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Boomkat Product Review:
**Limited to 500 copies** 'Once' is a beautiful, haunting, synth score originally created and issued as a private pressing circa 1974. It's the work of Tel Aviv-born composer, Aminadav Aloni, who settled in the USA, 1945 and would go on to compose for Disney before penning this exceptional suite for Morton Heilig's obscure, independent production, 'Once'. Reflecting the film's allegorical themes of 'Creation' and Destruction', Aloni's score employs wheezing, spacious analogue synths and field recordings to conjure a sombre, melancholic air, at times reminding of Eduard Artemiev's scores for Tarkovsky's 'Stalker' or 'Mirror', but also with an innate trace of Jewish liturgical music that may be imperceptible to most, yet lends the whole piece a solemn timelessness. Sadly, the original film prints don't exist any more. However, the poignant music lives on make us wonder what on earth that film must have been like if the music is so affective.