STATIC (ORIGINAL SURF SOUNDTRACKS VOL. 1) released this Spring serves to stir up the wanderlust for those new frontiers.
Ethereal soundscapes, lo-fi guitar excursions and rising orchestral, neo-classical moments summon images of the wild, awe-inspiring surf destinations – Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, The Faroes and beyond. Aficianados of cold water cinematic adventures will already be familiar with CJ’s work. The album is a selection of 8 tracks, each originally composed for one of a number of award winning surf films scored by CJ Mirra over the past four years. “The light, the landscape, the size of the waves and colour of the water all had an influence on the sound,” says CJ on harnessing the essence of these cold water locales.
A musician and composer, CJ Mirra’s entry to the world of surf film came through acclaimed director Chris McClean after Chris heard an early track that was leaked online. This led to a unique partnership that has produced over 20 short films screened at festivals worldwide from SXSW to London, as well as the award-winning live A/V show ‘Chasing Zero’. The critically acclaimed ‘Edges Of Sanity’, with poetry by Dan Crockett narrated by Charles Dance, features on the album alongside a series of evocative and ethereal tracks taking the listener on a journey across an epic surfscape.
CJ Mirra will be on tour in late April / May. The new live band features renowned surfer/ musician LeeAnn Curren and will be accompanied by visuals from Chris McClean.
1. Destroy Us / Headache OST 2. The Lost Weekend Act I 3. The Lost Weekend Act II 4. The Lost Weekend Act III 5. Hydrogogic Rock 6. Niewlandia 7. Edges of Sanity 8. Forest Liquid Light Live 9. In Search of Silence 10. Everglade Parade