Soundtracks/Library

Hareton Salvanini “Xavana, Uma Ilha Do Amor” (Mad About)

2020-03-20T19:37:31+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Mad About Records present the first worldwide reissue of Hareton Salvanini’s soundtrack for Xavana, Uma Ilha Do Amo, originally released in 1981. Rare Brazilian album of the obscure film Xavana, Uma Ilha do Amor mixes elements of jazz, bossa nova, and psych. Hareton Salvanini creates a record full of groovy guitars, refined strings, and delicate orchestral sounds. Polish film maker Zygmunt Sulistrowski pioneered the format of shooting low-budget soft porn on exotic locations. In this case, Brazilian arranger and writer Hareton Salvanini was commissioned to deliver this soundtrack. No wonder many consider him a lesser-known Arthur Verocai. Salvanini creates a record full of groovy guitars and percussions that could rival with the best of KPM or Chappell library LPs. Deluxe reissue in thick carton cover; obi.

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Victor Cavini ‎”Japan” (Be With)

2020-03-13T20:33:44+00:00March 5th, 2020|

Be With Records present a reissue of Victor Cavini’s Japan, originally released in 1983. The first Be With foray into the archives of revered German library institution Selected Sound is one of Be With’s favorites on the label. Rare and sought-after for many years now, this is one of those cult library LPs that never turn up. With Daibutsu the giant Buddha of Kamakura’s presence gracing the hefty front cover, this is a record bursting with dope samples for adventurous producers: it’s koto-funk madness! Victor Cavini was the library music pseudonym of prolific German composer and musician Gerhard Trede. He was known for exploring instruments and styles from around the world (he played over 50 different instruments himself) and Japan is his collection of 14 musical sketches painted with traditional Japanese wind and string instruments. These are the sounds of traditional Japanese folk music re-interpreted through Western ears, with the occasional contemporary twist. Contemporary for 1983, of course. These “Pictures Of Japan” are hypnotic, sometimes frantic, but always beautiful. The first twelve tracks offer airy explorations of koto and flute, with other strings and percussion being added and then given their own space. Indeed “Pictures Of Japan XII” is just drums. And then “Pictures Of Japan XIII” seems to come out of nowhere. But the subtle sleaze of its full band sound still doesn’t quite prepare you for the towering climax of “Pictures Of Japan XIV”. This is Japan’s undoubted standout piece, completely and wonderfully at odds with the rest of the album. It’s the reason this has become such a must-have record. It keeps the traditional Japanese instruments but combines them with shuffling funk breaks, electric bass high in the mix and a Godzilla-sized psychedelic fuzz guitar sound that might actually be a traditional reed flute pushed to its limits. Recalling both Rino de Filippi’s 1973 album Oriente Oggi (CNLP 042LP) and Giancarlo Barigozzi’s Oriente also from 1973, the track’s a real head-nod groove for b-boys and b-girls alike that sounds straight out of a late-70s Yakuza film. Indeed, if you were told The RZA or Onra had cooked this up in the lab this century, you’d be convinced. It’s crazy that this dates from 1983. Audio remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. Richard Robinson has handled the careful restoration of the original Selected Sound sleeve.

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Ennio Morricone “Themes: Western” (Music On Vinyl)

2020-03-13T20:33:46+00:00March 5th, 2020|

Music On Vinyl presents Ennio Morricone Themes, a wonderful and unique collection of the greatest music ‘The Maestro’ composed for movies over the past 70 years, divided into different Themes. Each Theme centers on a different movie genre, together they allow the listener to rediscover the unmatched genius of the greatest movie composer of all time. Western is the first in a series of five double vinyl releases that bring together some of Ennio Morricone’s greatest soundtrack music. It contains a selection of defining Morricone songs, featured in legendary (Spaghetti-) Western movies like “Once Upon A Time In The West”, “A Fistful of Dollars”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “A Pistol for Ringo”, “The Return of Ringo” and many more, selected on 2 LPs. Available February 28th as a limited edition of 3,000 individually numbered copies on gun-smoke colored (transparent with black marbled) vinyl. The package includes a 4-page insert with liner notes written by Claudio Fuiano.

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Broken Lamps “Metropolis” (Electric Nerve Music)

2020-03-13T20:33:46+00:00March 5th, 2020|

Introducing Eric Bowr’s third installment to the Broken Lamps music catalog. Like its predecessor Kaleidoscope, Metropolis continues its journey through 70s production music by experimenting with sounds reminiscent to British music libraries like KPM, Chappell and De Wolfe. While maintaining a feel for retro urban counterculture, the album weaves its way through various film genres like Crime Drama, Eurospy,Exploitation and more! By combining bass driven rhythms and funk horns with organ fueled 60s surf tones, Metropolis transports you to the “odd corners” of a vintage film set with an atmosphere soaked in nostalgia. Consider this record to be the soundtrack to your next need-to-know-only mission or late night rendezvous. Brought to you on 180 gram vinyl by Electric Nerve Music in association with Two Headed Dog.

Original Soundtrack “La Comtesse Noire / Des Frissons Sur La Peau” (Omega Productions)

2020-03-13T20:33:47+00:00March 5th, 2020|

Two obscure soundtracks for equally obscure films directed by Euro-sex maestro Jess Franco – laid out here back to back on a single set! La Comtesse Noire has music that moves slowly, but with a nicely slinky vibe – and a fair bit of wordless female vocals that are maybe in an Edda Dell’Orso style, but also have some warmer currents too – almost jazzy at times, echoed by some jazzy paino work on one track – which makes a very surprising sound for a movie like this! Titles include “La Mort A La Bouche”, “Eromantic Jazz”, “Eromantic Lounge”, “Eromantic Piano”, “Vox Intima”, and “La Comtesse Noire”. Des Frissons Sur La Peau follows with more great wordless vocals – but also maybe has more piano lines in the lead, too – echoing a very nice main melody that’s both sad-tinged and sexy – a nicely creepy blend! Titles include the funky “Viree Nocturne”, plus a few variations on the “Des Frissons” theme – and some bonus material from the sessions.

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JM Pagan “Kiu I Els Seus Amics” (Finders Keepers)

2020-03-13T20:34:12+00:00February 20th, 2020|

From the cosmic creative musical mind of Swiss/Catalan studio whizz, Zeleste Nightclub engineer, Video Nasty film composer, occasional Jaume Sisa (Música Dispersa) collaborator and future electronic music therapy pioneer comes the synth-ridden vocoder-loaded 1984 sci-funk soundtrack to Barcelona’s daytime TV response to the universal E.T. phenomena. Get ready to meet your new alienígena amic and the unidentified flying object of thousands of Catalonian kids affections through the 1980s as Finders Keepers present J. M. Pagan’s lost lunar modular synth score to Kiu I Els Seus Amics (Kiu And Friends aka Kiu Is Your Friend).

Tom Raybould “The Machine” (WRWTFWW)

2020-03-13T20:34:14+00:00February 20th, 2020|

WRWTFWW Records announce the first ever vinyl release of Tom Raybould’s award-winning movie soundtrack for excellent AI-themed sci-fi thriller The Machine (2013). Undoubtedly one of the greatest (and most overlooked) movie scores of the 2010s, The Machine finds its influences in the works of John Carpenter, Vangelis, Brad Fiedel, and Tangerine Dream, but presents its own unique twist, one that cleverly evokes the thin line between man and machine that haunts the whole film. Cold and tenacious rhythms suggest mechanical killer instincts, brooding synths crystallize the fear of an AI-controlled future, but the warm and gentle sounds of guitar and piano ease the tension and bring hope of humanity. From its menacing introduction to its tender ending, Tom Raybould’s masterwork ingenuously blends ambient, electronic, neoclassical, and synth wave to recontextualize and upgrade the classic ’80s sci-fi movie score template, holding its own against mammoth soundtracks like Blade Runner (1982) or The Terminator (1984). Truly. Cold with a touch of humanity like the perfect machine, Tom Raybould’s movie score won the BAFTA Cymru award for Best Original Music in 2013. LP housed in a glow-in-the-dark sleeve. “Tom Raybould’s Music For The Machine Is Amazing” –Bloody Disgusting

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Tangerine Dream “Sorcerer” (Waxwork)

2020-03-13T20:34:15+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Waxwork Records is proud to present SORCERER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, Cruising) and starring Roy Scheider, Sorcerer is a 1977 intense, existential thriller that follows four outcasts from varied backgrounds that meet in a South American village. They are then assigned to transport cargos of aged, poorly kept dynamite that is so unstable that it is sweating its dangerous basic ingredient, nitroglycerin. The mounting expense to make the film required the involvement of two major studios, and production was troubled with its various filming locations in multiple countries, often times within dangerous rainforests and raging rivers. Sorcerer was a commercial failure and this has long been attributed to the George Lucas’s Star Wars which was released one month earlier, instantly becoming a pop-culture phenomenon and forever changing how Hollywood movies were made. Sorcerer has enjoyed a critical re-evaluation and is now widely considered to be a cinematic masterpiece.

The film’s music by German Krautrock and electronic group Tangerine Dream features the band’s first film score. Before the explosion of electronic and synthesizer based film scoring prevalent in the 1980’s in movies such as Blade Runner and The Terminator, and before the explosive modern day interest and revival of successful synth-scored TV series’ and movies such as Stranger Things and Drive, the music to Sorcerer by Tangerine Dream is a wildly influential blueprint and example of how movie scoring could be approached. Director William Friedkin instinctively sensed this during a chance encounter while witnessing a secret Tangerine Dream concert deep within the German Black Forest in an abandoned Church in the mid 1970’s.

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Geinoh Yamashirogumi “Akira” (Milan)

2020-03-13T20:34:15+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Set in the year 2019 in Neo-Tokyo, the world is still recovering from the ravages of World War III. One night, teen delinquent Kaneda has his biker gang hurtle through the busy city. Kaneda’s friend, Tetsuo, is seriously injured during an accident and is taken to an army hospital. There the military notice Tetsuo’s potential psychic power, so they transfer Tetsuo to a secret government laboratory to awakening his latent abilities. When Kaneda gets involved in an antigovernment guerrilla movement, he encounters Kei, a member of the revolutionaries, and learns that the goal of the fighters is to infiltrate a secret laboratory – the very one where Tetuso is being held. The experiments to awaken Tetsuo’s powers are a terrifying success as he begins to wield psychic energy he cannot control – reminiscent of the emergence of the legendary esper boy “Akira”, which triggered World War III. The stage set, a fierce battle begins between Kaneda, Kei, the army and Tetsuo with the destiny of Earth at stake.

The symphonic music to AKIRA was composed by Dr. Shoji Yamashiro, head of the beloved Japanese musical collective Geinoh Yamashirogumi, and performed by the group. Rerecorded and remastered using the most advanced audio techniques available, this release of the unforgettable score of AKIRA is peerless in quality and audio fidelity.

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Original Soundtrack “Don’t Go In The House” (Waxwork)

2020-03-13T20:34:16+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the debut release of DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Available for the very first time in any format, the complete soundtrack by composer Richard Einhorn (Shock Waves, The Prowler) come to vinyl as a deluxe double LP package. DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE is a 1979 American slasher / psychological horror movie that follows the character Donald Kohler who was abused by his mother starting from an early age. Donald become obsessed with fire, and after his mother’s death, he begins a killing spree by abducting women, taking them home, and burning them alive. The film is a chilling and gruesome grindhouse favorite that was regularly screened on the infamous early 1980’s 42nd Street movie theater strip in NYC.

The soundtrack by Richard Einhorn features the composer’s known minimal electronic scoring style which implements early, analog synthesizers fused with dissonant, haunting sound design. Waxwork’s debut soundtrack release to DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE features the complete film music composed by Richard Einhorn, and also includes additional and unused music scored for the film by Einhorn that has is previously unreleased. All sourced from the original 1979 master tapes.

Album features include 2xLP 180 gram “Steel and Smoke” colored vinyl, new art by Marc Schoenbach, deluxe packaging, old style gatefold jackets with satin coating, and re-mastered audio from the original analog master tapes.

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Original Soundtrack “Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives” (Waxwork)

2020-03-13T20:34:16+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Waxwork Records is proud to present FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Harry Manfredini! Available for the very first time on vinyl, and sourced from the original 1986 master tapes, Waxwork is thrilled to release the long awaited soundtrack to the fan favorite installment of the Friday The 13th Franchise. The film follows Jason Voorhees who, after accidentally being ressurrected, stalks yet another group of camp counselors. This version of Jason, a now undead and more supernatural version of the character, would become the standard depiction of the masked slasher for the rest of the series.

The score by Friday The 13th veteran composer, Harry Manfredini, features his biggest and most bombastic score to date in the series. Working with a full orchestra and with the budget to include updated sound design and electronic work, Manfredini takes the franchises music to new heights before his hiatus from the series, returning years later to score Parts 9 (Jason Goes To Hell) and 10 (Jason X).
Pressed to 180 gram Electric Purple vinyl, and with all new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, the score to JASON LIVES is housed in deluxe packaging and is ready to terrorize your turntable!

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Original Soundtrack “Demon City Shinjuku” (Tiger Lab)

2020-03-13T20:34:16+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Tiger Lab Vinyl is proud to present the full score to the classic 80s anime, DEMON CITY SHINJUKU by Motokazu Shinoda. This is the first time the score is available in any format.

DEMON CITY SHINJUKU was a staple for anime newbies during the Japanamiation era. This OVA aired weekly during the Sci-Fi channel’s Saturday Anime feature in the 90s, and became a classic gateway film for anime and horror fans alike.

Until now, the score has been stored—unreleased—in the Japan Home Video archives. Tiger Lab Vinyl worked with Japan Home Video to bring Mr. Shinoda’s beautiful synth score to the public. Remastered for vinyl, this is the first time the score, along with all its cues in entirety, can be heard.

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Original Soundtrack “Knives Out” (Mondo)

2020-03-13T20:34:35+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Mondo and Cut Narrative are proud to present the original score to Rian Johnson’s 2019 whodunit KNIVES OUT.

Nathan Johnson is Rian’s long time collaborator (BRICK, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, LOOPER) and a master of genre – able to deftly pivot from the chaotic noise of the future LOOPER to the classic orchestral strings and stings needed to underscore this New England murder-mystery.

This vinyl release features three bonus tracks not available anywhere else. This 2X 180 Gram vinyl set is housed in a beautiful package designed by Jay Shaw, featuring a die-cut window and containing one of nine randomly inserted “Suspect” cards.

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HTRK “Over The Rainbow” (Boomkat Editions)

2020-03-13T20:35:13+00:00February 7th, 2020|

The mighty HTRK follow-up their recent Venus in Leo album with Over The Rainbow, their debut soundtrack for Jeremy Piexoto’s 2019 Scientology documentary. A rare and unexpected all-instrumental showreel by the shoegaze pop duo, their suite of original music is testament to a haunting soul that’s long lurked under the hood of their singular, hugely evocative sound. Effectively a sort of dream come true for HTRK’s legion disciples, the soundtrack strips away their signature vocals and drum machines in a commission to fit the mood of Piexoto’s feature — a film that seeks to better understand Scientology through a range of perspectives, from psychologists to former members. HTRK use their considerable knack for conjuring haunting, heavy-lidded feels and ohrwurm hooks to map the mood, deploying a trademark, incisive sense of detachment that colors the film’s intersection of real beliefs and ideas of Scientology as a sect. In the absence of Jonnine Standish’s vocals and Nigel Yang’s 808 boom, HTRK’s musick is pared to its essence of synths, guitars and electronics and painted in hazy, illusive strokes from a palette of smudged pastels mutual to both South California and the band’s native Australia. The result is a 13 part mosaic tiling hazy blue cues with aqueous ambient pads and baroque themes, playing out like the atmospheric strokes to LA noir in a way that silhouettes the film’s probing narrative and rhetoric and also reflects its fascination with American culture and the supernatural in a similar way to Eno’s ambient classics or Lynch flicks and their scores. Ultimately Over The Rainbow is an instant play-it-again entry to HTRK’s catalog, one that supplies a sort of crystal ball window onto their practice and most subtly illuminates the duo’s masterful control of tonal sensitivity and floating, chamber-like composition. RIYL: classic ambient music from the likes of Pinkcourtesyphone, Gigi Masin, AFX, Eno. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplate & Mastering, Berlin. Sleeve printed on matt laminate card stock; Edition of 500.

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Oliver Patrice Weder “OPW” (SA)

2020-03-02T07:01:07+00:00January 31st, 2020|

‘OPW’ is the debut album and bespoke sample library from musician and composer Oliver Patrice Weder.

Oliver Patrice Weder’s unique musicality has been heavily inspired and shaped by living and travelling through different places and cultures including Brazil, Africa and the USA, as well as his experiences making a home in various European countries.

Oliver discovered his love of keyboards after hearing the sound of Ray Manzarek (The Doors), and spent his formative years playing classical and jazz piano in the rainy foothills of the Alps. After recording and touring across Europe with various bands including psychedelic rock band Time for T, he studied at Valencia’s Berklee College of Music where he established his passion for film music. As well as composing for the BBC, Oliver is lead composer at Spitfire Audio in London. In 2017, Oliver co-scored the feature film ‘The Haunted’ and made a vlog style series Inside the Score with Spitfire Audio, documenting the entire process — from meeting the director, to seeing the film shown at various international film festivals.

Oliver’s deeply personal debut LP, ‘OPW’, took shape across Europe, between Switzerland, UK, Spain and Holland, where he lived and spent time writing and recording this intimate and powerful musical journey. It fuses a rich and unique blend of acoustic instruments and rhythms with electronic elements — from piano, Wurlitzer, experimental strings from the London Contemporary Orchestra, flugelhorn and drum machines through to spoon solos, occasional gritty synths and percussion found in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro — adding flavour and colour throughout.

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Original Soundtrack “Maniac” (Waxwork)

2020-03-19T20:09:49+00:00January 31st, 2020|

Waxwork Records is proud to present MANIAC Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Dan Romer. Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, MANIAC is a 2018 psychological dark sci-fi series that follows two strangers who connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial.

The soundtrack by Oscar nominated composer Dan Romer is an orchestral and electronic hybrid with incredible production and diverging sounds. Playful electronics alternate between fast moving and ambient synth work. Chasing percussion transitions seamlessly with dramatic, lush strings. The soundtrack to MANIAC is a textural playground that caters to any listener. Like the series, the soundtrack is cerebral, emotionally provoking, and hypnotic.

Waxwork Records had the pleasure of creating a deluxe 2xLP soundtrack package to MANIAC featuring 180 gram neon yellow and pink vinyl, old style gatefold jackets with overall UV gloss coating, printed inserts, and design by Aesthetic Apparatus.

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Various Artists “Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Vol. 1” (Mondo)

2020-03-19T20:09:54+00:00January 31st, 2020|

Featuring music by Takatsugu Muramatsu (MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER), Yasutaka Nakata, Masanori Shimada and a catchy original theme song by Kaela Kimura.

Mondo, in partnership with Studio Ponoc, is proud to present the premiere vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Volume 1 of their short film anthology series PONOC SHORT FILM THEATER titled MODEST HEROES.

Featuring three equally brilliant short films (KANINI & KANINO, LIFE AIN’T GONNA LOSE, and INVISIBLE) each unique in their animation style and tone – each film has its own approach to music. Featuring music by Takatsugu Muramatsu (MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER), Yasutaka Nakata, Masanori Shimada and a catchy original theme song by Kaela Kimura.

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross “Bird Box” (Null Corporation)

2020-01-31T04:30:09+00:00January 31st, 2020|

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross continue their prolific scoring career, this time for Netflix’s psychological action thriller Bird Box.

The latest in a series of films that focus on sensory deprivation (see also: A Quiet Place and Altered States), the film has become a full viral sensation, with 26 million viewers streaming the title within its first seven days on the platform reports Nielson.

As Reznor and Ross have explained on their website, the 66-minute album is labelled as the “abridged” version of the score:

“We created a significant amount of music and conceptual sound for Bird Box, a lot of which never made it to your ears in the final version of the film. We’ve decided to present you with this version of the soundtrack record that represents what Bird Box is to us. We hope you enjoy.

Original Soundtrack “Parasite” (Sacred Bones)

2020-01-31T04:30:08+00:00January 31st, 2020|

In collaboration with our friends at Sacred Bones Records, Waxwork Records is proud to announce PARASITE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Jung Jae Il as a limited and exclusive double LP variant and featuring art by Greg Ruth!
Parasite, the seventh feature film by Korean director Bong Joon Ho, premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it took the coveted Palme d’Or for best film in competition. Since then, it has become the most critically acclaimed film of the year. For the film’s bracingly original score, Bong turned to Jung Jae Il, who brings the world of Parasite to life with plaintive piano and stirring strings.
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Bobby Beausoleil “Lucifer Rising” (Rustblade)

2020-03-07T06:53:08+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Limited edition LP version on red marble vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with insert. “The original soundtrack for the cult film, Lucifer Rising, by Underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Composed by Bobby BeauSoleil who is joined in the performances by his prison band, The Freedom Orchestra, recorded 1975-1979 at Tracy Prison. The music of Lucifer Rising is closely linked with the occult elements with dark psychedelic mystical sounds. Bobby composed electronic sounds interspersed with interesting slow trumpet fanfares, keyboard wizardry and fine guitar solos. For sure one of influential soundtracks ever and one of the most important psychedelic ambient album of music history. Magical & essential. Artwork by Malleus.”

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Original Soundtrack “Midsommar” (Milan)

2020-01-17T03:35:36+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Midsommar is the sophomore film written and directed by Ari Aster (Hereditary). Starring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor, the film follows a struggling couple traveling to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
As in Hereditary music plays a central role in Midsommar. Composer Bobby Krlic (aka The Haxan Cloak) has crafted a gorgeous score that elevates the film to a new level. He also produced all the diegetic music played by the members of the community in the film. Instead of your usual horror score, Bobby Krlic developed beautiful and harmonious compositions that complement the on the surface beauty of the Swedish rural setting while underlying the subtle and terrifying truth that hides in the shadow throughout the film.

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Various Artists “Breath Of Danger (Themes)” (Be With)

2020-01-09T21:48:47+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Reissue of Breath Of Danger (Themes), originally released in 1974. They say: “A selection of suspense underscores and drama blackcloths which vary in intensity and cover a wide range of suspense and drama situations”. Be With Records say: A breaky, funky library great masquerading as a horror score. Oh, and the cover art is amazing. Breath Of Danger was originally released in 1974, and rounded up a killer ensemble cast of library legends including Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Alan Parker, David Lindup, Kenny Salmon, Barry Morgan, and Ray Cooper. Lindup’s opener “Cold Sweat” sounds like hip-hop-friendly mode Axelrod and, indeed, was brilliantly sampled by Kool Keith for his Dr. Dooom project. Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett’s “The Manipulator” sounds like it arrived straight out of the same sessions as their legendary Synthesizer & Percussion LP from the same year. Over on the B-side Alan Parker’s “Psychosis” is a moving and beautifully restrained funk-guitar/cello/harp workout. Stunning. Kenny Salmon’s “Flying Squad” is a sleazy, flute-enhanced gem and the album closes with “Voodoo”, a seventy-second riot of sound and color from the dynamic drumming-percussion duo of Barry Morgan and Ray Cooper. Sonically, there’s a widescreen vitality in all these tracks thanks to the driving rhythms, vibrant horn sections and blazing guitar work. It renders Breath Of Danger — 45 years old — truly ageless. The Themes series is known for having particularly striking sleeves, which was unusual for library records at the time, and Breath Of Danger’s scraps of comic-book crazy make for one of the most eye-catching. As with all of Be With Records’ other Themes reissues, the audio for Breath Of Danger comes from the original analog tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Simon Francis. Sleeve reproduction duties by Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. 180 gram vinyl.

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