Hello all, this week we continue our partnership with with Italian legends Cinevox & AMS Records to bring you a deadly leather gloved triple bill of officially licensed Italian horror classics, as well as a HALLOWEEN themed double sided Slipmat designed by Gary Pullin so you can stay spooky all year round!
First off, we have our version of Dario Argento’s Giallo classic TENEBRE with new artwork by Randy Ortiz and audio taken directly from the Cinevox Archives. We are also releasing LA SETTA (aka THE SECT) featuring a beguiling score by Pino Donaggio, lastly, we bring you Mario Bava’s masterpiece SHOCK featuring music by Libra - this definitive 2XLP LP set features 12 exclusive tracks that have never been released on vinyl before!
Both TENEBRE & LA SETTA are one-off pressings and strictly limited to 500 units. All titles feature tracks pulled directly from the Cinevox archives.
As usual, new releases and restocks go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT) via mondotees.com.
NEW THIS WEEK
TENEBRE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Music performed by Simonetti - Pignatelli - Morante. Artwork by Randy Ortiz. Strictly one off pressing of 500 units on 140 Gram Transparent Rred vinyl. Expected to Ship in November 2019. Ships Worldwide. $30
TENEBRE is the 1982 Giallo masterpiece from Director Dario Argento. Although his frequent musical collaborators Goblin had disbanded while he was filming, Argento managed to convince three members of the group to reform and record the score to TENEBRE. Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli & Massimo Morante re-assembled in their studio and managed to deliver one of the greatest soundtracks of the 80s, Simonetti brought with him his love of Italio disco and the mixture of solid disco grooves and their intense, tight Prog Rock stylings is nothing short of astonishing. The lead track is a vocoder lead freakout that mixes disco, rock with church organs, and screeching synth leads and that pretty much sets the tone for the entire record. TENEBRE is far more electronic based than the majority of the bands scores for Argento and it really shines alongside other classic such as SUSPIRIA and DEEP RED.
LA SETTA (THE SECT) - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Pino Donaggio. Artwork by Eric Adrian Lee. Pressed on 140 Gram Clear vinyl. Strictly ltd one off pressing of 500 units only. Expected to Ship in November 2019. Ships Worldwide. $30
Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the complete score to director Michele Soavi’s 1991 horror film, THE SECT (Italian title: LA SETTA), also known as THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER. This demonic cinematic offering, co-written and produced by Dario Argento, features a brilliant score by one of the great maestros of horror film composing, Pino Donaggio (CARRIE, PIRANHA, TOURIST TRAP, BLACK CAT, THE HOWLING, et al.). For this film, Donaggio incorporates synthesizers, electronic percussion, and a creepy chorus of voices to capture the ominous occult atmosphere of Soavi’s work. With plenty of jumps and scares, Donaggio expertly accentuates the tension onscreen with this frightfully foreboding score. As you drop the needle on this satanical slab of wax, be prepared to relish in some auditory Luciferian delights as you fall under the spell of THE SECT (Alfonso Carrillo, RENDEZVOUS, LA).
SHOCK - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Music by Libra. Artwork by Eric Adrian Lee. Definitive vinyl re-issue spIit across 2 LPs including 12 tracks never before released on vinyl, all direct from the Cinevox/AMS archives. 2X 140 Gram LP. Expected to Ship in November 2019. Ships Worldwide. $30
SHOCK was released in 1977 and directed by horror maestro Mario Bava, released while Italian horror cinema was at its peak, following the international success of Dario Argento with DEEP RED and SUSPIRIA. While Goblin soundtracked the work of Argento, the choice for the music of SHOCK fell on Libra, (distant relatives of Goblin , thanks to drummer Walter Martino and guitarist Carlo Pennisi). In ‘77 Libra, after a brief dalliance with legendary soul/funk label Motown, had practically split up, but on the insistence of Bava they found the necessary inspiration to record the soundtrack to SHOCK, you could say the score was inspired by Goblin’s mix of Prog, Funk and Synths, but it absolutely rages with its own personality. It contains some outrageous over the top prog, terrifying synth attacks, delicate and acoustic atmospheres as well as dissonant and avant-garde soundscapes.
HALLOWEEN Slipmat. Designed by Gary Pullin. Double sided premium felt Slipmat to help your record deck stay spooky all year round. Expected to Ship in November 2019. Ships Worldwide. $12
BUIO OMEGA - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Goblin. Artwork by Randy Ortiz. Pressed on 180 Gram Translucent Gold vinyl. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships Worldwide. $30
PROFONDO ROSSO - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Pressed on 2X 140 Gram Red vinyl. Housed inside a gatefold sleeve with spot metallic ink. Artwork by Randy Ortiz. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships Worldwide. $35.