Joan of Arc have always been an unpredictable band. In their 17 year history they have consistently side-stepped convention and expectation, often leaving less-adventurous listeners scratching their heads in the wake of their insane (and perhaps brilliant) endeavors. In 2011 Joan of Arc released their most conventionally "rocking" album in years, the Albini-engineered "Life Like". On Joan of Arc Presents: Joan of Arc, Joan of Arc explore the other extreme: an epic instrumental soundtrack to the silent 1928 film "The Passion of Joan of Arc".
You read that correctly, Chicago's Joan of Arc have written and recorded a complete soundtrack for the 80 minute classic French silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc". Recorded live on opening night of the 2011 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, this is the latest unexpected turn for the band, Joan of Arc have composed a dark, flowering sonic counterpart to the film's grim subject matter (which is a rather haunting depiction of savage religious persecution).
Released on vinyl and digital only, "Joan of Arc Presents: Joan of Arc" is intended to be synced manually to the film ala Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz.
Available in three extremely limited pressings:
175 hand-numbered copies on white vinyl [sold out]
175 hand-numbered copies on black and white split color vinyl [sold out]
175 hand-numbered copies on blood red vinyl [sold out]