Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality CD
While Chilean-Born Alejandro Jodorowsky Is Recognized as One of the Most Original Visual Stylists in the History of Cinema, His Soundtracks Are Also Among the Most Striking and Innovative Scores Ever Composed
Now, Real Gone Music in Association with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. Is Releasing the Complete, Original Soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Latest Film Triumph, The Dance of Reality, the First Work from the Cinematic Auteur in 23 Years
Composed by Jodorowsky’s Song Adan Jodorowsky (a.k.a. “Adanowsky”), Whose Work as a Composer and Performer (with Devendra Banhart among Others) Has Won Him an International Following
in His Own Right
Alternately Lush and Comical, Brooding and Wistful, the Score to The Dance of Reality Is, as Always with a Jodorowsky Film, Surreal
LP Album Jacket and CD Booklet Include a Number of Production Stills from the Film
Mastered by Joe Yannece
Lacquer Cutting on LP by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering
The release in 2014 of The Dance of Reality marked the triumphant return, after a 23-year hiatus, of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky (played by his son, Brontis) is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contribute to his burgeoning surreal consciousness. Adding to the autobiographical nature of the work, the film was shot in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the filmmaker was born in 1929. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.
Jodorowsky’s films have always placed a special emphasis on music—his soundtracks rank as among the most daring and fascinating in film history—and for The Dance of Reality, Jodorowsky tapped his own son Adan Jodorowsky (a.k.a. “Adanowsky”), whose work as a composer and performer (with Devendra Banhart among others) has won him an international following in his own right. Adanowsky’s score is alternately lush and comical, blending brooding string passages with hypnotically repeating piano figures that create a mood that is at times foreboding, at times wistful and, as is always the case with a score to a Jodorowsky film, surreal.
As part of its continuing association with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., Real Gone Music is proud to present the complete soundtrack to The Dance of Reality on CD, mastered by Joe Yannece. The CD booklet includes a number of production stills from the film. Alejandro Jodorowsky’s tradition of remarkable film soundtracks lives on with The Dance of Reality.
2. The Clowns
4. Ibañez Orgasm
5. Carlito’s Death
6. The Wave
7. Shoes Dance
8. God Doesn’t Exist
9. Los Mineros
11. Jaime and Bucéfalo
12. Bucéfalo Dies
16. The Midget