Available for purchase at Bandcamp.
Tape Life presents the eighth and final Karl Mohr Audio-Yo release: Standard Deviation, a dark ambient film score. Following his 1997 techno-industrial tour de force, The Heck, Mohr switched gears into songwriting as Dead Red Velvet, but not before composing this dire soundtrack to Samuel Kiehoon Lee’s independent feature, Standard Deviation. The film concerns psychic hotlines, lottery pyramid schemes and the Y2K Problem; the accompanying music is no less intriguing. Acoustic and electronic instruments blend tastefully with copious sampling – the album stands as a mature, sophisticated and textured body of work. This pivotal release echoes, in chrysalis anguish, Mohr’s early experiments and also foreshadows the bleak, downcast goth elements found in Dead Red Velvet. Recommended listening for fans of film music and dark ambient; reminds at times of Peter Gabriel’s Passion or Alexander Zlamal’s score for Heller als der Mond.
released March 19, 2018
ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.
SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1997
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.
MUSIC COMPOSED FOR THE SAMUEL KIEHOON LEE FILM,
STANDARD DEVIATION (1997). THE VOICE ON 04 IS SAMPLED
DIALOG FROM THE FILM AND IS USED BY PERMISSION.
SPECIAL THANKS: S. K. LEE, I. REVELL, E. MOHR, V. MARCONE.
COVER IMAGES ARE STILLS FROM THE FILM. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.
BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.
TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1008
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1008
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.
tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, soundtrack, film music, film score, ambient, ambient music, instrumental, drone, electroacoustic, atmospheric, dark electronic