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First Ever Video Release from the Chain Tape Collective
The Chain Tape Collective announces the downloadable pre-release
Caligari: An Exquiste Corpse.
The project includes some stunning music from 11 different
members, comprising two complete and brand new soundtracks for the
German Expressionist classic 'The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari'.
The film was scored using an Exquisite Corpse process. Each of
11 contributors scored an act of the film in isolation from all of the
others, with only the visual continuity of the film serving as a unifying
Musical styles range from early 20th-century chamber music to
electronica to out-jazz to lo-fi to noise.
Visually, the film has been restored to the six act structure of
the original scenario, tinted, and new inter-titles after the style of the
German originals have been added.
The DVD is in the final stages of mastering, and will be available
in limited quantities from project participants only, for those who like
some artifact with their art.
Anticipated DVD release date is September 1.
A downloadable DVD-quality version is available now from
This version contains both soundtracks in a single file, and requires
either QuickTime Pro or VLC.
Here's the link:
Windows media player users can download compatible versions
Choose the Cinepak option from the download section for best
Windows Media Player compatibility. There are two downloads, one
for each soundtrack.
Mac users with standard QuickTime or iTunes players have
Choose the QuickTime option from the download section for best
compatibility. There are two downloads, one for each soundtrack.
Don't bother with any of the archive.org streaming options --
they don't work very well! Right-click or option-click the links and
save to your local hard drive before viewing.
And, as always, any reviews submitted to archive.org will be