Soundtrack collectors, own this Tom Holkenborg score: Lakeshore Records is offering 100 free download codes for this week’s Free Music Fridays giveaway!
The ever versatile Composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), has made a career of producing compositions for blockbuster films such as Tomb Raider, Mortal Engines, Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road and Dead Pool. In 2016, he composed the score to Distance Between Dreams, the Red Bull Media House Films release which documented one of the most historic years in big-wave surfing.
On Sunday morning May 7th at 9am Pacific Standard Time Lakeshore Records will make available to the public a limited number of signed vinyl copies of DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS by Junkie XL aka Tom Holkenborg.
Because these records have been unpacked we are unable to determine which variant you will be shipped as copies of each variant have been signed. The price for the signed copies are $34.98, first come first serve. Available to customers world wide, buyer pays shipping costs. All sales are final, no returns, refunds or exchanges.
This is not only one of our very favorite Junkie XL records of all time, it is also one of our very favorite synth-score albums of all time. A stunning and beautiful record that has the marks of a classic in the making featuring lush analog synths and wonderful clean ambient guitar textures that pay homage to surf music. Listen at the Spotify embed below.
It’s a stirring score that draws you close into the film and the video. “Jaws” features stunning landscapes of water and mountain, beach, and waves that begin with tones of warm blues and greens before shifting through the course of the song to darker tones and more insistent roiling from the score. – Popmatters
Experience Junkie XL’s music from Distance Between Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) in this stunning new video, featuring “Jaws” — watch it now exclusively at Popmatters. Featuring footage from the big wave surfing documentary starring surf legend Ian Walsh, this music video is just a taste of what you can expect.
As far as electronic albums go you can rarely do better than this one. – Soundtrack Dreams
Soundtrack Dreams reviews Tom Holkenborg’s (aka Junkie XL) score to big wave surfing documentary, Distance Between Dreams. Film music critic Mihnea Manduteanu remarks on Junkie XL’s wide range as a composer and creating sounds that reflect the drama of an extreme sport. “This is the power of music and this is one of those times when a film score is much more than an album.” Full review at Soundtrack Dreams.
It’s pretty obvious that Distance Between Dreams composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) loves synths and he has an enviable collection of vintage, rare and reissued gear. Taking us into his second studio room, Tom puts us up close and personal with his original touring sampler tower and some of his favorite synths in mint condition.
The track, “Dark Blue Hours” from Distance Between Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is playing in the background (out now on Lakeshore Records). This decidedly darker track from the album reminds us that the sport of big wave surfing is certainly a dangerous one.