CORY STRAND "THE SHINING: ANCILLARIES, VOL. VI" CDr (AOW 102)
The sixth 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 VI" works off of three different Carlos compositions, each taken to an ambient extreme. The record achieves a distinctly unsettling and dissonant vibe throughout its exhaustive runtime, illustrating an epoch of menace and psychological decay.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $22 rest of world.