Julian Lynch
Music for How Mata Hari Lost Her Head and Found Her Body
7" / MP3
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Julian Lynch "Temple Dance" by Soft Abuse

Julian Lynch and filmmaker Amy Ruhl first collaborated on the Seed video from his debut LP, Orange You Glad, on Olde English Spelling Bee. Around this time, Ruhl was beginning work on her first film, an animated, allegorical biography of the courtesan, dancer & spy, Mata Hari. Spurred from talks about a using gamelan to score the film, Ruhl asked Lynch to contribute songs to the film & he delivered five new instrumentals. Drawing on both Indonesian music and his own bedroom pop inclinations (with a bit of 1970s Pharaoh Sanders tossed in for good measure), Lynch's songs came to anchor key scenes in the film. The 7" EP includes four of Lynch's compositions, with the fifth, Bow to Shiva, included solely on the gratis accompanying download.

Track list

01. Natalie Barney's Salon
02. Temple Dance
03. Dream of a Thousand Nights
04. Dance of the Seven Veils

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