Debuting on Yahoo! Music is Junkie XL’s track, “The Worx” from Distance Between Dreams, the big wave surfing documentary featuring surf legend, Ian Walsh. Filmed during a record-breaking , Tom Holkenborg brings all the drama and beauty of the big wave surfing documentary in this immersive synth score experience. Watch the full music video now at Yahoo! Music. Vinyl on sale details available here.
The most historic year in big-wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surfer Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what’s considered rideable. With massive El Niño-powered swells building across the Pacific, Ian, Shaun, DK and Luke Walsh band together in a way that only brothers can to progress surfing to unimaginable heights.
Red Bull Media House Films presents DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS, available now on DVD and Digital (get it here).
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.
★★★★: This score provides an awesome stylish accompaniment to the documentary, and is able to tap into the rush of emotions that come with the territory. – Film.Music.Media
Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) recently released a new music video for “Wavey Waters,” a track from Distance Between Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). This is one of his best scores yet; check out the glowing review over at Film.Music.Media.