is an improvised In the Shadow of the Sun musical score by Throbbing Gristle for the 1981 Derek Jarman film of the same name.
Background [ edit ]
In the Shadow of the Sun is an improvised musical score for the film of the same name by Derek Jarman. Throbbing Gristle founder Genesis P-Orridge called the film "ambient video", used to "enhance or complete an environment."
Musical style [ edit ]
Simon Ford, author of the Throbbing Gristle biography
Wreckers of Civilisation: The Story of COUM Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle, opined that both the movie and its accompanying soundtrack "revelled in distortion, chance and formlessness."
Live performances [ edit ]
Throbbing Gristle played a new version of the soundtrack live during their April 2009 United States tour. 
Psychic TV performed a reinterpreted version of the soundtrack live along with a screening of the film at Cafe Oto in London during their spring 2017 European tour.
Critical reception [ edit ]
described the soundtrack as "dark and mournful". The Wire 
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks written by Throbbing Gristle (
Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Genesis P-Orridge).
"In the Shadow of the Sun Pt. 1"
"In the Shadow of the Sun Pt. 2"
Bibliography [ edit ]
Ford, Simon (1999). Wreckers of Civilization: The Story of COUM Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle. London: Black Dog.
Peake, Tony (1999). Derek Jarman: A Biography. Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press.
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