Gesaffelstein’s countdown ends with the release of ‘Maryland’ soundtrack
Two months ago, Gesaffelstein sent chills through the techno world when he placed a cryptic countdown on his website. Gesaffelstein’s announcement coincided with the pinnacle of his popularity hitherto, and marked his first time breaking silence after retiring his Aleph live performance. Because of his minimal, but meticulously machinated marketing, speculations abounded in regards to how the countdown would culminate, with the most popular candidate being the release of his sophomore LP.
Today, his countdown reached fruition and was replaced with an ominously concise message:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The popular concensus that Gesaffelstein’s countdown would conclude with a new album was correct – in a sense. Gesaffelstein’s first endeavor following his “retirement” was his scoring of director Alice Winocour’s film Maryland (alternatively titled Disorder), an upcoming film starring Diane Kruger and Mattias Schoenaerts which premiered at Cannes. Today, Gesaffelstein has announced the release of his soundtrack to the film. Ever averse to convention, Gesaffelstein’s Maryland soundtrack is available exclusively in vinyl format. He silently posted the details of the release in a photo on his Facebook. The vinyl release includes 10 unreleased original songs and three previously released tracks – Aleph, Wall of Memories, and Conspiracy Origins – spread across two vinyl pressings, as well as a printing of his original score on X-ray paper. The soundtrack will be available on September 24th in a limited release of 1,000 copies, but it is available for preorder today (exclusively via The Vinyl Factory). Maryland the film will be released in French theaters September 30th.
Preorder Maryland here.