This week Mondo is proud to present another incredible score by our dear friend Nathan Johnson, this time the premiere physical release of his 2021 collaboration with the great Guillermo Del Toro ... NIGHTMARE ALLEY.
That's not all ... we are excited to finally release our exclusive colorway of Brian Metolius' score to Patrick Willems' debut feature NIGHT OF THE COCONUT (number six on Letterboxd's list of “2022 Highest Rated Narrative Directorial Debuts”)!
We also are restocking copies of our SHINING 7-inch, for those who missed out on the exclusive that came with the amazing Rough Trade book.
As always, all new releases go on sale on Wednesday at 12PM CT on mondoshop.com.
NIGHTMARE ALLEY - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
Those familiar with the incredible work of Nathan Johnson will not be surprised by his melody-forward approach to such a dark and cynical film. Occasionally bleak but always gorgeous, the film delivers on its promise of grifters and hubris, but Nathan's score balances the equation with a propulsive and somber and simple score. Nathan Johnson and Guillermo Del Toro made beautiful music together. It is a brilliant partnership, one that I hope continues into future productions.
Pressed on 2x 140 Gram Gold Nugget Vinyl (also available on 2x 140 Black Vinyl) and housed in a gold-foil stamped gatefold jacket, wrapped in a foil stamped belly band, and featuring a bonus track by Hoagy Carmichael ("Stardust") not available on the digital album.
NIGHTMARE ALLEY - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Nathan Johnson. Bonus track by Hoagy Carmichael. Pressed on Mondo Exclusive 2x 140 Gram Gold Nugget vinyl. Also available on 2x 140 Gram Black vinyl. $40
NIGHT OF THE COCONUT - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK LP
How do you succinctly describe NIGHT OF THE COCONUT? Over the course of the last three years, filmmaker and film essayist Patrick Willems has been crafting a metanarrative across his dozens of YouTube videos involving an evil, fame-seeking interdimensional being named Charl. What started as a short film to wrap up loose ends became a feature length film - Patrick's first.
Those who are familiar with Patrick Willem's videos will appreciate the meta aspect of this story, but the real-life narrative that led to the production of this film is equally fascinating. He has produced several videos about the behind-the-scenes aspects that are just as interesting as the essays he produces himself. (His most recent deep dive into Michael Bay's AMBULANCE made me reconsider that film's excellence!) It's simultaneously a deep dive into how the collaborative nature of filmmaking, storytelling, and criticism interact with each other, while also being a fun story about a floating coconut with plans to take over the world.
Brian Metolius, Patrick's long-time composer, has put together a score and soundtrack that is equal parts sci-fi synthcore, and full-on campy musical. It's John Carpenter meets Adam Schlesinger's work on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND. Everything about this project and release is so singular and important, we are proud to be the home of the soundtrack to this film (NIGHT OF THE COCONUT is streaming exclusively on NEBULA).
Featuring original artwork by Colin Murdoch and pressed on Mondo Exclusive Coconut Brown vinyl (limited to 200 copies), we hope this is not the introduction of the work of Patrick Willems to you. But if it is, welcome to the club. As fans of film, this is a perfect place to start.
NIGHT OF THE COCONUT - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Brian Metolius. Pressed on Mondo Exclusive 140 Gram Coconut Brown vinyl. Edition of 200. $30