This Stolen Country of Mine (Vinyl 2LP)

Vinyl 2LP


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There's not a day goes by where we don't sneak a little ambient moment or two into our shop playlist, and German electronic artist and soundtrack maestro Alva Noto is always on high rotate. These nineteen new songs make up the soundtrack to last year's documentary film This Stolen Country Of Mine, which captures the struggles of a remote Ecuadorian village to retain the rights to its resources and land in the face of global capitalist takeover. As ever, Alva Noto's work is restrained, but never dull, making space for conjured images and emotion to bubble up for the listener. Beautiful stuff, as always, as always. - Flying Out


Alva Noto’s award winning score for the 2022 German documentary film This Stolen Country of Mine directed by German filmmaker Marc Wiese features nineteen compositions to be released on Noton.

The documentary film explores the question of a state's sovereignty in the face of foreign powers. The film portrays Ecuadorian resistance fighters and journalists who oppose the sell-off of an extensive part of the country's resources to Chinese investors.

Alva Noto's music subtly accompanies the struggle of a mountain village, immersing us into the film’s narrative and pathos. Across nineteen compositions, the music exposes and holds back when the images and statements of the protagonists speak for themselves, reflecting the dark shadows and the glares of hope of communal resistance.

Ritual Reprise is the closing composition of Alva Noto's award-winning score for the 2022 German documentary film This Stolen Country of Mine. The piece merges minimal digital textures with emotional resonances, taking the listener to a sonic path filled with a serene tenor. The tone is set on the slow- burn haze of gloaming ambient-electronica scapes, compounding under a unified cinematic soundscape of warm digital ambiances and liquified electronics. 


1. Ritual
2. Confrontation 1
3. Village 1
4. Confidential Information 1
5. Confidential Information 2
6. Confrontation 2
7. Death Laguna
8. Information Policia
9. Sarayaku Hidding
10. Information
11. Demonstration
12. Info Resistance
13. Sicario
14. Village 2
15. Storming Camp
16. Legal Process
17. Trail
18. Swat
19. Ritual Reprise