The soundtrack for Dutch/Belgium/Italian co-production Porselein (Porcelain), a psychological drama by Jenneke Boeijink. Besides the music from the film, the album contains 12 extra outtakes. Rutger Zuydervelt (who mostly works under his pseudonym Machinefabriek) regularly works for film, though mostly for documentaries. Porcelain is his second feature film score, after the Canadian mystery drama The Cold and the Quiet. A common modus operandi for Zuydervelt is to collaborate with instrumentalists by using recordings of their improvisations and sculpt them into new pieces. This way of working was used for Porcelain as well, with the amazing Italian cellist Francesco Guerri adding his magic to this score. Another important presence on the album is (a sample from) Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, which functions as a ‘leitmotif’ throughout the film. The piece had a big influence on director Boeijink while she was writing the movie, and it blends perfectly with Zuydervelt electronics and Guerri’s cello. The understated, brooding drama enhances the tone of the movie perfectly.