CORY STRAND "GUMMO: A REINTERPRETATION" 5CDR (AOW 332)
A rework of the soundtrack to Harmony Korine's study of nihilism, boredom, terminal despair, and unending adolescent angst, Gummo. Korine's work is hit and miss for me; some of it is brilliant and some of it is self-indulgent, but it's almost always interesting. Gummo is certainly the former, a disturbing slice of a certain sort of midwestern existence, draped in malaise and wandering towards nothingness. The soundtrack, comprised mostly of black and death metal, is well-curated and suits Korine's focus perfectly. My rework here transforms the soundtrack into some eerily lovely slices of death ambient and stagnant drone, perfect for pondering life's aching emptiness.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $25 ppd. in the United States, $38 rest of world.