Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, the creative force behind A Winged Victory For The Sullen and Stars Of The Lid, is to officially release his score for the motion picture ‘Salero’ on 11th November.
Having channelled some of the most iconic drift music of our time through A Winged Victory For The Sullen and Stars of the Lid, 2016 has already seen Erased Tapes luminary Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie provide original scores for a number of feature films including Jalil Lespert’s ‘Iris’ and ‘The Yellow Birds’ by Alexandre Moors.
It’s on ‘Salero’ however, that we see Wiltzie weave some of his finest work and deliver an expertly distilled accompaniment to director Mike Plunkett’s sprawling, uncompromising visuals. Set in Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, the narrative follows the region’s ‘Saleros’ – those who have for generations gathered salt and earned enough to somehow carve out an existence in such a barren landscape. It’s with the discovery of huge Lithium reserves – a mineral used frequently throughout the tech industry – under the scorched earth that acts as a catalyst for exploitation of the environment and its people; holding a microscope to the drastic effect industrialisation has on local culture and tradition.
“I have always said that composing music is infinitely easier when you have beautiful images to be inspired by. It was a pleasure to write a score over this captivating place of endless, glimmering salt before its impending demise. I was fascinated by this mythical space and its ability to define the identities of the people who live in its vicinity, where this vast salt flat itself would be a central character”
– Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
Recording took place in Adam’s Belgium-based studio for the guitars, percussion and small string ensemble tracking. Hungary was chosen for the final large string orchestra recordings at Magyar Radio Studio #22 with the Budapest Art Orchestra.
Adam will be touring his Stars Of The Lid project across European cities this autumn including a performance at The Barbican in London.
Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie ‘Salero’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release Date: 11th November 2016
Label: Erased Tapes
Format: LP // CD // Digital
01. Armstrong Opening/Closing
02. The Premonition
04. Marcelo Intro
05. The Few Of Us Left
06. They Dream Of More
07. Bring This Place To Life
08. Transforming The Country
09. Wealth Baby
10. Using Magnifico
11. It Ends With Me
12. Colchani Is Changing
13. Lithium, The New Era
14. Salero End Credits (For Moises)