Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey, Danielle de Picciotto and Paul Wallfisch have announced details of The Ministry Of Wolves digital release of Happily Ever After.
“Happily Ever After” is a companion piece to the debut album, Music From Republik der Wölfe. Released on November 24th, 2014, the album features unreleased and unheard tracks, as well as German versions of tracks from the debut.
The debut album, featured in The Quietus’ best releases of the year so far, was originally created as a soundtrack to ‘Republik der Wölfe,’ a theatre production directed by Claudia Bauer, which premiered at the Theater Dortmund, Germany in spring 2014.
Music From Republik der Wölfe and Happily Ever After are based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm, in particular Anne Sexton’s ‘Transformations’ (1971), the Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s reworking of the Grimm’s fairy tales. In the hands of The Ministry Of Wolves, these morality tales and warnings are as dark as you remember them from childhood.
Unreleased tracks on the album are “The Wonderful Musician” and “The 12 Dancing Princesses” - unheard before this release. German versions of tracks from the debut include Der Goldene Schluessel (The Gold Key), Die Weisse Schlange (White Snake Waltz) and Der Froschkoenig (The Frog Prince).