CORY STRAND "THE SHINING: DESCENDANCE" 2CDr (AOW 117)
All new double album of reinterpretations of Wendy Carlos's score for Kubrick's The Shining. "The Shining: Descendance" is a massive rework of one track, "Day of Wrath," divided into two distinct movements, hopefully soundtracking Jack Torrance's elliptical descent into homicidal madness. There is no gratification here via an eruption into violence; instead this set attempts to create a distinct and palpable sense of growing unease and discomfort, the encroaching dread and maniacal self-loathing that come to drive Torrance to his bloody work rendered into epochal slabs of buzzing and sickly drone. Like flies upon the flesh after the sticky sweet blood on the walls, a miasma of hallucinogenic bloodlust tempered with the cavernous appetites of a life completely unfulfilled. Again, all I can ever hope is to do the original work justice and provide worthy additions to the mythology. Go down deep into the night.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $15 ppd. in the United States, $27 rest of world.