Performed by Documenta
Commissioned for the 100-year anniversary of the silent film masterpiece, we present the original vampire classic with a live score performed by Belfast-based musical ensemble Documenta. In F.W. Murnau’s classic chiller, the mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen. But Orlok is also the vampire Nosferatu, and when Hutter struggles to escape the castle, he knows that Ellen is in grave danger…
Documenta’s lysergic drone-pop fully espouses Sonic Boom’s mantra, “three chords good, two chords better, one chord best.” Running with the idea of minimalism equals maximalism, and imbuing it with a beatific four-guitar attack and repetition (repetition, repetition) the Joe Greene-fronted band’s second album, Drone Pop #1, is widescreen, Kosmische-leaning psychedelia at its best.
Documenta’s forthcoming double album, Drone Pop #3, is set for release in the coming months.