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Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape From New York
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
12. Dark Star
13. Christine$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lost ThemesJohn Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre's most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he's both directed and scored. The themes can instantly flood his fans' musical memory with imagery of a menacing shape stalking a babysitter, a relentless wall of ghost-filled fog, lightning-fisted kung fu fighters, or a mirror holding the gateway to hell. The all-new music on Lost Themes asks Carpenter's acolytes to visualize their own nightmares.
"Lost Themes was all about having fun," Carpenter says. "It can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I'm used to. Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they're supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to. No release pending. It's just fun. And I couldn't have a better set-up at my house, where I depended on (collaborators) Cody (Carpenter, of the band Ludrium) and Daniel (davies, who wrote the songs for I, Frankenstein) to bring me ideas as we began improvising. The plan was to make my music more complete and fuller, because we had unlimited tracks. I wasn't dealing with just analogue anymore. It's a brand new world. And there was nothing in any of our heads when we started other than to make it moody."
As is Carpenter's style, repetition is the key to the thundering power of these tracks, their energy swirling with shredding chords, soaring organs, unnerving pianos and captivating percussion. Horror fans will be reminded of Carpenter's past works, as well as ancestors like Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and Goblin's Suspiria.
"They're little moments of score from movies made in our imaginations," Carpenter says. "Now I hope it inspires people to create films that could be scored with this music."1. Vortex
9. Night$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lost Themes RemixedJohn Carpenter has inspired countless musicians since his earliest minimal, synth-based film scores. The themes to his features like Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and Escape from New York have remained instantly recognizable since he penned them nearly four decades ago. In February 2015, Sacred Bones released his first solo record of non-soundtrack music, Lost Themes, to overwhelming critical success. The Horror Master proved that not only could he perfectly score his own films - he could also score the movies in your mind. Eight pivotal contemporary electronic artists were moved to reshape the original songs on Lost Themes in tribute to one the genre's great pioneers. Several of the remixes were released as part of the digital deluxe edition of the album, but Lost Themes Remixed marks the first time any of the tracks have been on vinyl.1. Purgatory (Prurient Remix)
2. Night (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley Remix)
3. Wraith (ohGr Remix)
4. Vortex (Silent Servant Remix)
5. Vortex (Uniform Remix)
6. Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)
7. Abyss (JG Thirlwell Remix)
8. Fallen (Bill Kouligas Remix)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Christine SoundtrackPressed On Blue Vinyl
This classic John Carpenter soundtrack returns fully remastered with an all-new fantastic original art design and on
blue vinyl. There has been a tremendous upsurge in interest for John Carpenter's signature score compositions
following the success of Carpenter's Lost Themes and Lost Themes II albums and subsequent tours.LP 1
1. Arnie's Love Theme
2. Obsessed With The Car
3. Football Run / Kill Your Kids
4. The Rape
5. The Discovery
6. Show Me
7. Moochie's Death
9. Buddie's Death
1. Nobody's Home / Restored
2. Car Obssession Reprise
3. Christine Attacks (Plymouth Fury)
4. Talk On The Couch
6. Darnell's Tonight
9. Moochie Mix Four$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beyond The Black Rainbow (Original Soundtrack)JAGJAGUWAR & Death Waltz Recording Company are proud and excited to release a true
masterpiece into the world with the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos' BEYOND THE BLACK
RAINBOW. Posited as a lost film of the 1980s, the picture is inspired by classic dystopian
fiction and the obscure SF movies one used to see lining the shelves of the local video store. As
such, the brilliant soundtrack blends seamlessly amongst its influences; Tangerine Dream,
Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter, with the latter's mark heard on the oppressive
synth percussion of the main titles and the evocative melodies heard throughout. Created by
Sinoia Caves, the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt, a disciple of the long-form cosmic
synthesizer soundscape, and member of Canadian psych-and-prog-spiritual pioneers Black
Mountain, this recording also features guest appearances by Joshua Wells, drummer of Black
Schmidt's score is many things - haunting, uncompromising, intense - but is always a
fascinating listen. Incorporating touchstone elements such as mellotron choirs, glacial
analogue synthesizer pads and arpeggiators, Schmidt artfully navigates the various sonic
sensibilities of the 70s-80s genre aesthetic. What emerges from this schematic realm of the
'almost familiar' evolves and manifests as a work of striking originality, an ominously
beautiful, otherworldly and terrifying score. Simply put, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW is
an astounding piece of work and must not be missed. Do you read me?Forever Dilating Eye
Run Program: Sentionauts
Arboria Tapes - Award Winning
1983 - Main Titles
1966 - Let The New Age Of Enlightenment Begin
Sentionauts II$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NOW That's What I Call HalloweenPressed On 2x 180-Gram Orange & Purple Vinyl
NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of NOW Halloween!, the NOW brand's spooktacular first foray into the tricks and treats of Halloween-themed rock and pop music, ranging from TV (True Blood) and movie themes (Halloween, The Exorcist, Beetlejuice) to novelty smashes (Monster Mash, Werewolves of London) to radio perennials (Season of the Witch, Don't Fear the Reaper, I Put a Spell on You).
NOW Halloween! showcases 18 Halloween-themed classic hits from a variety of artists including director John Carpenter's Theme from Halloween, Rob Zombie's Dragula, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' O Fortuna, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells/Theme from The Exorcist, Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper, INXS's Devil Inside, Jace Everett's Bad Things/Theme from True Blood, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, The Specials' Ghost Town, Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party, Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers' Monster Mash, The Citizens of Halloween's This is Halloween, Donovan's Season of the Witch, Nina Simone's I Put A Spell On You, Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title, Run-D.M.C.'s Ghostbusters, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's A Nightmare On My Street and Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me.
The premium content--by the original artists--selected for NOW Halloween! has never been available on one collection until the release of this special anthology.
NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 96 million in the U.S. alone. All 55 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.LP 1
1. John Carpenter - Halloween Theme
2. Rob Zombie - Dragula
3. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna
4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)
5. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
6. INXS - Devil Inside
7. Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
8. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
9. The Specials - Ghost Town
10. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
1. Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
2. The Citizens of Halloween - This is Halloween
3. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
4. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
5. Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title
6. RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street
8. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
It Follows Soundtrack"Rich Vreeland's score deserves a mention all by itself-heavily John Carpenter-influenced, the blaring atonal drones of ascending volume are so omnipresent and willfully overblown that it's where the film's two-sided ambition is most fully realized." -THEPLAYLIST
The acclaimed score to It Follows by Disasterpeace is receiving the vinyl treatment. This release is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and features original artwork by Midnight Marauder.
Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows has been a highly praised film on the festival circuit. The horror/thriller tells the story of 19-year old Jay who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.
Video game composer, Disasterpeace, composed the synth heavy and pulsating score. The electro, 80's influenced score is a character itself in the film and has been praised wherever the film has been screening.1. Heels
5. Old Maid
18. Linger$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TRILOGYCarpenter Brut draws its influences from 80s TV shows & B-movies loaded with synthesizers and evokes an encounter between Justice beats & the universe of John Carpenter. ''TRILOGY'' to be released on 30th June, stands as a compilation of his first three EPs ''I'', ''II'' and ''III'', which include standout tracks such as ''Turbo Killer.''LP 1: Carpenter Brut I
1. Escape from Midwich Valley
2. Disco Zombi Italia
3. L.A. Venice Bitch 80s
4. Wake Up the President
5. 347 Midnight Demons
6. Le Perv
LP 2: Carpenter Brut II
1. Roller Mobster
2. Meet Matt Stryker
4. Looking for Tracy Tzu
5. Sexkiller on the Loose
6. Hang'em All
LP 3: Carpenter Brut III
1. Division Ruine
2. Paradise Warfare
3. Run, Sally, Run!
4. Turbo Killer
5. Anarchy Road
6. Invasion A.D.$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Fog180 Gram, White And Green Colored Vinyl
John Carpenter's 1980 follow-up film to his smash hit Halloween featured ghost sailors terrorizing a Californian coastal community as a dense fog descends on their homes. The multi-talented filmmaker's atmospheric synthesiser score has long been a soundtrack favourite and this double album features a 20 track LP of the entire score, drawn from the original tapes, remastered by long-time Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth on the A/B sides and the original album which featured 20 minutes of newly released music on the C/D sides.
"I went back to Sound Arts Studio in central Los Angeles and quickly began composing and recording new tracks. Dan Wyman, my creative consultant on Assault On Precinct 13 and Halloween was at my side programming the synthesizers, keeping a critical eye on my multi-tracked performances and maintaining quality control over the long hours of recording and mixing. And, out of all this frenzy, re-working and re-structuring, I produced what I consider to be one of my best scores" - John Carpenter.1. Ghost Story
2. The Journal
3. Seagrass Attack
4. Andy on the Beach
5. Where's The Seagrass?
6. Stevie's Lighthouse
7. Something to Show You
8. An Evil Plan
10. Walk to Lighthouse
13. The Fog Approaches
14. Knock at the Door
15. Fog Reflection
16. Andy's In Trouble
17. The Fog Enters Town
19. Number 6
20. The Fog End Credits
21. Prologue from The Fog
22. Theme from The Fog
23. Matthew Ghost Story
24. Walk To The Lighthouse
25. Rocks At Drake's Bay
26. The Fog
27. Antonio Bay
28. Tommy Tells Of Ghost Ships
29. Reel 9
30. Main Theme - Reprise
31. The Fog Rolls In
32. Blake In The Sanctuary
33. Finale$41.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
CosmosPittsburgh, PA's Zombi create boundless, leering soundscapes inspired by filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and the musical scores of John Carpenter and Goblin.
Zombi's Relapse Records/Release Entertainment debut Cosmos is a powerful work of eerie, relentless rhythms and futuristic score that shares as much headspace with the late-night sci-fi explorer as the space rock adventurer. For fans of Goblin, Acid Mothers Temple, Hawkwind, Halloween and vidnaObmana.1. Orion
7. Taurus$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Escape from L.A.- Music from the Motion Picture ScoreLimited To 1500
Clear With Green Splatter Colored Vinyl
John Carpenter wasn't just a sci-fi and horror master, one of the best and most innovative directors of his generation-he was also a highly accomplished soundtrack composer whose pioneering use of synthesizers to create suspense and dread in his film scores influenced musicians both within the film world and without. And the score he composed-along with Shirley Walker-for his 1996 dystopic sequel Escape from L.A. offered the creeping, atmospheric tension that Carpenter fans crave; although, as this film was set in L.A. and featured plenty of dark humor, Carpenter and Walker threw in a bit of rock 'n' roll as well.
The original soundtrack release included a mere 16 tracks and came out on CD exclusively; now, Real Gone Music not only has added another 16 tracks to the release, but is also bringing it to vinyl for the very first time! And not just any vinyl; do you remember how in the film Snake Plisskin is infected with the plutoxin virus that will prove fatal within ten hours unless he retrieves the "Sword of Damocles" super weapon and receives the antidote? Well, our limited edition (of 1500) double-LP is being pressed on test tube clear with plutoxin virus green splatter vinyl just make sure you don't let the vinyl scratch your skin! Brand new gatefold artwork featuring stills from the film production completes the package.LP 1
1. Escape from New York
2. History of Los Angeles
3. Fire Base Seven
4. Snake Arrives/Deportees
5. Snake Gets Scratched
6. Defense Lab
7. Snake's Flashback
8. Weapons/Snake's Uniform
9. Snake's Escort
10. Submarine Launch
11. Sub Sinks
12. Mulholland Drive-By
13. Acid Rain/Tour Guide Sting/Snake Gets Directions
14. Sunset Boulevard Bazaar
15. Motorcycle Chase
17. Push On Through/Snake Takes a Breather
18. Beverly Hills Surgeon
19. I Think We're Lost/Taslima
1. The Future Is Right Now/Fun Gun
2. The Black Box/Target L.A.
3. The Broadcast/The Coliseum
4. Decapitation/Game Time/The Game
5. Escape from Coliseum
6. Queen Mary/Hang Glider Attack
7. Helicopter Arrival
8. Texas Switch/Fire Fight
9. Escape from Happy Kingdom
10. Crash Landing
11. Out of Time
12. Presidential Decree
13. J.C.'s Blues$41.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dark Star Soundtrack
Limited Edition Vinyl + 7 EP Pressed On ALIEN RED Wax
Limited To 500
Dark Star (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Extended & Remastered). Music composed by John Carpenter
WRWTFWW Records is ecstatic to bring back the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's Dark Star (1974) with added bonuses that are sure to satisfy all cult sci-fi soundtrack completists of the galaxy (and further).
This limited edition double vinyl combo comes with a 12 and a 7. The former is a remastered version of the original motion picture soundtrack consisting of incidental music, sound effects, John Carpenter's synth experimentations, dialogue excerpts, and vintage interferences extracted directly from the film roll.
The 7 is red with a yellow label circled in black (in pure beachball alien fashion) and contains "Ode to a Bell Jar" remade by loyal Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth (Escape from New York, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live ), the fan favorite "Benson Arizona" remade by Dominik Hauser, the very sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings (in the real world *James Clarke's Spring Bossa), as well as endless loops of sound effects from the movie to turn your house into your very own scout ship. Oh and there is a very secret hidden bonus track too!
It all comes in slick thermostellar triggering packaging with a brand new artwork and invisible hyperdrive electronics - the best way to relive the Dark Star adventure and celebrate John Carpenter's first directorial feature film released in 1974 and co-written by (and starring!) all around legend Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce, The Return of the Living Dead). Let there be light!
- The most comprehensive vinyl edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's first feature film, Dark Star (1974). - For the fans of John Carpenter, sci-fi movie soundtracks, electronic experimentations, and strange vinyl releases. Also, for surfers. - Includes the sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings, for the first time ever on a John Carpenter-related release.LP:
1. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 1 (Remastered)
2. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 2 (Remastered)
1. Martin Segundo and the Scintilla Strings - When Twilight Falls on NGC 891
2. Alan Howarth - Doolittle's Solo (Remake)
3. Loop #1
4. Loop #2
5. Dominik Hauser - Benson Arizona (Remake)
6. Very secret hidden bonus track
7. Loop #3
8. Loop #4$37.99Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
Lost Themes IIThe musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor. More electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter's trademark minimal synth. This manifests itself brilliantly in songs like lead single Distant Dream, which hitches a familiar Carpenterian beat to an expressive drum performance and rides it to a thrilling conclusion. The eerie Angel's Asylum lets an ethereal synth line command the first three-quarters of the song, before turning over the melody to an acoustic guitar, and Virtual Survivor delivers a blast of the sci-fi menace that characterized his great scores for films like Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live. Lost Themes II delivers eleven compelling new tracks for which fans can continue to score the movies in their minds.1. Distant Dream
2. White Pulse
3. Persia Rising
4. Angel's Asylum
5. Hofner Dawn
6. Windy Death
7. Dark Blues
8. Virtual Survivor
9. Bela Lugosi
10. Last Sunrise
11. Utopian Facade$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Timespan RemixesTimespan Remixes is exactly what the title implies: The entire debut album by Majeure, remixed by three of his friends and favorite producers. Zombi co-conspirator Steve Moore expands on the opening minutes of Timespan to give it an ominous John Carpenter dread. Jesu mastermind Justin K Broadrick transforms Teleforce into a 10-minute vertigo-inducing shoegaze epic. Renowned French producer Black Strobe closes out the album with a staggering 20-minute reinvention of The Dresden Codex, a white- hot house banger.1.Timespan [Steve Moore Remix] - (remix)
2.Teleforce [Justin K Broadrick Remix] - (remix)
3.Dresden Codex [Black Strobe Remix], The - (remix)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition Of 1,000 Copies
Contact is the new duo of A.E. Paterra (aka Majeure) of
famed sci-fi synth-rock group Zombi, and acclaimed
British film composer, Paul Lawler. Exploring a similar
orbit as Majeure and Zombi, multi-instrumentalist Lawler
infuses heavy doses of melody and drama to give First
Contact a sound and feel that blends late 70s Pink Floyd
sprawl, the nostalgic wonder of early 80s science
documentaries, and John Carpenter's 80s sci-fi action
films. Equal parts fascinating and euphoric, Contact is
two masters of their respective crafts finding common
ground in zero gravity.1. First Contact
2. Terminal Point
3. Distant Voices
4. Icefall$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Underside Of PowerIncludes 12-Page Booklet Insert
"This is revolutionary music in the truest sense of
the word. It demands action. It requires penance. It
destroys expectations." - Stereogum
"The Death Grips of gospel torching the South's
dark underbelly." - Rolling Stone
This is the musical response that dark times demand, one
that not only shakes its fist but deploys it. Locally-informed
global citizens, Algiers refuse to sit idly by while most
contemporary artists appear perfectly content to sit out the
revolution. Not only do Algiers harbor a purposeful sense of
obligation in what they do on their latest resistance record
The Underside Of Power, but they recognize the roots and
thorns of precedent in said resistance.
Beyond the technical necessities living their respective lives
both in and outside of music, Algiers' continued deviation
from a more traditional band approach created a more
versatile sound, one that better incorporates a collective
and respective panoply of influences and styles.
Some of this is informed by their choice of collaborators in
this process, a crew that includes Adrian Utley [Portishead],
Ben Greenberg [Uniform, The Men], Randall Dunn [Sunn
0)))], among others. Pick any track off The Underside of
Power and the reference points expand exponentially, a
dizzying and thrilling Recommended-If-You-Like list that
would consume a series of afternoons.
Poke at the seasoned members' bruised flesh, and out
come wafting touchpoints as disparate and intriguing as
Big Black, Wendy Carlos, John Carpenter, Cybotron, The
Four Tops, Portishead, Public Image Limited, Steve Reich,
and Nina Simone, to name but a few. Deep echoes of Black
Lives Matter and its 20th-century forebears gather, surge,
and subside in their often soulful work, a form of principled,
acute dissent more interested in learning from the past
than in evoking nostalgia.1. Walk Like A Panther
2. Cry Of The Martyrs
3. The Underside Of Power
4. Death March
5. A Murmur. A Sign.
6. Mme Rieux
9. Plague Years
10. A Hymn For An Average Man
11. Bury Me Standing
12. The Cycle/The Spiral: Time To Go Down Slowly$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Time To Go HomeChastity belt is a rock band consisting of four friends - guitarists Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm. They met in a tiny college town in eastern Washington, but their story begins for real in Seattle, that celebrated home of Macklemore and the twelfth man. Following a post-grad summer apart, a handful of shows and enthusiastic responses from the city's diy community led them, as it has countless others, into a cramped practice space. They emerged with a debut album, No Regerts, sold it out faster than anyone involved thought possible, and toured America, a country that embraced them with open-ish arms. Now they're back and the tab is settled, the lights are out, the birds are making noise even though the sun isn't really up yet: it's time to go home, their second long-player and first for hardly art. In the outside world, they realized something crucial: they didn't have to play party songs now that their audience didn't consist exclusively of inebriated 18-22 year olds, as it did in that college town. Though still built on a foundation of post-post-punk energy, jagged rhythms, and instrumental moves that couldn't be anyone else's, the songs they grew into in the months that followed are equal parts street-level takedown and gray-skied melancholy. They embody the sensation of being caught in the center of a moment while floating directly above it; shapiro's world spins around her on on the floor, grounded by Grimm and Truscott's most commanding playing committed to tape. They pay tribute to writer Sheila Heti on drone and John Carpenter with the thing, and deliver a parallel-universe stoner anthem influenced by electrelane with joke. recorded by JosÉ Díaz Rohena at the unknown, a desecrated church and former sail factory in anacortes, and mixed with a cathedral's worth of reverb by Matthew Simms (guitarist for legendary british post-punks and one-time tourmates Wire), time to go home sees Chastity Belt take the nights out and bad parties of their past to their stretching points, watch the world around them break apart in anticipatory haze, and rebuild it in their own image with stunning clarity before anyone gets hungover.1. Drone
3. Why Try
4. Cool Slut
5. On the Floor
6. The Thing
10. Time To Go Home$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FantasyLightning Dust - the duo comprised of Amber Webber and Josh Wells - tends to thrive in the spirit of
change.2007'sself-titled debutwas a hushed,intricate folk affair,while 2009'sInfinite Lightfound a middle
ground between Suicide and Fleetwood Mac era pop. So when they geared up to make the music that
would become Fantasy, the pair waslooking for a new sonic stamp.
Lightning Dust'sthird properfull length findsitsinspiration in skeletalsynth pop,modernR&B beats,the
films of John Carpenter and - in accordance with Lightning Dust's only longstanding rule - absolute
The core of Fantasy lies as much in the songwriting as in its sonics, and begins with tools
familiar to Webber and Wells: her acoustic guitar and his Wurlitzer piano. They worked to distill the
arrangementsto justthe fewkey elementsthatwere necessary to make the feelright, and through countless
hours of labor in The Balloon Factory - their Vancouver studio - the songs found their way to a sonic
palette more squarely electronic than either expected.
The first product of this experimentwasNeverAgainwhichwas previously featured on a 7in 2011 and
now closes the new album. It is a menacing, almost gothic electro-pop churner, marching from an
oscillating beat to an anthemic thunderstorm of synth textures. Like many of its cohorts, the song came
together slowly: beginning with a barebones acoustic demo and honed through their new sonic prism,
NeverAgain became not only a bouncing synth opus but a thesisstatement of sortsfor Fantasy.
Knowing now where they were going, the path began to take shape. The duo was keen to use a purely
synthetic palette for Fantasy, but instead of toiling away in front of a computer,Wells armed himself with
an MPC 2000 - a cumbersome, outdated machine, but one that proved to be the perfect tool to keep the
spirit of absolute minimalism alive in their new musical terrain.
The time-honored producer's weapon of
choice became Wells' entrance to the world of programming, one that empowered him to work by feel
alone. Webber, meanwhile, mined the freedom she felt singing along to records as a child, and strove to
write vocal melodies and singwith a more extroverted pop sensibility.The hooks are apparent, andWebber
sings with a self-assurance that beliesthe extent to which Fantasy marks a new, uncharted sonic space for
By beginning at the end, Lightning Dust has delivered an album that informs their sound in remarkable
new ways. Fantasy is a hypnotic, exciting record,recklessly new without sacrificing the rich atmosphere
that makes Lightning Dust who they are. Loaded Gun is a robotic riot grrrl anthem, while Agatha
standstall as an ominouslullaby.Fire, Flesh and Bonerecallsthe best cinematic newwave ballads,while
acoustic heartbreaker Moon makes the rest of the world disappear. And so while Lightning Dust's
destination was never an exact place, Fantasy is as vivid a place as you've everimagined.1 Diamond
2 Reckless And Wild
5 Fire Me Up
6 Loaded Gun
7 In The City Tonight
8 Fire, Flesh And Bone
10 Never Again$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Not RealNot Real' is the second album by Stealing Sheep which has been written, recorded and produced by band members Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer at their studio in Liverpool. The band met in 2010 and work together creating music and visual art.
The unifying theme of the new album 'Not Real' is an interplay of fact and fiction; the edge of dreams and limits of reality. These visions are grounded by bright melodies and insistent beats and unified by vocal harmonies; sometimes metronomic and chant-like, sometimes choral and pop.
It follows their debut, 'Into the Diamond Sun', released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. The first album morphed their individual styles to create a 'medieval-kraut-folk' inspired sound. They were described as an unanticipated 'pagan pop revival' and since its release have toured as guests of Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris, performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican and collaborated with the Radiophonic Workshop on an original soundtrack to the cult 70's science fiction film 'Le Planete Sauvage'.
For the second album they have concentrated on developing the sonic aesthetic of their new music. "We are more focussed about what we are trying to do. Everything has a reason for being there." They have been experimenting with tuned percussion, programmed beats, trigger samples and worked with effected synths, utilising the guitar and lap steel more sparingly and introducing more processed sounds. They've drawn inspiration from 50's exotica, electronic music and 80's pop and have been greatly influenced by the likes of Grace Jones, Can, Delia Derbyshire, Eden Ahbez, Moon Dog and John Carpenter. Grayson Perry's pop-folk art and the band's self-created mythologies were also a source of inspiration for song writing.
This is an alternative pop record that has been 'self-manufactured' by the band. Having learned new skills in the studio over the last years, the band (assisted by Sam Crombie and Joe Wills) have self-produced the album. They have used the studio not only as a writing tool but also as an instrument; experimenting with post production and varying instrumentation and layered textures. "We started off in pre-production doing all the demos ourselves" say's Becky "the demos captured an atmosphere that we wanted to carry forward to the album. The result was a hypbrid of casual takes and more considered recordings
Individual songs on the album have different environments and creatures that go with them, often inspired by the galactic rather than earth-bound imagery. Becky: "I imagine dehumanised worlds, planets with creatures that have evolved in a completely different way
The visual side is highly important to the band, all of whom have art backgrounds. "We like to be involved in all the aspects of the presentation because it's symbiotic to the music." They collaborate with artists and with 'the costumologists', coming up with ideas like "outfits that texturally reflect rhythms" and "frequency triggered, light-up costumes". The colourful and organic album cover, a collaboration between photographer Charlotte Rutherford and collage artist Louise Mason, shows their confident image for this record: as they tread the lines of surreal pop.
There is no stopping the imaginations of Stealing Sheep - but like lucid dreams, these are controlled fantasies and skilfully created worlds. Follow them on a hypnagogic journey as they sing: "listen to yourself and look within".1. Sequence
3. Not Real
4. This Time
10. She$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-PRO-3617xApocalypse Blues Revue
The Apocalypse Blues RevueIn February 2016, Apocalypse Blues Revue entered the Vibe Recording Studio and cut their self-titled debut in just nine days. Co-founded by Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola, and featuring vocalist Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone and bassist Brian Carpenter, the quartet honors blues traditions while etching their stamp on the genre.
Mixed by Dave Fortman, the debut album conjures up swampy soul colored by rock 'n' roll and rockabilly over the course of 11 tracks.
"As far as blues goes, The Apocalypse Blues Revue is a little heavier, a little darker, and has some punk rock attitude in the lyrics," says Shannon. "We wanted to make something deep that will provoke thought. It had to be evil though. We're not trying to make It happy. It's called blues for a reason."
Tony and Shannon's creative union traces back to 2001, when Shannon joined Godsmack. Selling 20 million records worldwide and garnering four Grammy® Award nominations, the juggernaut remains a hard rock institution.
"I want people to walk away with our songs stuck in their heads," Shannon leaves off. "The music speaks for itself on this record." "It's back to basics," concludes Tony.1. Evil Is As Evil Does
2. Blues Are Fallin' From The Sky
3. Devil Plays A Strat
4. I Think Not
5. Whiskey In My Coffee
6. The Tower
7. Crossed Over
8. Junkie Hell
9. Work In Progress
10. The Devil In Me
11. Blue Cross$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Divine Miss MNumbered Limited Edition
Midler's Grammy-Winning 1972 Debut Announces the Birth of a Superstar
Record Overflows With Energy and Personality: Torch Songs, Girl-Group Classics, Campy Remakes, Theatrical Pieces Delivered With Supreme Emotion
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (Best Plant in North America): Midler's Voice Upfront and Centered, Every Nuance of Her Phrasing Laid Bare
Oh, behave! Bette Midler's sparkling, energy-pulsing 1972 debut features the singer honing her trademark brassy personality as well as showing off an intimate, raw edge that fell by the wayside later in her career. Witness her forlorn, melancholic, and heartbroken moods, all conveyed with supreme emotion on several riveting ballads. But this LP is no downer. Midler offsets any bleakness with playfully campy songs laced with unadulterated enthusiasm and joyous defiance. This is a diva lover's delight. The music is astonishingly alive. A superstar is born!
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in North America), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents The Divine Miss M with the warmly cozy and front-row perspective that the music demands. Midler's voice is transparent and full, the timbrel shadings colorfully outlined, the vocal images appearing as if she's singing just a few feet away. Similarly, her cast of back-up vocalists (the Harlettes) receives ample face time on songs that come across as if performed by a girl-group revue. Midler has cut many records in her career but none are this entertaining, diversified, and, now, sonically spectacular.
There's always risk associated with interpreting other artists' classics and hits, but Midler makes every song here her own. She injects Chapel of Love with extra swagger and feminine gusto. In her hands, the Carpenters' Superstar becomes more heartbreaking, filled with desolate sentiment and lonesome ache. John Prine's ballad Hello In There echoes, as if sung to an empty room, with forlorn emotion. The 50s smash Leader of the Pack positively stomps and declares, her band in tow, that she's not going to be stopped. Indeed, Midler's interpretations of these staples surpass the previous versions, mostly due to her impeccable strong vocals and contagious passion. She doesn't quit. And don't you dare decline her offer on Do You Want to Dance!
What else can be said of her trademark Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, her update of the Andrews Sisters' jazzy hit landing in the Top 10, featuring a scat vocal (!), and smartly walking the line between campy fun and serious reverence. Similarly, Midler's two takes of Friends--the first off-the-cuff, wild, snappy, and humorous; the second slightly cooler and infused with gorgeous harmonies--remain modern marvels. There's not a bad note on this incredible record.
The Divine Miss M has always been prized for its clear, clean production. Mobile Fidelity's Silver Series LP further improves the sound, which, in combination with Midler's performances, make this collectible reissue an absolute no-brainer!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Do You Want to Dance? (Bobby Freeman)
2. Chapel of Love (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)
3. Superstar (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell)
4. Daytime Hustler (Jeff Kent)
5. Am I Blue (Jarry Akst, Grant Clark)
6. Friends (Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart)
7. Hello In There (John Prine)
8. Leader of the Pack (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, George Morton)
9. Delta Dawn (Larry Collins, Alex Harvey)
10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Don Raye, Hughie Prince)
11. Friends (Reprise) (Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Broken PeopleAmerican music is a mile-wide river that beckons black and white, urban and rural, dreamer and doer alike to launch their vessels. All the streams of style and genre flow into it; its tributaries are blues and jazz, mountain and folk, rock, soul and R&B.
The release of the debut album by Muddy Magnolias, Broken People, marks the launch of a great new vessel onto that waterway. The album showcases a confluence of style and sound as colorful as it is unlikely, steeped in that river of influence, yet bracingly fresh.
With Broken People, Jessy Wilson and Kallie North take us on an 11-song journey with its origins in two widely divergent backgrounds that came together in a friendship and creative partnership with world-changing resonance.
North was raised in southeast Texas and began singing with her family and studying piano at an early age. She grew to love rich vocal harmonies singing in church choirs and listening to artists like the Carpenters, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and the Eagles. By her early teens, she was singing lead parts in church and in musical theater productions at her high school. Her palette grew when a friend turned her on to the Grateful Dead, and after high school she spent every spare moment in the clubs of Austin, absorbing everything from alt-country and jam bands to New Orleans funk. She met her husband at a concert and moved with him to his native Mississippi. There, on their isolated farm, she had her awakening, starting a career as a photographer, capturing the spirited, deep history of the Mississippi Delta.
"To me, the Delta is the most overlooked and mysterious place," she says. "It was the birthplace of America's music, and all the legends were influenced by everything that came out of it. I went on this personal exploration to learn about the Delta blues and the region's history. I picked up a camera and started taking pictures, blogging about what I was experiencing, and I tapped into all the creative energy lying dormant inside me." When her husband gave her a guitar, she began spending her days on the porch of their farm learning how to connect her first chords. From there, the songs began pouring out and she knew she had to find a way to get to Nashville and write songs professionally.
Wilson, raised in Brooklyn, was in love with music from her earliest days. She was singing before she could talk, and was 5 when her mother recognized her passion for music. "I would cry because I couldn't hit the high notes in Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey songs," she says. Influenced by greats from Aretha and Smokey Robinson to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G., she began auditioning in the highly competitive New York entertainment scene and was working professionally in musical theater by the age of 10. Her mother took her to nightclubs where she experienced a variety of live performances. She attended New York's top performing arts schools, including La Guardia High School, the "Fame" school, where she discovered her love for gospel music and took part in the gospel chorus for four years. She worked at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, making $500 a weekend while still in high school.
She sang backup for Alicia Keys in her teens, then worked four years with John Legend, and through him with legends like will.i.am, Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and Babyface. Legend mentored her in songwriting and recording before she began writing songs on her own for American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and others. Inspired by her evolving love of songwriting, she too moved to Nashville, looking for a wider creative palette. There, while meeting with then-BMI executive Clay Bradley, her eye settled on a photograph of "a rundown juke joint piano" in his office.
"I want to meet whoever took that photo," she said. The photographer was North-it had been taken during her creative awakening in Mississippi-and the subsequent meeting led quickly to collaboration and an epic friendship.
"The first day we wrote together," says North, "there wasn't much thought that we were blending genres and worlds. That never came up. It was just natural. She had never written a country song and I was writing them every day. We sat down to write one but when we listened back it was a country R&B song. And we decided to become songwriting partners." Before long, they had their first cut as collaborators, and they were off and running.
"The spirit of the Muddy Magnolias existed from the moment we met," says Wilson, "but we didn't know we were the Muddy Magnolias yet." North was toying with the idea of a solo career; Wilson had aspirations of making history as an African-American female songwriter in Nashville. Their new friendship was a game-changer.
"We spent a whole year writing, trying to understand what our message was when we combined our stories," says Wilson. Then one day over afternoon wine at Burger Up, their favorite hangout in the 12 South section of Nashville, both admitted to be being at a crossroads. "The next thing you know," says North, "Jessy said, 'What if we made a record together?' It was like all of our dreams in one."
"We went back to that same office on Music Row where I saw the photograph," says Wilson, "and sat down side by side in Clay's office and said, 'We've got something to tell you. We're going to make an album together.'" Bradley believed enough to sign on as their manager. They held three days of band auditions and found four best friends who had been playing together since college, primarily doing jazz. The fit was perfect, providing just the right sonic backdrop for their soulful approach and high-energy delivery.
As they continued to write and perform, opening for the likes of The Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark, Jr., they put together a project that crosses genres effortlessly, showcasing two voices that soar together in a blending of cultures as electrifying as if Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, or Whitney Houston and Lee Ann Womack had joined forces.
Broken People combines poetic imagery and vocal passion, with the musicianship and production of Motown or Muscle Shoals by way of the raw honesty of Sun Records. Of course it deals with love, longed for and unleashed, in songs like "I Need A Man," "Why Don't You Stay" and "Devil's Teeth," but the album soars as it reaches for bigger themes, dealing with the need for hope in "Take Me Home," for love on a societal scale in "Shine On" and "Brother What Happened," and hope for the future in "Got It Goin' On." With "Leave It To The Sky," the two, joined by John Legend on vocals and piano, make a powerful case for spiritual solutions, and few songs in the modern lexicon are as steeped in present-day reality as the gospel- and R&B-tinged title track.
"Ultimately," says North, "this album is a result of an unlikely friendship and is a testament to what can happen when you diversify your relationships."
"It's about getting out of your comfort zone and being rewarded with a great friendship," adds Wilson. "We've both felt the power of that."
"Our path is so much better and our lives are so much richer because of it," says North, "and we want to bring people along on this journey."
"We want to see what society would be like if we all reached out in ways we normally wouldn't," adds Wilson.
And that is the magic and the message. The music of Muddy Magnolias, live and on record, comes from a place where the Mississippi meets the A-Train by way of Nashville. Whether yours is the back porch or the front stoop, Spanish moss or window box garden, dusty country lane or crowded subway car, rural honky-tonk or uptown club, this is music that beckons. Muddy Magnolias are collaboration without boundaries, musical healing in a landscape of the heart, and all of us who treasure creative energy, honest art and the possibilities of love and unity, are better for their arrival.1. Broken People
2. Brother, What Happened?
3. Got It Goin' On
4. Why Don't You Stay
5. Take Me Home
6. Shine On!
7. It Ain't Easy
8. I Need A Man
9. Devil's Teeth
11. Leave It To The Sky (feat. John Legend)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Escape From New York (Out Of Stock)Limited to 1500
Originally released on CD in 2000, the expanded soundtrack edition of John Carpenter's classic 1981 thriller included over 20 minutes of previously unreleased music plus music from scenes deleted from the final print.
The masters were re-mixed from the original multi-track session tapes by long-time John Carpenter associate Alan Howarth. This is the first time the expanded edition has appeared on vinyl in its complete form, including original dialogue highlights.LP1
1. Main Title
2. The Bank Robbery
3. "Prison Introduction" (Dialogue)
4. Over The Wall/ Airforce One
5. He's Still Alive / Romero
6. 'Snake' Plissken (Dialogue)
8. Tell Him (Dialogue)
9. Engulfed Cathedral (Debussy)
10. Across The Roof
11. Descent Into New York
12. Back To The Pod - Version #1
13. Everyone's Coming To New York
1. Don't Go Down There (Dialogue)
2. Back To The Pod - Version #2/ The Crazies Come Out
3. I Heard You Were Dead (Dialogue)
4. Arrival At The Library
5. You Are The Duke Of New York (Dialogue)
6. The Duke Arrives / Barricade
7. President At The Train
8. Who Are You? (Dialogue)
9. Police Action
10. Romero And The President
11. The President Is Gone
12. 69th Street Bridge
13. Over The Wall
14. The Name Is Plissken (Dialogue)
15. Snake Shake$48.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Wet Leather (Out Of Stock)Originally issued as a limited cassette on Mirror Universe Tapes, Wet Leather is fully realized with 6 bonus tracks and expanded artwork. The Slasher Film Festival Strategy has recorded countless releases over the last 17 years. Think of Wet Leather as the score to an unrealized film that channels b-movies, slasher films, horror, and of course John Carpenter. Aquarius Records speaks highly of SFFS. This guy does it way better than most. The synth sounds are thick and gristly, the melodies sinister and ominous, the tracks laced with skeletal drum machines, and sweeping epic backdrops, as far as Carpenter / Goblin worship goes, it doesn't get much better than this. For fans of Brad Fidel, John Carpenter, Death Waltz Recording Company, Boards of Canada, Sinking Body.1. Lost Time
2. Forced Entry
3. The Other Self
4. The Stalker
5. Shadow Lurker
6. Reflection of the Blade
8. Call of the Night
9. Wet Leather
10. The Hunt
11. Blackest Black
12. The Chase
14. Plastic Bags
15. Heart of Darkness
16. No One Will Ever Love You$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock