This Saturday, a posse of FADERonis tried to enjoy the Siren Festival on Coney Island, only to be scorched crispy like so much bacon before the third band even got popping. After downing 15 thirty-two-dollar churros and pretending we like Coors Light, we decided to hoof it back to North Brooklyn, where civilization affords us such priceless amenities as "air conditioning" and "Pinkberry" and "microbrews" (just kidding we hate microbrews). Back in Fort Greene, we decided to see Werner Herzog's latest documentary, Encounters at the End of the World, because it is about Antarctica and perhaps we'd stop sweating from our upper lip by osmosis. And lo! We forgot Werner Herzog is such a funny, dry dude. The film was amazing, the score even better. Imagine crystalline images of frozen ocean and the gelatinous lava-lampitude of giant jellyfish, accompanied by Indonesian scales, Gregorian chants, and the odd Martian sounds that sea lions make in the water (imagine late '90s Underworld interpreted by Metro Area, only it is the REAL-LIFE VOICE OF A SUBARCTIC PINNIPED). Henry Kaiser and David Lindley are the composers responsible for these airy spirituals; they also did work for Herzog's bear-meets-man tragicomedy Grizzly Man. It's some of the best cinematic music synergy we've experienced since Grease 2. We are dying for the soundtrack, which apparently exists, only not on the internet. If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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