Commissioned by the Smithsonian Museum of Native Americans in Washington D.C, the hypnotic 43-minute film A Thousand Roads follows four contemporary Native Americans through a single crisis-filled day. Director Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals), after hearing composer Lisa Gerrard's atmospheric soundtrack to 2002's Whale Rider, asked the singer, along with Los Angeles-based composer Jeff Rona (Traffic, Black Hawk Down) to provide the short film's soundtrack. Fans of Gerrard will find much to love here, as the talented other half of Dead Can Dance adapts seamlessly to genre, layering her ethereal vocals over Rona's tasteful electronics, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and flutists R. Carlos Nakai and Douglas Spotted Eagle.
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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger
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