Bring Me The Head Of F​.​W. Murnau EP

by Zeena Schreck

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Nicholas Diak A haunting and menacing track that evokes some of the more adventurous/horror silent films. Favorite track: ILL OMENS.
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TABU is an amazing first track, I cannot wait to hear the rest of Zeena's album. Only 9 more days until release!
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    After a long career in collaborative music activities, this is Zeena Schreck's first entirely solo recording project.

    All music and vocals composed and performed by Zeena Schreck, with the exception of drums by Hisham A. Bharoocha on track 4, “Tabu”.

    Format: Extended Play CD with digipak cover and four-color, four-page, side-pocket insert. A signed and numbered limited edition of 89 CDs (the number of years from FW Murnau's death to the CD release date) is offered, in addition to normal shrink-wrapped, non-signed open edition.

    Cover art: Original mixed media painting created especially for this sound art project by Ben Vaughn Zeitlin; concept by Zeena Schreck.

    Photos of Zeena Schreck at F.W. Murnau's grave by Lance Anderson.
    All other photos, graphic design and layout concept by Zeena Schreck.

    Mixed and mastered in Berlin. Made in the Black Forest, Germany.

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ILL OMENS 03:09
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TABU 04:07
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about

'Bring Me The Head Of F.W. Murnau: A Ghost Story in Six Acts,' was inspired by news reports on July 15, 2015, that the director's head had been stolen from his grave:
"That day, as I learned of this odd occurrence, I hearkened back to my 1990 recording 'Bring Me The Head Of Geraldo Rivera,' under the auspices of my former band Radio Werewolf. The calling to create a similarly titled sequel seemed obvious." --Zeena Schreck

The tone poems in this recording are sonic necromancy, reflecting the transition from the end of Murnau's worldly life to what his disembodied consciousness may have experienced in the afterlife. Many of the intricate sounds heard in these tracks were captured in filed recordings at Murnau's former residence in Berlin and at his grave site in Stahnsdorf, Germany.

The presence of the cinematic Master is perceived most effectively when listening to the tracks altogether, in sequential order, preferably with eyes closed and/or lights out.

credits

released March 11, 2020

All music and vocals composed and performed by Zeena Schreck, with the exception of drums by Hisham A. Bharoocha on track 4, “Tabu”.

Lyrics
“Letter to Mother,” excerpted and adapted from Murnau's letter to his mother written in Tahiti during the filming of his last film, Tabu.
“Tabu” excerpted and adapted from scrolls of the same-titled film.
“The Phantom Bridge,” excerpted and adapted intertitles from Murnau's most famous film, Nosferatu, starring Max Schreck in the title role.
“Endlich daheim,” original lyrics by Zeena Schreck.

Cover art: Original mixed media painting created especially for this sound art project by Ben Vaughn Zeitlin; concept by Zeena Schreck.

Photos: Zeena Schreck at F.W. Murnau's grave by Lance Anderson.
All other photos by Zeena Schreck.

Mixed and mastered in Berlin, Germany;
Made in the Black Forest, Germany

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Zeena Schreck Berlin, Germany

Zeena Schreck is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and writer. She brings to her work a lifetime's experience and expertise within pagan magical and tantric Buddhist traditions. Prior to her solo music career, she was musical co-director and graphic artist designer for the experimental musical project Radio Werewolf during its most prolific European phase.
Photo of Zeena by Gerhard Hallstatt
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