“The Forbiddance” Original Motion Picture Score (also featuring music from “Earthly Eden”)
Limited Edition of 300 copies
Label: KMRCD 035
The Forbiddance and Earthly Eden are two of the most recent projects of Yuri Poteyenko who paired both works on one CD. The Forbiddance is a tragic love story set in the time of World War II when a young novice fells in love with an Italian soldier. Upon the arrival of the Russian army, they must seek refuge on a deserted island on Lake Ladoga… Earthly Eden is an adaption of Aleksandr Vampilov’s classic play Duck Hunt, transported into modern times as a young engineer named Zilov sees his life crumble around him with only the titular hunt bringing some relief to his conflicts…
The Forbiddance marks the composer’s fourth collaboration with Alexei Kozlov for whom he devised the beautiful ‘Love and Faith’ theme which is used several times throughout the film. The CD also includes unused highlights such as ‘The Truth’ which makes its debut here. Earthly Eden strikes an even darker tone with its portrayal of Zilov, one of the best-known characters of contemporary Russian theatre. Randing from the steamy erotic saxophone solo of ‘A Romantic Encounter’ to the morose loneliness of ‘Fatum’, Poteyenko perfectly captures all aspects of a disintegrating relationship. The CD comes with 12-page liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing both films and scores.