A result of a fortuitous collaboration between German filmmaker Werner Herzog and Dutch avant-garde cellist Ernst Reijseger, REQUIEM FOR A DYING PLANET is an autonomous album created from score recordings, remixed by Reijseger and producer Stefan Winter, of the Herzog films THE WILD BLUE YONDER and THE WHITE DIAMOND. Combining Reijseger’s formidable skills in the grey regions between jazz, improvised, and chamber music, with the mesmerizing vocal talents of Senegalese singer Mola Sylla and Sardinian vocal choir Voches de Sardinna, the album covers an extraordinarily wide range of moods and textures, from vaguely liturgical atmospheres to threatening drones to delicate percussive vignettes--eliciting a mysterious aura contemplative of planet Earth’s hereafter.
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AllMusic Review by Dave Shim
|Requiem for a Dying Planet, arranged by Stephan Winter|