Waxwork Records is proud to release John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score. Released in 1981, Escape From New York is a science fiction action film co-written and co-scored by John Carpenter starring Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, and Harry Dean Stanton. The film is set in the near-future world of 1997 where the United States has devolved into a coast to coast crime-ridden continent. Manhattan Island in New York City has been converted into the country’s maximum security prison where criminal offenders are transported and forgotten. In an effort to kidnap the president of the United States, Air Force One is hijacked by insurgents and purposefully crashed into New York City. Ex-soldier and current federal prisoner, Snake Plissken (Russell) is given just 24 hours to go in and rescue the president (Pleasence), after which, if successful, Snake will be pardoned.
John Carpenter’s Escape From New York received commercial success upon its summer 1981 release and is now considered a cult classic. The film has inspired popular video games such as Metal Gear Solid, filmmakers such as J.J. Abrams, and authors such as William Gibson.
The score was written by John Carpenter and co-produced by Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Howarth used equipment including ARP and Prophet-5 synthesizers and a Linn LM-1 drum machine, as well as an acoustic piano and Fender guitars, to create the palette of sounds used in the score, while Carpenter composed the melodies on the synthesizer keyboards. As the MIDI standard had yet to be invented, Howarth manually synchronized the equipment to picture while listening to a copy of the film's dialogue. Initial inspirational directions which Carpenter shared with Howarth included albums by Tangerine Dream and The Police.
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the expanded score album as a deluxe double LP featuring 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet featuring unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Marc Aspinall.
John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score Features:
The Complete Score Album by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
180 Gram “Descent into New York” Fire Orange w/ Blue and White Splatter Colored Vinyl
180 Gram “Statue of Liberty” Blue/Green/Black Marbled Colored Vinyl
Waxwork is proud to present our official Universal Monsters FRANKENSTEIN Spinature. From the 1931 classic horror film, Frankenstein's monster comes packaged in a double window collector's box with new artwork by Robert Sammelin.
Collectible stands approximately 3.75" tall.
Ships to United States & Canada only.
Waxwork x Johnny Dombrowski Tee
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Celebrate the spooky vibes all year long with this new Waxwork Records shirt! Wrap yourself like Mummy with this super soft Bella+Canvas tee with new art by Johnny Dombrowski!
Printed by Twin City Tees on Dark Grey Heather Bella+Canvas 3001 CVC shirts.
Waxwork x BeastWreck Tee (Crimson)
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Lovers of vintage horror and spooky comics rejoice! Wrap your torso with this super soft Bella+Canvas tee featuring artwork by BeastWreck!
Printed by Twin City Tees on Heather Cardinal Red Bella+Canvas 3001 CVC shirts.
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*This item is a pre-order and is expected to ship January, 2021. Please note that expected shipping dates are pending no unexpected delays, and may change due to Covid-19, USPS delays, or production changes*
Waxwork Records in partnership with Milan Records is excited to present ANTEBELLUM Original Motion Picture Score by Nate Wonder and Roman GianArthur. Antebellum is a 2020 American psychological horror film written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. It stars Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, and Jena Malone and follows a modern day African American woman who must escape from a 19th century Southern slave plantation. Veronica Henley (Monáe), a successful and prominent author, is abducted and taken back into the Antebellum period. She must free herself and others and take them back to the modern time period before it is too late.
The score was composed by Nate Wonder and Roman GianArthur, who have worked with Janelle Monáe on her numerous albums as part of her Wonderland Arts Society collective. Antebellum marks both composers’ debut film score.
“Writing the score for Antebellum has been a rewarding adventure in creating a musical bed that compliments the script while becoming its own unique character and identity within the film. It was really wonderful to work with my brother on this, it was one of the most fulfilling experiences,” Wonder said of the project in a statement. “Working with Janelle Monáe has also been a pleasure as always. We’ve done this a few times before and every time it is a thrilling experience to work on such intriguing ideas. It’s been especially heart-warming to work on this feature, as it is the next step in the evolution of her emotional pictures.”
“We’re thankful for the opportunity for this to be our first feature and to be working with Gerard and Chris on their first feature film as well,” he said. “After reading the script we started ideating in Atlanta at the Wondaland studio, and began with simple voice memos. From there we brought in a violin, viola and cello to flesh the tone and direction of the score out. The process of shaping these voice memos and growing them to eventually be recorded with a symphony orchestra has been gratifying and an unforgettable experience.”
Waxwork Records is proud to present Antebellum as a deluxe score album featuring 180 gram Black with Red Haze colored vinyl, printed inner sleeves, and design and layout by Shawn Lyon.
Antebellum Original Motion Picture Score Features:
Complete Score by Nate Wonder and Roman GianArthur