Whale Rider

Whale Rider

by Lisa Gerrard


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Whale Rider

Though recorded at her home studio in Australia, Lisa Gerrard's sweeping score for Whale Rider is a timeless, world-class affair. Using an evocative mix of Western orchestral instruments and traditional Maori shell flutes, percussion, and keening native vocals -- as well as her own ethereal, impossibly beautiful voice -- she crafts a subtle musical setting for director Niki Caro's inspirational, award-winning story of a young girl's fight to fulfill her personal and spiritual destiny. Gerrard first achieved acclaim as the mesmerizing singer for goth heroes Dead Can Dance, but she's since gone on to a fruitful career crafting music for film -- notably collaborating with Hans Zimmer on the acclaimed Gladiator score. From the haunting aural poetry of the title theme, "Paikea Legend," to the enchanting closer, "Go Forward," Gerrard is in her musical prime on the richly pancultural Whale Rider, the first score she's done on her own. Catch this wave and you'll be floating above a mythic world of aching beauty and wonder.

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Release Date: 06/17/2003
Label: 4ad / Ada
UPC: 0652637230420
catalogNumber: 72304

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