Lakeshore Records will release the DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS – Original Soundtrack digitally on December 2 and on vinyl in early 2017. The album features the original music by Junkie XL (DEADPOOL, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD). DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS, the second feature in Red Bull Media House’s THE UNRIDEABLES franchise starring surfer Ian Walsh goes on sale across platforms December 2. For all fans of Junkie XL’s works from the 90s and early 2000s, the soundtrack is a refreshing throwback to his electronic roots, well reflected in the Official Trailer below:
About Junkie XL’s soundtrack for Distance Between Dreams
Distance Between Dreams captures the energy of one of the most historic surf seasons on record through Walsh’s eyes, pairing vivid cinematography, with an immersive custom score by Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL. The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer uses a mix of modern aesthetic, and analog synthesizers to capture the essence of riding big waves with elegance and drama.
“Trying to tell Ian’s story was a tremendous learning experience for me,” said Holkenborg. “Surfing is a dangerous, solitary, and very noble pursuit, and I think the majority of people are unaware of just how athletic guys like Ian are. The work he has to put in and out of the water is tremendous. The ocean is a magical place, but it’s also dangerous. Capturing Ian’s spirit and the dichotomy of his environment is what is at the heart of this score.”
Early in the process Holkenborg was inspired by Walsh’s dedication, the sacrifices that he has made, and his unwavering commitment in and out of the water. A ‘full contact composer’ who composes and produces using analog equipment, Holkenborg immediately connected with Walsh’s physical drive to survive and thrive paddling into massive, 40+ foot waves. He wanted to give viewers the experience of being in the ocean with the select handful of surfers that ride the biggest waves in the world. In tandem with the film’s state-of-the art cinematography, the score, using a mix of modern aesthetic and analog synthesizers captures the drama and elegance of the big wave amphitheater.
Holkenborg’s other recent projects include Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Kill Your Friends, and Batman v Superman with Hans Zimmer. Forthcoming projects include Justice League and Dark Tower.
Check out the latest trailer for #DistanceBetweenDreams – the new documentary I scored. This film follows big wave icon @ian.walsh tackling the biggest waves in the world during last year's El Niño. Trying to tell Ian's story was a tremendous learning experience for me. Surfing is dangerous, solitary and yet very noble. The ocean is a magical, but dangerous place… capturing the spirit of both Ian and his environment is at the heart of this score. #FilmScoring
Red Bull Media House presents DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS available through digital platforms on December 2. Lakeshore Records will release the DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS – Original Soundtrack digitally on December 2 and on vinyl in early 2017.
About composer Junkie XL
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy nominated and multi platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well as in the vanguard of exciting new film composers. His illustrious career started in the 1993 when he started industrial rock band Nerv and was also producing hardcore and metal bands like Sepultura and Fear Factory. Drawn by electronic breakbeats he started Junkie XL in 1997 debuting with the album Saturday Teenage Kick. Holkenborg went on to produce 5 more albums under the moniker while playing headline shows all over the world. In 2002 the producer remixer scored a number 1 hit in 24 countries with his rework of “A Little Less Conversation”. Following the success Holkenborg collaborated with celebrated artists like Dave Gahan, Robert Smith, Chuck D, and remixed artists such as Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and many more. In addition Holkenborg created the music for video games like Need For Speed, The Sims, and SSX and commercials for global campaigns like Nike, Heineken, Adidas, Cadillac and VISA.
In 2013, Holkenborg created the music for the Relativity Media film, Paranoia. Shortly after, he was brought in by Zack Snyder, producer of 300: Rise of an Empire. The momentum continued as Lionsgate, recognizing his talent, hired him for their new young adult film Divergent, based on Veronica’s Roth’s successful trilogy. Both movies gave Tom the honor of having worked on two worldwide box office Number 1’s in the span of two weeks of their release.
Following the successful completion of 300 and Divergent, Oscar winning director George Miller and his team hired Tom for the brand new installment of the Mad Max franchise. Tom was also called in to score the small UK independent film Kill Your Friends and the Liam Neeson action thriller Run All Night. While working on these two films, his long friend and mentor Hans Zimmer asked him to take care of the Batman music parts in Batman vs Superman: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Holkenborg’s other recent projects include the box office smash Deadpool and the critically acclaimed film Black Mass. Forthcoming projects include Justice League and Dark Tower.
About Red Bull Media House
A global media company, Red Bull Media House produces, publishes, distributes and licenses high-quality sport, entertainment and educational programming from the areas of Sport & Lifestyle, Nature & Science and Tradition & Inspiration. Its product portfolio includes sport and lifestyle programming, documentaries, feature films, music, games and mobile apps, as well as print and online magazines, that fascinate and inspire audiences all over the world – through all media channels and on all types of devices. www.redbullmediahouse.com
About Freeride Entertainment
Freeride Entertainment is an award-winning production company that specializes in high-tech production in the world’s most extreme conditions and challenging environments. Freeride’s creative team blends rich storytelling with cutting-edge camera and filmmaking technologies to produce fresh, captivating feature films, sport-culture documentaries, brand marketing campaigns, live sporting events, and reality television across all media platforms. www.freeride-entertainment.com