807 ben lukas boysen. mother nature (ost). cd. april2k13.



to nature

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upc: 821272307921
release date: 12.04.2013

all tracks written and produced by ben lukas boysen
guitar, bass & percussion on 1, 2, 3, 8 & 10 by vic bondi
mastered by nils frahm at durton studio - www.durtonstudio.com
film poster graphics by eric braff, tectonic
layout & design by stefan alt

mother nature is a film by johan liedgren - www.mothernaturefilm.com

tale & company present: phillip roebuck, petra wright, shawn belyea, elliot liedgren
director of photography: trevor fife
editor: doug loviska
sound: matt sheldon
producer: ra mazzola
executive producer: martin tobias
written & directed by johan liedgren

director’s statement:
'weak men. controlling women.' this has always been the underlying theme for my films. inspired by morbid curiosity to probe the affluent modern man and his polished but weak substitutes for gender roles, sexuality and relationships but unlike previous projects, mother nature strips the narrative of the usual luxury staging and privileged complexities, both in setting and cast. here instead, the chamber drama set in the raw wilderness of the pacific northwest offers little protection from a much more primal reality. i wanted to push the main character beyond social stakes, have it escalate to a matter of pure survival. and in doing that, offer room for a darker and more surreal undercurrent.

mother nature - in part akin to sam peckinpah’s 'straw dogs' - features a lead character who’s strong aversion to conflict, creates a situation that inevitably offers no other choice. a very simple narrative based on a script only 40 pages long. but because story for me is always about the underlying forces at play, the simplicity of survival is infused with the beautiful, surreal, scary, erotic and darkly comic - a relentless echo of modern man’s
not so modern nature.'

(johan liedgren, seattle oct 10 2012)

ben lukas boysen has been writing, producing and performing music since 2003, specializing in sound design and composition. with a series of highly regarded albums as hecq on hymen records, plus a busy schedule producing music for a number of high-profile advertising, film and gaming clients, he has firmly established himself as a forward-thinking electronic musician and sophisticated sound designer. the focus of his every project is to find an efficient and direct way to leave a strong emotional impact, whether it is the production of an album or the conception and completion of a commercial project. he invests a lot of thought and time into every single piece of work and therefore makes every production special rather than settling with something fast and convenient. he is determined that every score, commission, track, or remix should get the same amount of attention and detail. in short: moving away from music and sound as a product and perceive every project as a customizable and individual challenge. a number of companies like cartier, bmw, leica, greenpeace, lacoste or mtv have made use of this approach for their commercials, websites and general sound concepts. furthermore ben also designed a 'live pack' for the widely recognised music software ableton live (www.ableton.com/articles/hecq-precision-and-power).

for the score of 'mother nature' ben boysen utilized his wide ranging skills in electronic music combined with perfectly placed acoustic instrumentation to illustrate the inner and the extrinsic dispute between the film's characters in a natural environment. after a quiet, expectant start charged with subliminal menace, the eleven compositions add up to a perpetual riveting climax keeping the listener in a continuous state of concern. the music never strikes with brute force, in fact the sound brings the movie's intangible extremes to light, starting with fading soundscapes, sustained piano lines and artificial choirs which are added with semi-ritualistic beats and lashing sub bass hits. the audible message implied on this soundtrack is anger, fear, sadness, but also hope - as nature shows us, even destruction implies a new beginning.

ben lukas boysen wird den meisten wohl durch sein musikprojekt hecq bekannt sein. weniger bekannt wird sein, dass er auch filmmusik schreibt. mit dem soundtrack zum film mother nature ist er zum fünften mal für die musikalische untermalung eines streifens verantwortlich gewesen. in diesem soll es um den wildnisurlaub eines vaters mit seinem sohn gehen, wo ihre in städten erworbenen und nützlichen kompetenzen völlig irrelevant und sogar hinderlich sind und sie fürs nackte überleben genau das überwinden müssen, was mit der zeit immer surrealere züge annehmen soll. die geschichte des films ist für die musik aber auch nicht so wichtig, da sie auch funktioniert, wenn man den film nicht kennt. sehr geschickt versteht ben lukas boysen es, ein permanentes gefühl von bedrückung zu erzeugen. über weite strecken sind nur klangteppiche zu hören, ein klavier, das die nerven immer wieder strapaziert oder auch mal rituelle trommeln. aber was man auch hört, es bleibt archaisch, im unterbewusstsein und suggeriert nur ein gefühl von ständiger bedrohung. was akustisch so gut funktioniert, wird als filmuntermalung wohl noch besser klappen. ein grund, sich neben dem soundtrack auch noch den film zu besorgen und zu hoffen, dass dieser dann auch optisch und storytechnisch auf ähnlichem niveau liegt. (tristan osterfeld)

a review in russian language can be found on the machinist's webpage:

ben lukas boysen soundtrack filmography:
mother nature (2012)
leashed (2011)
restive (2011)
the division of gravity (2011)
fear/love (2009)
more info: www.imdb.com/name/nm3690160

ben lukas boysen discography. 02.2013:
mother nature (ost). cd. hymen records ¥807. 2013
restive (ost). cd. hymen records ¥803. 2012

hecq discography. 02.2013:
avenger. cd. hymen records ¥792. 2011
spheres of fury (w/ exillon). 12". contortion cont001-1. 2011
sura. 12". ad noiseam adn128. 2010
steeltongued. 2cd. hymen records ¥772. 2009
golden pines. cd-r. binkcrsh bk039. 2008
night falls. cd. hymen records ¥767. 2008
zetha. 12". onpa 003. 2007
0000. cd. hymen records ¥758. 2007
bad karma. cd. hymen records ¥748. 2005
scatterheart. cd. hymen records ¥742. 2004
a dried youth. cd. kaleidoskop kal003. 2003

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