Bethany's Cradle

by Klaus Morlock

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In 1974, the release of Jorge Grau’s The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue demonstrated that European horror filmed in England could result in oddly compelling results. Five years later, Italian director Angelo Ascerbi decided to shoot his “rural masterpiece” Bethany’s Cradle in the Lake District, utilizing Antonio Baresi’s script and mainly English actors. Financed by Lupus Pictures, Bethany’s Cradle tells the story of a young woman, Bethany, an apparent virgin who nevertheless becomes pregnant, and her involvement with a strange cult who carry out their rituals near the lapping banks of Lake Windermere. Klaus Morlock, at that time resident in his native Germany, was commissioned to write the score. Working from the first draft of Baresi’s screenplay, Morlock recorded the majority of the score in his home studio, a converted barn on the outskirts of Cologne. As far as we know, he made use of his own Mellotron, Solina String Machine, upright piano, and ARP Odyssey, as well as a Yamaha CS80 borrowed from Ken “Prof” Freeman. The precise nature of the effects units used by Morlock are unknown, although he did record to two four-track Studer machines, inexpertly hooked together by... more
released November 25, 2016

All titles written by Klaus Morlock.

Klaus Morlock: Mellotron, ARP Odyssey, Piano, Yamaha CS80
Holger Binz: Bass
Simon Magus: Bass guitar on "The Farewell Letter"



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