Caldera Records is proud to present the score for the motion picture “Valley of Shadows” from 2017, directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen, featuring music by Zbigniew Preisner.
The story of “Valley of Shadows” was inspired by a wide variety of sources, mostly going back to the director’s childhood: “I am interested in fables and allegories, in mythology and children’s tales, these stories that we often believe are regional but are actually extremely universal, sometime with a moral and often with joyful gravitas. One example is Draumkvedet (The Dream Poem), a Norwegian ballad from the Middle Ages. I read a lot when I was a child – traditional stories of course – but especially Swedish literature for children. As a child, I thought a lot and was hungry to learn. Reading Bruno Bettelheim was also something that I draw greatly from.” [http://caldera-records.com/]
From the first note, I knew that I was going to be impressed by composer Zbigniew Preisner and this composer is not one to disappoint. It stares darkness in the face, with moving low tones and begins to sweep with a haunting choir. Followed up in the end with a track called "WAKE UP", that brings this whole release full circle with a solo singer's beautiful voice.
Jeremy [Six Strings]