Proclaimations -> Backwater Gospel - A Short Film with a Soundtrack by Sons of Perdition
February 14th 2011
It's with a soggy and failing heart that I present Backwater Gospel in its entirety for your viewing displeasure. It's a sad and sordid affair that will make you feel pretty rotten, assuming there's anything human left in that burned out husk that you call a body.
Click on the hellish image below (courtesy of Esben Jacob Sloth ) to watch "Backwater Gospel" on Vimeo. Hell, you can even watch it in High-Def. And considering it's free, you won't find salvation at a lower price, friend.
I was first approached by the director, Bo Mathorne, over a year ago. He wanted to know if I'd be interested in working on the score for an animated short film. At the time, he had some drawings and a strong sense of what he wanted to convey. While I'm normally hesitant in the extreme to get involved in a project like this (after scoring three other films that never saw the light of day), I was sold on the idea and committed wholeheartedly to the film.
I submitted a lot of music that didn't make the cut (members of sonsofperdition.com can download one of these, Desert Wind, for free). There was a lot of back and forth between Bo and myself, but I feel like the results speak for themselves. I'll likely end up posting more of the songs that weren't used on sonsofperdition.com, so be sure to sign up if you're interested. It's free and you get access to a bunch of otherwise unreleased junk.
When I was wrapping up the soundtrack for Backwater Gospel, Bo asked if I'd be interested in supplying the voice for the doomed sonofabitch that passed for the protagonist. This is wholly outside my comfort zone, so be kind.
Anyways, I'm damn proud to have worked on this film, given how well it came together. Let me know what you think, and feel free to show it at your Sunday church service, hate group rally, random internet forum, hippie love-in, or wherever else you see fit. Also, now's a good time to start stalking Bo Mathorne. It's best to get in on the ground level with these things.
That's all for now,
Mike - February 15th 2011
That was a really cool short.
madame b - March 3rd 2011
brillant. we want more!
D. Matthew Dair - August 12th 2011
Bravo, Loved it.
Andrew - December 16th 2011
are you a satanist?