work like this is really an all-or-nothing gamble. in this case, the film and the album must be considered together as parts of the whole project. the film alone is magnificent and disturbing. (John Strandh's cinematography is impeccable.) the music in context is vivid and powerful. comparisons to Fever Ray and The Knife will be rife, but the real muse here is Scott Walker.
the VanderWaaling is a shame since it is so not needed. this is an art/music project that will appeal to a very specific ... read more