LEAETHER STRIP returns with a double-faceted carton box release including the “Dark Passages” motion soundtrack disc plus the new special studio album “Seasons Change – I Don’t”…
After having paid homage to one of his mentors (John Carpenter) on his ‘Haelloween’ EP, Claus Larsen now goes one level further by creating the complete soundtrack for the “Dark Passages” movie directed by Cesar Cruz. The alchemy of their creative union shows how much both men have been inspiring each other and how they have made each other’s dreams come true: “I was really inspired by the script, so 1 song turned into 3 and then in a few weeks there was a full album. I just dropped everything I had going on at the time. This was what I had been waiting for since I had hair on my head…”; says Claus Larsen. “I have been a fan of AE for as long as I started Outworld Entertainment. I guess you can call it “Fate” or something. I first heard “Strap Me Down” on a compilation and I was instantly hooked! I have been listening to AE ever since. Working with Claus has been a dream come true. Claus has become a dedicated and talented friend/team member during this project. It was amazing to work with him. The man is a machine!” adds Cesar Cruz who recently won a new award for the video clip he made for LEAETHER STRIP’s previous album song “Love Me Or Die”… The
“Dark Passages” CD features the complete versions of the songs to be used in the movie (including a bunch of vocal songs) and transports you into the film’s sombre and dense atmosphere. A first glimpse into this film that you will all hopefully soon discover at one of the festivals where it’s already lined-up or at its scheduled premieres… Reaching hypes on the oppressive “Everything Dies”, we hope that this poignant soundtrack is the first in a series of future collaborations between both artists, challenging and taking them into other sides of their strong respective personalities.
Companion album to “Dark Passages”, comes the new and so aptly titled “Seasons Change – I Don’t” 14-track album presenting new songs recorded just after the soundtrack. From the big beat of “Black Magic Man” through the dramatic feel of the depressive “Dead Swan”, from the sexy and clubby groove of “Bondage is not a Crime” to the tearful intimacy of the dark elektro title song that are all hit moments for this new LEAETHER STRIP tour de force. Fans will also be thrilled by the extended versions of the soundtrack songs “Dark Passages” and “Everything Dies” which both have club hit potential, as well as of the new versions of the unavoidable “My Shadow is your home” and “Voluntary Confinement”. Last but not least, two special collaborations with MORTIIS and EHRON VONALLEN put the cherry on the cake.
Seasons change… LEAETHER STRIP does NOT!