Nathan Klein’s unnerving score for ‘Butterfly Kisses’ is out now on Air-Edel Records.The album release coincided with the world premiere of the film in the generation strand of the 67th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival in which it won the Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film.
‘Butterfly Kisses’, follows a day in the life of Jake and his two best friends through a world distorted by sex and porn. The film, directed by Rafael Kapelinski, has been called “A haunting psychological journey” by Rosie Alison, producer of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’. “Original, bold…and deeply disturbing” by Richard Kwietniowski, (BAFTA-winning director) and “Unforgettable” by well- known actor, writer, presenter and activist Stephen Fry.
“Composing the score for ‘Butterfly Kisses’ was a brilliant experience because Rafael and the film’s producers were very interested in developing something sonically unique and narratively important. This kind of encouragement for a composer is invaluable, enabling you to push creative boundaries. The choice to blend church organ and electronics was pivotal. It has a dramatic effect on the aesthetic of the film and viewer’s relationship with the central character Jake. I also had amazing support from Tom Bullen, the score’s recording and mix engineer, as well as organist Ed Whitehead.” – Nathan Klein