CORY STRAND "THE SHINING: ANCILLARIES, VOL. III" (AOW 92)
The third 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 III" is another two song record utilizing the same source material in two different ways, in this case each piece being stretched to oceanic lengths to achieve a ghostly and unsettling drift. The beauty of Carlos' melodies here becomes a frightening excursion into the shadows of the hotel and the mind entrapped within.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $22 rest of world.