We are very excited to continue our ongoing series of releases with TOHO. This week’s release is our first non-GODZILLA related title in the form of SPACE AMOEBA, an incredibly fun Kaiju film, loaded with some exceptional man-in-a-suit mayhem and destruction. Blessed with an incredible score from Akira Ifukube, it's available this Wednesday for the first time on vinyl.
In addition, the package features artwork from Matt Taylor, who killed it. Finally, we hit the finished package with a clear UV ink that looks insane in blacklight.
As always, all new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at 12 PM CT.
The organism then mutates into giant kaiju that mimic a cuttlefish, a stone crab, and a matamata turtle, and uses these destructive forms in their plan to take over the planet. The only thing that stands between humanity and the insidious invertebrates is a group of photographers doing recon for a tourism company!
Directing, of course, is the legendary Ishirō Honda (MOTHRA, RODAN) alongside producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, with the dreamy Akira Kubo (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS) as photographer Kudo. As with GODZILLA, Honda recruited the great Akira Ifukube to compose the thrilling score, and Ifukube brought his trademark innovation and dramatic grandeur.
The title theme is beautifully distinctive, mixing thick brass and low piano to match the destruction of the kaiju with higher horns and trumpet, providing a lighter contrast. Ifukube scores action and horror with his iconic lumbering colours but provides suspense with piano and otherworldly strings, with a unique slithering theme for the evil amoeba. Another Ifukube triumph! (Charlie Brigden)
SPACE AMOEBA - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Akira Ifukube. Artwork by Matt Taylor. Numbered edition of 2500, pressed on 140 Gram Helios 7 Vinyl. (Also available on 140 Gram "Eco" Vinyl). Packaged in a blacklight UV activated gatefold sleeve. $30.