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Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind
The Shining: Selections from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Death Waltz Recording Company
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August 27, 2021

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For all the heaped-on praise Stanley Kubrick gets for his 1980 horror classic The Shining, it’s worth remembering that part of its stature comes from the masterful ear of Wendy Carlos, creator of pioneering electronic-classical arrangements of Bach and Beethoven. Alongside Rachel Elkind, Carlos’ ground-breaking arrangements inform the allure of her work on Kubrick’s film; the main theme is synthesised menace itself, lingering on the low end like a cretin in the dark. Meanwhile, this disc’s B-side ‘Rocky Mountains’ similarly draws the fine line between electronic and organic, mulling on a discordant, malignant drone.

Track List

Side A: Main Title (The Shining) (3:24)
Side B: Rocky Mountains (2:53)

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