Backward Priests (Eyes wide shut)

Nice fact. Some of you probably remember the film “Eyes Wide Shut” (with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman). And you might also remember the bizarre music when the masked ball was opened.

Now here are the facts. The song is an old Romanian Greek-Orthodox song that was remastered by Jocelyn Pook on the album “Deluge” in 1997. The original name of the song was “Backwards Priests”.

Quite astonishing is that the text of this song was recorded and played backwards in the film. The original version was in Romanian. That gives this song a creepy and epic dimension.