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Der 2012er SciFi-Film Beyond The Black Rainbow war ja trotz des gefeierten Trailers dann doch eher ziemlich egaler, mittelmäßiger Scheiß. Aber eins hatte er: Einen sensationellen Soundtrack, irgendwo zwischen 70s Giallo und Carpenter. Und der bekommt nun einen offiziellen Release. Das Teil erscheint Ende August, bestellen kann man die Vinyl-Version bei Death Waltz Records.
JAGJAGUWAR & Death Waltz Recording Company are proud and excited to release a true masterpiece into the world with the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos’ BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW. Posited as a “lost film” of the 1980s, the film is inspired by classic dystopian fiction and the obscure SF movies you used to see on the shelves of the local video store when you were a kid. As such, the brilliant soundtrack by Sinoia Caves – aka composer Jeremy Schmidt – blends seamlessly amongst its influences of Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter, with the latter’s mark heard on the oppressive synth percussion of the main titles and the catchy melodies heard throughout.
Schmidt’s score is many things – haunting, uncompromising, intense – but is always a fascinating listen. While the seemingly retro-modernist sound is almost its own genre now, the music doesn’t come across as an imitation, and instead stands on its own as a genuinely original work. Using familiar elements such as the mellotron and the processed vocal samples, Schmidt puts it in that 70s-80s aesthetic and then builds a beautiful and terrifying score with those tools. Simply put, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW is an astounding piece of work and must not be missed.
Death Waltz: LP DW29.5 RELEASED 02/09/14 BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW
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