CORY STRAND "THE SHINING: ANCILLARIES, VOL. I" CDr (AOW 86)
The first volume in a series of recordings utilizing Wendy Carlos' unused compositions for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. I've done a lot of work with this soundtrack in the past, and this series represents a deeper exploration of Carlos' original vision for the film score, a bizarre parade of tonal environments and shrieking ghostly ululations that for whatever reason did not fit Kubrick's vision. The music showcased on these volumes is material that would not necessarily work as albums proper-they are individual manipulations and constructions intended to highlight specific compositions as opposed to the thematic whole of an album. As such, they are glimpses of records that might have been, or perhaps are in an alternate realm.
"Volume I" consists of three tracks of deep, buzzing, pulsating ambient compositions haunted by Carlos' discord and anxiety. Like the torrents of blood pouring out of the elevator doors at the Overlook, these sounds will drown you.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $22 rest of world.