The Cut (Original Soundtrack)

BB 190LP BB 190LP

With his 2014 film The Cut, director Fatih Akin completed his "Love, Death and the Devil" trilogy, following Gegen die Wand (Head-On) (2004) and Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven) (2007). The Cut tells the story of Nazaret Manoogian, a young, poor Armenian blacksmith who is separated from his family during the Armenian Genocide, the Ottoman government's 1915 extermination of its minority Armenian subjects before the 1923 succession of the Republic of Turkey. Years later, Manoogian learns that his twin sister has survived and sets out to find her, an odyssey that takes him from the deserts of Mesopotamia via Havana to the desolate prairies of North Dakota. The music for this cinematic epic was written by the Berlin-based musician, producer, and actor Alexander Hacke, a member of the band Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, with which he has played guitar since the age of 14. In 1992, Hacke began composing film music, and his works include the score for Akin's Gegen die Wand. Franco-Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra contributes various vocal tracks to the soundtrack, as well as a newly recorded version of her song "Everything to Get You Back." "The Cut is a soundtrack that musically expresses the emotions and thoughts I associate with the film: the music accompanied and shaped the film from the first draft to completion. Alexander Hacke's The Cut is a proud Western soundtrack that takes a bow to the work of Ennio Morricone, yet at the same time sounds completely innovative and new. The Cut is Alexander Hacke's magnum opus" --Fatih Akin. Also includes a track by Corinna Ludzuweit & Jan Hengmith. LP includes CD; CD includes six bonus tracks.