by Andrew Liles & Steven Stapleton



In 2007 Andrew Liles and Steven Stapleton were commissioned to compose and perform a live soundtrack for the Murnau film "Der Brennende Acker”. The performance took place at the prestigious Cité de la Musique, Paris, France on 20th May 2008. Here is a recording of that live event available for the first time in its unabridged form of 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Some original backing parts and themes of this recording were heavily restructured and formed the building blocks to what would later become the Nurse With Wound album ‘The Surveillance Lounge’.

"Der Brennende Acker” is considered to be a Murnau masterpiece. The film is dark and moody with very little romance, concentrating on the dark side of life, which is reflected in the greed, and ambition of a prodigal son who arrives home too late to say goodbye to his dying father.

The film was considered lost for a very long time, but in 1978 an almost complete print was found in the estate of an Italian priest who had organised screenings in mental hospitals.


released May 20, 2008

ANDREW LILES: Grand Piano, Digital Data Manipulation, Keyboards.
STEVEN STAPLETON: Prepared Guitar, Sound FX, Electronics.

All compostions written and performed by Andrew Liles and Steven Stapleton. P+C Liles/Stapleton.


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Andrew Liles is a prolific solo artist, producer, remixer & sometime member of Nurse With Wound and Current 93. He has been recording since the mid 80's & has appeared on well over 200 releases.

This site is primarily dedicated to ensuring rare & out of print recordings can still be heard, previews of new releases, live shows & exclusive material that is tailored toward this digital format.
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