K.Leimer - Land Of Look Behind
Label Palace Of Lights
Remastered by Greg Davis, the land of look behind soundtrack has been revisited and refreshed to a new level of definition. Alan Greenberg, who wrote and directed this film documenting the funeral of Bob Marley, had originally planned to use the music of closed system potentials for his soundtrack. But CSP had previously been used as the installation music for conceptual artist Eddy deEddy’s Rodin Crater Project, premiered at the Temporary Contemporary Art Museum in Los Angeles a year following the release of CSP. Leimer began with the location tapes, originating many of the rhythm patterns for land of look behind. By making loops of the monologues – the testimony – and using phrases that had more distinctive cadences and pacing, the words, glottal stops, clicks and coughs of witnesses were used as cues for the percussion instruments. In effect, speech became an organizing principle of the musical score. By eliminating the accuracy of click tracks, musicians were prompted to rove through the inconsistent intervals of the voice-derived patterns.