CORY STRAND "THE THIN RED LINE: A REINTERPRETATION" 6CDr (AOW 68)
Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line" stands as one of my very favorite films, a poignant, complex, and profoundly deep philosophical exploration of man's place in the universe balanced against the rampant destruction he so wantonly immerses himself in. The staggering beauty of the natural world is thrown against the absurdity of war and the grey-life banality of killing until something like understanding is achieved. A project of true transcendental possibility, "The Thin Red Line" is simply one of the most gorgeous, moving films ever made, a testament to vision, creativity, and humanity, a collection of images and poetry that is well beyond the good majority of modern cinema.
In working with the soundtrack I wanted to bring all the beauty, emotion, and tension to bear. This is probably my most massive set to date, but it is one of the works in my personal discography of which I am most proud. Echoes of Troum and Eno haunt these pieces, a glacial journey to some sort of wavering inner place.
Packaged in a 2 volume DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $30 ppd. in the United States, $42 rest of world.