vinyl edition via Koolarrow Records/SubOst. Available for pre-orders here.

Listen to Bill and Jared in conversation about this record with The Vinyl Guide.

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