“Badland” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Limited Edition of 500 copies
Label: KMRCD 027
Film Date: 2007
Album Date: 2013
Directed by Francesco Lucente, Badland tells the story of Jerry Rice, a Marine reservist who used to fight in the first Gulf War when he was still just a young, somewhat idealistic patriot. When he is called back to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq, Jerry is reluctant to go because he is a father now, but he has no choice. Much older and embittered by life, Jerry returns home as a changed man who has been transformed by the horrors he has seen. He live in great poverty, his family is afraid of his uncontrollable outbursts of rage, but his wife Nora remains unsympathetic towards Jerry’s frequent nosebleeds and sudden night terrors. When the hardened war veteran realizes that Nora has betrayed him, his despair drives him to commit a heinous crime while taking his daughter, Celina with him…
The score for Badland was written by Ludek Drizhal, who created an exciting dramatic score with moments of great textural suspense thrown in for good measure. Each major character has his or her own memorable theme ranging from Celina’s innocent Dvorak-inspired tune to a moment of great psychological tension for the continuously disintegrating Jerry. Conducted by Bela Drahos and recorded by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, our release of Badland features a lot more music than what appears in the film, including the full version of Ludek Drizhal’s country ballad, “Nothing There”. The package is rounded out by a handsome 12-page booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and the score based on interviews with the filmmakers.