The original motion picture soundtrack for a true crime documentary about the Lawson Family Murders on Christmas Day in 1929 from pianist and sonic experimenter Judson Hurd, presenting six tracks that accompany the movie through dark and mysterious passages of keys, synth and percussive tones; the profits of each copy sold will benefit victims of Hurricane Florence.
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Label: Bad Architect Records
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"Judson Hurd grew up in the beautiful country of Paraguay, at an early age he was deeply influenced and mesmerized by this simple way of living. At the age four he stumbled across his mother's childhood piano. His first 'teacher' was an old instrumental piano cassette a missionary couple left after leaving the country. The expressive, folk, piano vibrations of Philip Aaberg (Judson's childhood idol) and the simple, romantic Latin culture had a creative impact on his music.
After years of being self taught and improvising smooth, cool grooves over Bach inventions his family moved to Ciudad Del Este where he began his formal studies at the Franz Schubert Conservatory. At the age of 12 Judson Hurd rose to be one of the prominent youth pianists of Paraguay. He went on to study music theory and composition at Young Harris College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music .
Judson now resides in Wilmington, North Carolina where he is still moving audiences through his music. His music has reached over 2,000,000 views on YouTube. He writes music for radio, TV, including companies Android, Jaguar, Land Rover, the Oprah Show, PBS, recorded countless session work, and has opened for Gavin Degraw, Five For Fighting, Building 429, and many others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in October 2015."-Judson Hurd Website (http://www.judsonhurd.com/bio)
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1. Trouble Will Cause 4:28
2. O Come O Come Emmanuel 3:12
3. About The Family 2:32
4. Change Of Mood 2:45
5. The Psychologist 4:23
6. Winter Of 1929 3:26
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"Judson Hurd's Trouble Will Cause is the original motion picture soundtrack for a true crime documentary about the Lawson Family Murders on Christmas Day in 1929. At 35 minutes, the film is considered a "short," and the six-track soundtrack album runs about twenty-one minutes. The tragic event took place in Germanton, North Carolina where Charlie Lawson shot his wife and six of their children before taking his own life a few hours later.Judson Hurd is also a North Carolina resident and is donating the royalties from this recording to victims of Hurricane Florence that did so much damage to the Carolinas in September 2018.Considering the subject matter of the film, the music is dark, poignant and somewhat mysterious. I have reviewed several of Hurd's previous recordings, which are primarily piano, but this one is more orchestrated with piano featured on some of the tracks. Five of the six pieces are original and the sixth is an intense and haunting arrangement of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."Trouble Will Cause begins with the title track, a sometimes mournful theme for piano, cello and violin with keyboard effects. It's a compelling piece that draws you in and piques your interest. "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" is played simply on piano with an intense string tremolo effect behind it. A very dark song to begin with, this arrangement makes it obvious that something terrible has happened and yet is almost painfully beautiful."About the Family" is more ambient and very mysterious. I can imagine portraits of the family members being shown and their stories being told as this piece plays in the background. "Change of Mood" is very eery and unsettling with keyboard, piano, a bell/xylophone-like tone, and strings. Also very dark, ambient and intense, it really sets a tone. "The Psychologist" is mostly a bass drone with a simple piano pattern running through it, but the atmosphere it creates is very heavy and chilling - and also very effective. "Winter of 1929" closes the album with a theme for cello, piano, the bell/xylophone sound and keyboard effects. Both tragic and very grim, it is still hauntingly beautiful."-Kathy Parsons, mainlypiano.com
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