By Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL
If you were not at Beyond Fest then you certainly read it at Shock first that John Carpenter was aligning with a record company to put out a “Lost Themes” album. Today, more info has been revealed regarding that album, furthermore, you can hear a track as well!
It appears Sacred Bones Records will be bringing this thing to life. If you go to their site now, you’ll find their landing page has a sample called “Vortex.” It is very much in line Carpenter’s “vibe.”
Justin Ishmael of Mondo released an awesome tease via his Instagram yesterday. I suspect we’ll see an official “announcement” later today or tomorrow (Thursday). He posted a picture of the package art you see here of a Pet Sematary vinyl that will be available to order on Friday. That’s right, Elliot Goldenthal’s score is being released. And that artwork is magnificent. Would love to get that on my wall.
John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis participated in a Q&A last night in Hollywood for a Halloween screening event put on by Beyond Fest.
While you can get some of the highlights from the event in our previous report here, there’s one thing that was certainly deserving of its own news item.
Carpenter revealed that early next year, he’ll be putting out an album that will contain all of his “lost” themes. That should be an interesting mix, for sure!
More new vinyl news out of MondoCon this weekend. At the Death Waltz Records table, the team presented a look at their next release The Equestrian Vortex. Does that ring a bell?
That’s the film within Berberian Sound Studio with the terrific theme musical and credits sequence. The Equestrian Vortex is arguably the best thing about Peter Strickland’s movie starring Toby Jones.
MondoCon is coming to Austin, Texas this weekend, bringing with it all sorts of goodies, guests and panels. Shock will be present, so stay tuned for some fun coverage.
One of the many cool items to be available for purchase by attendees is the newly-announced vinyl for the original score from Shaun of the Dead to celebrate the rom-zom-com’s 10th anniversary with artwork by Jock.
Mondo is also releasing the soundtracks for Looper and Music For 2001: A Space Odyssey with artwork and package design by Jay Shaw.
Mondo is thrilled to announce its programming lineup of panels and screening events for MondoCon, set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX.
Mondo is creating a convention unlike any other, bringing together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, toy creators as well as filmmakers, composers and more.
Panels and screenings will take place in the theater and the exhibition hall will host booths for individual artists and companies featuring artwork and products for sale. The exhibition hall will also offer a unique chance for fans to interact with creators in an intimate environment.
One Way Static is now taking pre-orders for two October vinyl releases. The first – and this is the way that get my little black heart pumping – is Simon Boswell’s score for Stagefright (or Stage Fright or Stagefright: Aquarius or Bloody Bird or Deliria – you pick the title you prefer) by Michele Soavi. Those in the U.S. can pre-order this one through Light in the Attic.
Waxwork Records revealed today that it is handling the vinyl release of the Starry Eyes soundtrack. This is significant in that it’s the first contemporary score Waxwork is releasing. Previous releases include Re-Animator, Day of the Dead, Rosemary’s Baby, Creepshow and Chopping Mall. Friday the 13th is on the way later this month.
Starry Eyes’ score was composed by Room 237’s Jonathan Snipes. You can read my review of the film – which wowed me at SXSW – right here. Dark Sky Films is distributing; we’re just awaiting a release date. Get a sample of the score below.
Lunaris Records landed on our radar when it announced a Witchboard 7″ soundtrack release along with some Night of the Demons goodies. Those are now available in the company’s store here. Today, I’m here to tell you that Lunaris’ soundtrack release of Street Trash is now up for pre-order.
You can buy it on CD, cassette or vinyl. I ran into a Lunaris rep at Comic-Con and he gave me a CD and, I have to say, I forgot how much fun this score is. The hilarious thing about their presentation is the score is occasionally broken up by the sounds of people melting. Good stuff!