Oct 302012
 
‘Exploitation’ is the new film by Dutch independent filmmaker Edwin
Brienen. Enfant Terrible produced the soundtrack for this gothic-noir
satiric fesco. 90 minutes of music to be enjoyed both as true soundtrack
as well as a sequel to previous Enfant Terrible compilations… but more
dramatic and ritualistic in the way the record is building up… it will
please fans of minimal electronics and (post) industrial music but also
moves into different styles such as idm, tekno, angst pop and chanson…
while always keeping a dark and cold mood and/or dream state feeling
throughout…

A little more about Edwin Brienen… he enjoys poking at sensitive subjects
of our post 9/11 era and post-postmodern period: religion, sex, and
politics; from fundamentalist islam to the prudish christianism, through
exuberant homosexuality, and the delusion of formated heterosexuality.
This provocateur brings together in his artwork many contradictory
features. The innocence that can be perceived in some of his movies is
incongruous with his characters' excessive violence and inconsiderate
nihilism. But this is just an apparent contradiction. What unites his
movies is Brienen's frankness with which he displays a corrupt system. The
honesty and instantness of his films risk to be mistaken for a lack of
subtlety, but are in fact the striving for total freedom of expression.

A little more about the film… “Exploitation” uses the so-called ‘mise en
abyme’ principle and shows a fictitious film in the film, called
“Apocalypse, Part 3”: a breathtaking ‘Abendland’ of dreamy pictures and
nightmarish visions. It’s all there: baphomets, paganism, bizarre
costumes. Especially some old-time obsessions of the director are highly
celebrated here: the esthetics of Death in June, the works of painter
Arnold Böcklin, or Aleister Crowley’s Thelema spirituality.

The film had its premiere at the Lausanne Underground Film and Music
Festival in October 2012.

Release date: mid November 2012
Cat. nr: Enfant23
Format: vinyl 2 x LP
File under: soundtrack / minimal electronics /  industrial music