Step into the enigmatic world of Goat as they unveil their captivating original score for ‘The Gallows Pole.’ This haunting three-part soundtrack, a collaboration with visionary filmmaker Shane Meadows, weaves an evocative tapestry that lures listeners into a mesmerizing sonic journey.
Hailing from the mystical village of Korpilombo in northern Sweden, Goat’s ethereal sound perfectly complements the themes and imagery of Benjamin Myers’ source novel, transporting us to 18th-century rural Yorkshire. The album delves into the fictionalized tale of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners, British history’s most significant fraud, crafting an eerie atmosphere that mirrors the enigmatic plot.
The haunting opener, ‘Let It Burn,’ enthralls with its haunting melody, serving as an evocative bookend for each episode. ‘Mind Is Like The Sky’ unfolds like a dream, drawing listeners into a world of intrigue and foreboding. ‘Field Raga’ mesmerizes with its hypnotic strings and echoes, while ‘Jazzman’ introduces a pastoral groove before unveiling a dazzling sonic landscape.
The album’s centerpiece, ‘The Gate Is Open (The Temple Lies Within),’ stretches over nine and a half minutes, a mesmerizing Eastern-tinged raga that transcends time and space. As the finale, ‘Vallåt’ provides a soothing and mesmerizing finale, complete with captivating chimes and clanks.
Goat’s unconventional approach to crafting this score, channeling the book’s essence into inspired jams, shines through in the mesmerizing melodies. Their music flows seamlessly with the series, providing a profoundly immersive experience.
Incorporating existing tracks like ‘Fill My Mouth’ and ‘Gathering of Ancient Tribes,’ the album adds depth and familiarity to the journey. Goat’s collaboration with Shane Meadows sparked an outpouring of unreleased music, hinting at more treasures to come.
With its profound emotional depth and ethereal charm, ‘The Gallows Pole’ stands as a testament to Goat’s enigmatic prowess and their unique ability to create sonic realms that defy words. Immerse yourself in this captivating score and delve into the mystical world of Goat.
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Released by Rocket Recordings on July 7, 2023