Cold Spring Records announce the first ever official physical release of the soundtrack to Lars Von Trier’s controversial film Antichrist, originally released in 2009. Ten years after the film’s initial release, the extreme, provocative performances from Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist still have the power to shock, repulse, and divide. The sound design by Kristian Eidnes Andersen with Lars Von Trier was composed using only natural sounds and samples (including internal body recordings). Each element was recorded specifically for the film and overseen by Von Trier, including a brand new, somber erformance of Händel’s “Lascia Ch’io Pianga”, recorded in Kastelskirken church in Copenhagen, 2009. Pressed onto heavyweight 180 gram vinyl with an etched B-side; housed in a heavy 350gsm full-color sleeve featuring the original theatrical release artwork, approved by the director.
Award-winning Danish composer Kristian Eidnes Andersen has produced music and sound design for films, television, and documentaries for 30 years, notably working with Lars Von Trier on the films Antichrist, The House That Jack Built (2018), Dancer In The Dark (2000), Melancholia (2011), and Nymphomaniac (Vol I & II) (2013).