The original orchestral / electronic score from Karel Kachynas 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Andersons The Little Mermaid, composed by Zdenek Liska (The Cremator / Fruits of Paradise) featuring Lenka Korinkova. Liskas legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in its celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachynas films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks.
A beautiful addition to Chicago's Immune imprint, Steven R Smith's highly limited 'Cities' long player is among the finest collections of folk drones you'll come across in 2009. Smith's work as part of Thuja, and semi-sacred releases on the hallowed Jeweled Antler collective have singled him out as an enigmatically melancholy soul, mastering the art of rich drone music with a darkened character.