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Brian Eno Unveils Short Film Decline And Fall Ahead Of 'Film Music 1976 – 2020' Release

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Cecily Eno

Brian Eno has shared a short film for Decline And Fall.

The striking, cinematic clip arrives in support of 'Film Music 1976 - 2020', a collection of new and old arrangements Eno wrote for the big screen, including music from films such as Trainspotting, Jubilee, and David Lynch's Dune, as well documentary work.

The eerie Decline and Fall, meanwhile, originally featured in Eno's score for the 2017 film O Nome da Morte, directed by Henrique Goldman, who also helmed the new video. In a statement about the storylines, Goldman commented:

"Our video juxtaposes two cinematic narratives set in Brazil, one of the main frontiers in the final battle between Man and Nature. The first comprises fragments of a drama about the tortured soul of the assassin portrayed in O Nome da Morte, and the second depicts a magical natural phenomena – the Invisible River of the Amazon – a meteorologic process on a colossal scale, whereby rainforest trees continually spray billions of gallons of water into the atmosphere. The video is foreboding and suspenseful. Somewhere in the vast Brazilian landscape, something momentous lurks in the background.

"An unforeseen, greedy and merciless force disrupts the divine stream of life. The same force drives the hitman, who stealthily steps out of the shadows to kill for money. As rain and fire, fiction and science, birth and death, nature and civilisation, art, love and greed continually juxtapose each other, we become aware of the delicate natural balance that is being severely disrupted by our civilisation."

'Film Music 1976 – 2020' will arrive digitally worldwide this Friday (November 13), with a UK physical release set for the same day and due to follow in the US on January 22.

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