Meek's Cutoff - Music From The Motion Picture
Kelly Riechardt has directed several films, An Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, and last year saw the release of Meek's Cutoff. A slow burning, bleak film following a small group of settlers traveling across the Oregon High Desert with their guide Stephen Meek. What follows is increased paranoia and tension as they start to believe Meek does not the territory he has lead the group in to. The film was released to some fantastic reviews and Michelle Williams recently won the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Meek's Cutoff, My Week With Marilyn and Take This Waltz. This fantastic film's score was written by Jeff Grace. Grace has scored several films including Ti West's excellent retro horror 'House of the Devil' and Jim Mickles great vampire movie 'Stake Land', as well as working as an assistant to Howard Shore's score for Peter Jackson's 'The Lord Of The Rings' trilogy. Grace's soundtrack work is always interesting and defies genre. For Meek's Cutoff, Grace enhanced the films portrayal of the fear of the unknown stark land the group faces. The sounds composed by Jeff Grace are hypnotic, ambient and minimal, much like the deserted dust lands the characters in the film travel through. The soundtrack blends classical composition with drone and experimental avant garde music. Meek's Cutoff was one of my favourite soundtracks and films of 2011, and I'm honoured to present it here on 10" virgin vinyl, in a gorgeous sleeve, including a small insert of liner notes and photographs of the file. Produced in a one-time edition of 250 hand numbered copies.
250 hand numbered copies
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