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John Carpenter In Association With Alan Howarth

They Live - OST

    A classic story of one man fighting for the freedom of the world with a great science-fiction twist. This movie is full of amazing dialogue and also contains the greatest fist fight in the history of cinema. Like most of Carpenter's films, They Live has an urban-western feel to it, which is emphasized by the infectious score.

    Celebrated designer and artist Alan Hynes has crafted a spectacular collectible package for the soundtrack befitting the film’s theme of subliminal communication, utilizing the iconic sunglasses to reveal hidden messages as you pull the disc sleeve from the slip case.

    Carpenter and Howarth's main theme conjures up images of a lone cowboy entering town, with the main melody augmented with the sounds of harmonica and saxophone. There's a carefree attitude which reflects Rowdy Roddy Piper's character, but the score takes on a more sinister tone when he realizes he doesn't know anything about what's really going on. Carpenter's signature synth tones create an uncomfortable atmosphere, but the main bassline is always fighting against them, never giving up. Electric guitar is used fleetingly, but brilliantly, and the whole score embodies the kind of rebelling against authority Carpenter is famous for. They Live will rock your world without the need for a Brazilian plastic surgeon to put you back together again.


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    LP Info: 180g black vinyl.

    Ennio Morricone

    Four Flies On Grey Velvet (4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio) - OST

      Manic percussion, tense staccato strings, discordant piano riffs, and jazz-rock motifs – this is Il Maestro at his finest. Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the definitive release of Ennio Morricone’s score to Dario Argento’s 1972 giallo classic Four Flies On Grey Velvet (a.k.a. 4 mosche di velluto grigio). Based around a psychologically embattled rock musician who finds himself in extraordinarily mysterious circumstances, Argento’s third film (as well as the last offering of his “Animal Trilogy”) is an excellent example of what the genre has to offer – a true Italian thriller/horror film that is sure to please any discerning genre film aficionado.

      This superb offering by Maestro Morricone, with orchestration by the legendary Bruno Nicolai, features everything a fan of the weird, avant-garde, and macabre could want, including hauntingly beautiful vocals by renowned Italian singer, Edda Dell’Orso. Take heed, dear friends, for a bevy of sublime sonic sounds will undoubtedly delight your ears. Perfect for late night listening or for DJing out to an audience of (cult)ivated and dedicated cinephiles, this soundtrack is a beauty to behold. Stunningly packaged with retina pleasing artwork, see how many flies you can spot …on grey velvet.


      FORMAT INFORMATION

      2xColoured LP Info: Clear vinyl.

      Tiny Star

      EP

        This is the debut EP from Tiny Star (The Blasting Company, with Eddika Organista and Harlan Silverman). Born from their time composing the incredible soundtrack to the 2014 animated mini-series Over The Garden Wall, The Blasting Company set out to fully realize the music of one of their many in-universe bands: Tiny Star. The results are a blissful collection of dream pop songs, filled with stellar synth and delicate vocals. Featuring all new artwork by Patrick McHale (creator) and Levon Jihanian (illustrator) of Over The Garden Wall.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured Mini LP Info: 180g purple vinyl.

        Madman is the classic '80s slasher movie that tells the tale of Madman Marz. A group gather round a fire to trade scary stories, and one of the stories is about Madman Marz, who killed his entire family with an axe but was never found. It’s not long before Madman Marz is back and terrorizing the kids in camp in all manner of horrific ways. And while it follows the traditional tropes of early '80s slashers, what sets Madman apart from all the other slashers of that time period is the direction, the cinematography, and the music; all are assured and help lift Madman above nearly all the films from this time period.

        The score by Steve Horelick is absolute early synth heaven, using all manner of analog synths to create layers of sound that really have stood the test of time. Available here for the first time in any format, you can not only enjoy the synth score, but also all the songs included in the soundtrack written by producer and co-creator Gary Sales! All music is taken from the original 35mm negative and has been painstakingly transferred by Gary Sales, edited by Death Waltz’s Spencer Hickman, and mastered by James Plotkin. 


        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xColoured LP Info: 180g red and blue vinyl.

        Gregory Tripi

        MA - OST

          Tate Taylor’s excellent psychological horror film MA finds Octavia Spencer offering suspicious generosity with some warning signs — a classic tale of what happens when something seems too good to be true. Composer Gregory Tripi’s fantastic, mostly electronic score is laced with the type of ambient beauty, ominous energy, and berserk passages that a story this unhinged requires. He uses analog synths, along with elements such as a live cello, pitched wine glasses and a ukulele, made from a bento box, to craft a score that, like Spencer’s Ma character, lulls you in with a false sense of security before stopping you cold with a deeply crushing sense of terror that hits you at your core.

          Death Waltz Recording Co. and Lakeshore Records are proud to present the score to Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett's (You're Next & The Guest) "Blair Witch".

          Unfathomably dark and claustrophobic, much like the original motion picture, the tense, dark ambience permeating off the wax is nothing short of horrifying...

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          LP Info: Limited one time pressing of 1000 copies worldwide. 180g black as night vinyl.

          Debut LP from Graham Reznick on Death Waltz Originals, his is a name you may not know but you have certainly seen and heard his work over the last ten years or so. Sound designer on House Of The Devil & Innkeepers as well as co-writer of the video game horror hit Until Dawn.

          For his first solo LP he has used his home town of Los Angeles as his muse, lush electronic soundscapes buzz under neon soaked streets, providing a warm, hazy record that shimmers with positivity. The record is split between rousing electronic bangers and more contemplative tracks and makes the perfect late night listen whether you are crying in the car or home on your sofa.


          Lucio Fulci directed this dystopian sci-fi epic in 1984. In 2072 the world is ruled by TV networks. Two of these networks are locked in a bitter rating battle and in finding more ways to outdo each other one of them decides to host a Roman centurion style battle to the death featuring convicted murderers fighting each other on motorcycles (wait is this a documentary?) As you would expect from Fulci it’s outrageous, silly, super entertaining and full of over the top violence. The score was composed by Maestro Riz Ortolani and here he delivers one of his most bombastic, striking (and fun) scores. Loaded with killer synth lines, chunky riffs and pounding synthetic drums.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: Red vinyl, limited to 150 copies in the UK.

          Ola Fløttum

          Thelma

            Thelma is a 2017 coming of supernatural coming of age story directed by Joachim Trier that has just been tapped for a big budget studio remake from the team behind I, Tonya. The film centres around Thelma a shy introvert that leaves her family behind to go and study in the city. She befriends Anja an outgoing student and the two have an immediate and intense attraction. To say more would ruin the film as its dark tale of love, loss supernatural abilities unfolds.

            The score by Ola Fløttum is full of starkly beautiful dark strings and mood pieces washed over with the occasional synth drone or texture, it’s hauntingly beautiful, captivating and absolutely ranks as one of our favourite scores from the last few years, if you were a fan of Let The Right One In you should immediately seek out Thelma as we are sure you’ll fall in love with it as much as we did.

            Slava Tsukerman

            Liquid Sky - OST

              Liquid Sky is the cult film to end all cult movies! Set in 1982 Microscopic aliens arrive on earth to feed on the endorphins of herion addicts in the hip club scene of Downtown New York City. The aliens land on the roof of an apartment block and soon realize they get a better lunch when feeding off orgasms!

              The music is as wild as the premise of the film. Composed by director Slava Tsukerman himself using an array of early analog synthesisers and samplers, he mixes original compositions with electronic versions of symphonic classics to striking effect. The score is dizzying, hallucinatory and off kilter. Completely wild and free from the trappings of both traditional film and score Tsukerman lets loose with a score that is at times terrifying, at others soothing but always interesting and like nothing you have ever heard before. The score peaks with “Me & My Rhythm Box” featuring a performance by Paula E. Sheppard that has become a staple DJ’s the world over. Far ahead of its time, both the film and the score have had lasting influence on todays culture. Everyone from Larry Tee, Fischerspooner, Lady Gaga & SIA have borrowed something from it.


              Ruggero Deodato’s House On The Edge Of The Park is obviously inspired by Last House On The Left (even down to stealing Last House star David Hess), the films a notorious 1980’s Italian Horror movie and was banned in several countries including the UK. It’s vicious and nasty, reveling in its own depravity. The score by Maestro Riz Ortolani is is the complete opposite, side 1 is bright and airy featuring the absolute stole cold disco classic ‘Do It To Me’ as well as the beautiful melody of ‘Sweetly’ featuring vocals by Diana Corsini, whilst Side 2 features the wonderful mellow track ‘Love Sequence’ as well as the more ominous ‘Terror Sequence’. 

              Dolls

              Pop The Bubble

                Having spent the last year relentlessly gigging in and around the capital, packing out venues and being heavily championed by Radio X & BBC Introducing, Dolls have spent the summer working with Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds / Grinderman drummer Jim Sclavunos on their new “Pop The Bubble EP”.

                The 2-piece, comprising Jade (guitar and vocals) and Bel (drums and vocals), can today reveal lead single “Sugar Free”. A riotous example of their infectious grunge-punk, it’s a song on the bands views about “the use-and-throwaway society around us today, how superficial people's lives can be, and how rapidly people's values and what's on-trend can change”

                Drummer Bel goes on to further explain, “It was a spontaneous song that came out of Jade's improvised guitar riff. When we were writing lyrics I had a sugar free drink and started thinking how people can get so pissed off when they ask for diet coke and get regular. So it represents those kind of first world problems & concerns about how our worst nightmare could be something so shallow that it's just ridiculous”.


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                12" Info: Multi-coloured (pink, blue and purple) and etched vinyl.

                John Carpenter & Alan Howarth

                Halloween 2

                  Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the return of one of horror's scariest boogeymen, as well as one of the genre's most iconic theme tunes with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score to HALLOWEEN II. Set directly after the events of the first film, Rick Rosenthal's sequel sets itself up as the slasher equivalent of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, making a family connection between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers while getting some good kills in at the same time. Carpenter and Howarth's score is beefier and more intense than before, using layers of electronics to drive the audience to madness.

                  As before, Myers aka “The Shape” is propelled by that theme, souped up with a new and more powerful arrangement from Carpenter and Howarth. HALLOWEEN II is more overtly synth and is perhaps less focused than the original score, although that certainly means it's nastier and more schizophrenic. The score also brings back the evocative 'Laurie's Theme', incorporating into a score full of harrowing musical effect, its synthesised howls and wails piercing your ears so that by the time 'Mr. Sandman' comes around, you'll feel just like the final girl, delirious at having survived the aural ordeal. And that's just when The Shape wakes up.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Coloured LP Info: Orange vinyl.

                  John Carpenter & Alan Howarth

                  Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch

                    It's been a long, hard road for Halloween III: The Season Of The Witch to be accepted within the Halloween franchise, but it is now widely considered to be one of the best horror movies of the ‘80s. The packaging for this release is also completely singular and jaw-dropping; designed by Alan Hynes it's unlike all of the other re-issues in this series. It's still designed to fit in the collectors box and really helps solidify what an outlier Halloween III is in the overall series.

                    The film is unique not only due to it lacking Michael Myers (save for a brief appearance on a TV screen) but also for its score. John Carpenter and Alan Howarth completely jettisoned their previous work and deliver nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. The lead track 'Chariots Of Pumpkins' is an epic 4/4 beat-driven synth-banger that has regularly been played by DJs over the last 10 years. The rest of the score features lush pads, Linn drums aplenty and veers from beautiful blissed-out ambient drones to sinister stinger-driven mood pieces. Absolutely outstanding stuff.

                    Alan Howarth

                    Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myres

                      To celebrate 40 years of the Halloween franchise Death Waltz Recording Company are thrilled to bring you a newly remastered version of the score to Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers on vinyl for the first time in 30 years. This score marked the first time Howarth was working solo within the Halloween franchise and he takes the blueprint Carpenter and himself created but weaves new themes for both Jamie and Michael within the familiar framework of the 5/4 theme timing.


                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Coloured LP Info: 180g orange vinyl.

                      Alan Howarth

                      Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers

                        The Revenge Of Michael Myers has again been freshly remastered by composer Alan Howarth for this first vinyl reissue in 30 years. He once again takes the familiar Halloween blueprint but expands it greatly utilising layers of synths to create a fresh take on something that is familiar to all fans of the franchise.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Coloured LP Info: 180g orange vinyl.

                        Various Artists

                        The Bad Batch - Original Soundtrack

                          Death Waltz Recording Co., in conjunction with Lakeshore Records, is proud to present the soundtrack to THE BAD BATCH, the sophomore film from Ana Lily Amirpour. As with Amirpour's debut film, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, music is an essential ingredient throughout THE BAD BATCH and it more than lives up to its predecessor's killer soundtrack. This time lines of dialogue from the film are interspersed throughout the songs creating a truly immersive listening experience. The songs themselves run from bona fide pop bangers (Ace of Base and Culture Club), cutting edge techno/electro (Black Light Smoke and Path Du Prince), shimmering electronica (Darkside/Chilled By Nature), through to the classic spaghetti stylings of Death Waltz's own Federale. The package is rounded out with die-cut artwork by Jay Shaw. He did such a killer job on the A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT record packaging, that it was no brainer we bring him back for this psychedelic mind-expanding record.

                          "Amirpour know how to make something sound and look effortlessly Capital C, Cool; that kind of uber-Velvet Underground-y cool that intimidates regular civilians who wouldn’t dare roll up in that club. Electronic artists like Black Light Smoke, Pantha Du Prince provide the pulsating sick beats that propel her narratives (Francis Harris, Chilled By Nature deliver quirkier EDM), and groups like White Lies and Federale offer soaring, moody and entrancing post-punky artrock that sweeps and elevated. Perhaps unsurprisingly she’s not above ironic musical gags either, using Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon” and Ace Of Base to great effect. “Bad Batch” might be uneven, if memorable and beguiling, but its group of tracks is a bumper crop.” The Playlist - Best soundtracks of 2017.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xLtd LP Info: 2 x 180g black vinyl. Bespoke die cut gatefold sleeve featuring spot varnish 425gsm jackets.

                          Anton Maiovvi & The Karakura Orchestra

                          Abdullah - Original Score

                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                            One off pressing for Record Store Day 2017 featuring 180g coloured vinyl and a DVD featuring the short film Abdullah housed inside a 425gsm sleeve complete with a download card.

                            Maiovvi’s score is a powerhouse tour de force featuring his signature raw electro sound blended with traditional Turkish sound structures and instruments. He has managed to create something totally unique, dark disco that is familiar yet totally alien. The perfect follow up from his last short Yellow. We are very proud to highlight the short film Abdullah included here as a bonus Blu Ray, shot on 35mm the film looks magnificent and the dark tale is perfectly suited to Maiovvi’s delirious take on Turkish standards.

                            UK = 500 Red Vinyl

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Coloured LP Info: Includes DVD.

                            Angelo Badalamenti

                            Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

                              Fire Walk With Me is an altogether more brooding affair than the Twin Peaks series soundtrack. Badalamenti won a grammy for the title track of this LP and it’s not hard to see why- it’s dangerous, and bursting with smokey jazz thanks to Jimmy Scott. Death Waltz went back to the master tapes in the Warner Archives and had this recut to fit across two LPs as the score clocks in at 51 minutes. It sounds incredible and punchy, but super nuanced too.

                              • Director approved artwork
                              • Composer approved audio
                              • Sleeve notes by film critic Mark Kermode (approved by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti)
                              • Vinyl re-master by Tal Miller at Warner Archives
                              • Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl
                              • 2 x 180G Cherry Pie vinyl
                              • 425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke black die cut outer jacket with black spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip.

                              Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to present The Greasy Strangler. The film was featured on Sundance’s Midnight section and drew immediate hype for its singular vision. The Fright File wrote “Complementing every scene in an incalculable way is one of the most pronounced and inspired music scores and soundtracks in recent memory, an instantly catchy, appropriately playful lo-fi orgy of electronic synth compositions from Fuck Buttons band member Andrew Hung”.

                              Hung’s score reflects the onscreen insanity perfectly offering an extremely twisted musical electronic soundtrack reminiscent of 80s video games complete with chiptune vocals, children’s keyboards and playful bouncy beats, it’s the kind of off kilter musical styling’s you might find from the residents in some of their more delirious pop moments.

                              Andrew Hung is a producer/composer who first came to prominence as a founding member of electronic-rock band Fuck Buttons. The group is highly regarded for their powerful live performances and all three of their album releases were met with universal critical acclaim. Since their inception in 2007, they have headlined multiple world tours, headlined many festivals including the Park Stage at Glastonbury, collaborated and remixed Jean-Michel Jarre, Moby and Caribou (amongst others), and featured in the opening ceremony of the Olympics 2012 which was watched by over 900 million people worldwide.

                              In 2012, Hung founded the songstress project Dawn Hunger, which featured his writing and production, performed by an electronic/vocalist duo. The group went on to tour the UK that year and released their single “Stumbling Room” on Hung’s own label “Mourning Joy”.

                              In 2015, Hung released two eps of fun-inspired music called “Rave Cave 1” and “Rave Cave 2” both written whilst on tour. Pitchfork noted the music was “heavy on the ears and on the heart”. This same year, Hung produced the blistering Mauritius afro-punk 5-piece band Zun Zun Egui. The result was “Shackles Gift”; the album’s hyperkinetic sound heaped praise on by the music press.

                              At the end of the same year, Hung was asked by director Jim Hosking to compose the soundtrack for his depraved comedy “The Greasy Strangler”. The film featured at Sundance’s Midnight section and drew immediate hype for its singular vision. The Fright File wrote “Complementing every scene in an incalculable way is one of the most pronounced and inspired music scores and soundtracks in recent memory, an instantly catchy, appropriately playful lo-fi orgy of electronic synth compositions from Fuck Buttons band member Andrew Hung”.

                              In 2016, Hung collaborated with Brit Award winner Beth Orton on her album “Kidsticks”. The two wrote and produced the music together over the course of 2 years. The album was proclaimed a return to Orton’s career high with many proposing it her best yet. Treblezine wrote, “"Hung’s contribution to Kidsticks may be the most striking and sweeping of any collaborator Orton’s ever employed—not a paltry statement since those past partners include William Orbit and Jim O’Rourke”.


                              Giona Ostinelli

                              Darling OST

                                How does it sound when you’re slowly being driven insane? Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to bring you a soundtrack that aurally illustrates this in great detail in the form of Giona Ostinelli’s mesmerising score to DARLING. Written and directed by Mickey Keating (POD) and starring Lauren Ashley Carter (THE WOMAN) and genre favourite Sean Young (BLADE RUNNER), the film is a psychological horror in the vein of pictures like such Roman Polanski’s REPULSION, and features a young woman who becomes a caretaker of an isolated New York mansion and is driven slowly insane while walking the corridors.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                LP Info: One-off pressing of 100 for the UK & 100 for the US on 180 gram Black Vinyl. Housed inside a 425gsm sleeve.
                                Artwork by Jay Shaw.


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