Alan Splet was considered by many to have been the world's greatest motion
picture sound designer. His evocative use of ambient sounds helped
revolutionize the way we hear movies. Since he passed away in 1994, many have
asked his widow and long time collaborator, Ann Kroeber, to publish work from
the couple's vast collection.
Ann, and her new company, Sound Mountain, chose The Hollywood Edge to help pay tribute to Alan's legacy and introduce her own innovative recordings. Sounds of a Different Realm includes two CDs of "Unusual Presences" which pay homage to Alan and the couple's long time collaboration with director David Lynch, and one disc of all new recordings titled "Common Sounds Heard in Uncommon Ways" recorded exclusively for this Hollywood Edge.