Directed by Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) and starring Sophia Lillis (It Chapters 1 and 2), Gretel & Hansel is a 2020 American Dark Fantasy Horror Film based on the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm. The story is set a long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside and focuses on a young girl who leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. Gretel & Hansel offers a horrifying untold story to the classic fairytale.
The soundtrack by Paris-based composer Rob (Maniac, Revenge, Horns) is a haunting and hypnotic electronic soundscape that features Moog synthesizers and a mellotron. There was no orchestra involved in the creating process, as ROB played all instruments himself, except from additional cellos by his recording partner Moritz Reich.
From the composer: “The idea was to avoid the traditional musical schemes used in tales - such as the use of symphonic orchestras - and therefore find a more original and specific color, using both warm and synthetic sounds with the predominance of the mellotron and the Moog synths.
I find it essential to create melodies that we can sing or whistle (themes, ritournelle...), as, in horror cinema, it is usually the opposite, where the music rather has a tendency toward structure and abstraction. For this project, which is a film about kids, it seemed important to have that.”
Waxwork Records is excited to present Gretel & Hansel as a deluxe vinyl release featuring the complete film music by Rob, 180 gram "Witchcraft Splatter" colored vinyl, new artwork by Sara Deck, old-style tip-on gatefold jackets with satin coating, and heavyweight printed inner sleeves. The packaging, artwork, and design is a nod to classic fairytale books such as Little Golden Books.
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Deluxe Vinyl: $30
CD with Gatefold Booklet Packaging: $16
Pre-Order Friday, January 31st