Music Weekly: Alien Day Edition

Hello everyone - break from the norm this week! In honor of LV-426 (Alien Day) we are going to be dropping our new releases tomorrow, TUESDAY April 26th at 11AM CST.

Prometheus Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Composed by Marc Streitenfeld. Artwork by Kilian Eng. Featuring liner notes by Marc Streitenfeld. 45RPM. Pressed on 180 Gram Engineer White Vinyl with Grey Splatter (limited to 1000 copies). Also available in 180 Gram Black. On sale Tuesday (4/26) at 11AM CST. $35

Mondo is pleased to present the premiere vinyl soundtrack release to Ridley Scott's 2012 film, Prometheus. Picking up the reigns of the franchise he created, Prometheus tells a genesis tale setting the stage for events to come in the Alien franchise. The film explores the origins of the Space Jockey and the Xenomorph, while simultaneously telling a fractured tale of the perils of meeting one's creator.

Composed by Scott's long time collaborator Marc Streitenfeld, the music of Prometheus is as haunting as it is meditative and triumphant; a fresh approach to scoring a familiar universe. Keeping with the trend of bringing a new sound to each successive Alien film, this one sounds like it was written to be heard blasting from the speakers of an IMAX theater. Streitenfeld takes advantage of the locales, writing music for lush landscapes and barren caves,occasionally writing compositions backwards, reversing them in post to produce a sense of uneasiness inherent with exploring the unfamiliar. Prometheus is a unique listening experience that fits perfectly side-by-side with the other films in the saga.

This limited edition 2XLP set is pressed on heavy weight vinyl, cut at 45RPM and features exclusive liner notes by composer Marc Streitenfeld. Begins shipping Mid-May.

Aliens Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Composed by James Horner Artwork by Kilian Eng. Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl. On sale Tuesday (4/26) at 11AM CST. $35

The Academy Award-nominated score for Aliens is an appropriate musical companion to this wildly successful sequel. Much like the film, the soundtrack is a departure from the original, but equally beloved. Composer James Horner took the reigns from the previous film's composer, Jerry Goldsmith, and made something of his own, blending the suspense and horror that the franchise is known for with an element of adventure that is unique to this entry.

This deluxe edition soundtrack features over a dozen cues that have never before been released on vinyl including 5 bonus tracks. Commenting on the design, artist Killian Eng said, “I wanted the alien to play a big role but at the same time incorporate its shape into the materials of the space station, almost like it becomes the station itself, keeping the marines in a steady merciless grip.”

Aliens Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Liquid-Filled) 2XLP. Composed by James Horner. Artwork by Kilian Eng. Pressed on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl with Xenomorph Blood liquid. Edition of 75 units. On sale Tuesday (4/26) at 11AM CST. $225

The same release as above, pressed on clear vinyl and filled with a Green Xenomorph blood liquid. These are painstakingly hand-made by our pal Curtis Godino and super limited.

NOTE: A small allotment of the edition of 75 will be available at the pop-up shop inside the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse in Austin at 5PM CST on Tuesday (4/26).

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