Waxwork Records proudly presents the debut film score release of Queen of Earth. Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, and starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston, 2015’s Queen of Earth is an American psychological thriller that tells the story of two women who grew up together, Catherine and Virginia, spending a week at a lake house retreat, as they did the previous year. Unfortunately on this occasion Catherine’S mood, and possibly her sanity, has been affected by the recent death of her father, and the ending of a relationship.
Scored by composer Keegan DeWitt, the beautiful-nightmarish music of Queen of Earth captures an auditory mental breakdown. By dissonant usage of a 1928 Steinway piano, French horns, echoing clarinets, and a Wrenchenspiel (an instrument made of tuned metal wrenches, that are hit with mallets to produce a destabilized xylophone effect), DeWitt successfully creates a terrifying, slowly unraveling score that sonically seizes the descent into madness.
This deluxe release from Waxwork Records features the complete Queen of Earth score, mastered for 180 gram colored vinyl; featuring exclusive liner notes by Alex Ross Perry, Elisabeth Moss, and Keegan Dewitt, artwork by Anna Bak-Kvapil, a booklet, and heavyweight packaging including an old-style gatefold jacket.
QUEEN OF EARTH ORIGINAL SCORE SPECIFICATIONS:
- 180 gram “The Lake” vinyl (Green Swirl with Gold Splatter)
- 180 gram “Sunset” vinyl (Deep Blue with Pink Swirl)
- Director liner notes by Alex Ross Perry
- Liner notes by Elisabeth Moss
- Composer line notes by Keegan DeWitt
- Artwork by Anna Bak-Kvapil
- 12”x12” booklet
- Deluxe packaging