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Lost Cues: The Thing
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Waxwork Records and Sacred Bones Records are thrilled to present JOHN CARPENTER’S LOST CUES: THE THING. Composed and performed by director John Carpenter and including performances by Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies, LOST CUES: THE THING features unreleased musical cues from the 1982 alien-horror movie masterpiece, THE THING.
The Thing marks one of the rare occasions that John Carpenter stepped away from scoring duties and entrusted the task to another composer. The legendary Ennio Morricone composed the cold and minimal original 1982 film music featured in the film that is not only a soundtrack-enthusiast favorite, but has been referenced and even used in films such as Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
When editing down The Thing in 1982, Carpenter felt that the film could benefit by the inclusion of additional music to fill in gaps. This additional music would sonically tie the overall film together. Taking the initiative, Carpenter performed and recorded multiple synth-driven cues in his renowned scoring style and edited them into the film.
For this new, special release, John Carpenter is quoted:
“Ennio Morricone composed the magnificent score for my movie THE THING. Because we weren’t finished editing the movie, Ennio had to score without seeing a complete picture. When we put everything together, there were gaps dramatically where I would have wanted music. So I went off and scored a couple of simple pieces that filled in.”
The original masters featuring these bonus cues from 1982’s The Thing have been lost to time. In 2019, Waxwork Records teamed with Sacred Bones Records, approached John Carpenter about a release of this music, and he graciously agreed to faithfully perform and record the tracks for a special vinyl 12” EP featuring his son, Cody Carpenter, and the outstanding multi-instrumentalist and co-collaborator Daniel Davies.
LOST CUES: THE THING Waxwork Records Variant:
The Lost, Unreleased Musical Cues By John Carpenter From 1982’s THE THING
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Waxwork Records is proud to release NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Joseph Trapanese. From 20th Century Studios, No One Will Save You is a captivating sci-fi psychological thriller introducing Brynn Adams (Kaitlyn Dever), a creative and talented young woman who’s been alienated from her community. Lonely but ever hopeful, Brynn finds solace within the walls of the home where she grew up—until she’s awakened one night by strange noises from decidedly unearthly intruders. What follows is an action-packed face-off between Brynn and a host of extraterrestrial beings who threaten her future while forcing her to deal with her past.
Written and directed by Brian Duffield, the film features music by composer Joseph Trapanese.
About the director:
A beloved Writer, Producer & Director, Brian Duffield is best known for penning some of the most unique horror stories of the last half decade. Duffield first emerged after being tapped to write The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Lionsgate). Following the resounding success of Insurgent, Duffield became one of the most in-demand writers in Hollywood, developing acclaimed projects closely aligned with his passion for horror and dark comedy. Massive success followed, including Jane Got a Gun (The Weinstein Company), The Babysitter (Netflix), Underwater (20th Century Fox) & Love and Monsters (Paramount). As his successes grew, so did his ambitions. Duffield began producing many of the films he wrote, and in 2020, finally released his directorial debut, Paramount’s dark comedy, Spontaneous. Only the second project that he has helmed as the Writer, Producer & Director, NoOneWIllSaveYou is a unique take on isolation, grief & how your past can come back to haunt you.
About the composer:
Joseph Trapanese is a prolific composer and producer of music for film, television, video games, and theatre. Trapanese graduated from the Manhattan School of Music before moving to Los Angeles, where he jumpstarted his career by composing the score for Tron: Legacy along with Daft Punk. He has worked on projects as varied as the Divergent series, Straight Outta Compton, The Raid (with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park), The Greatest Showman, and Prisoners of the Ghostland.
NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features:
The Complete Soundtrack by Joseph Trapanese
180 gram "Invasion" Colored Vinyl "Midnight Blue & White Light Beam" Swirl
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In partnership with Sacred Bones Records, we are thrilled to release an exclusive vinyl variant of DIVINITY. Legendary hip hop pioneer DJ Muggsand frequent David Lynchcollaborator Dean Hurleyjoin forces for the original score to the 2023 Sundance-premiering feature film Divinity. Equal parts sonically punishing and ethereal, the soundtrack delivers a unique punch that further intensifies the mind-bending, acid-trip experience of the film.
Divinity is a sci-fi dystopian odyssey produced by Steven Soderbergh and helmed by visionary director Eddie Alcazar. Set in the distant future, scientist Sterling Pierce dedicated his life to the quest for immortality, slowly making progress developing a serum named Divinity. Jaxxon Pierce, his son, now controls and profits from his father’s once benevolent dream. Society on their barren planet has been entirely perverted by the supremacy and pervasiveness of the drug. Two mysterious brothers arrive with a plan to abduct the mogul, and with the help of a woman named Nikita, they set on a trajectory hurtling toward true immortality.
Amidst the film’s extraordinary tapestry of stark aesthetics and themes, the score is a ten ton barbell of sonic weight. Crafted with 8-bit samplers, Wavestation synths, extended choir and string techniques, the soundtrack manages to swing wildly between the arenas of both music and sound design. Like all rich soundtracks, listening to the score on its own re-conjures the imagery of the film in the screen of the listener’s mind, an aural experience that manages to encapsulate and pulse a matched intensity of the film.
Tracks like ‘The Brothers’ and ‘Reflective Dreams’ cascade Vangelis-esque tones, painting with broad strokes of cinematic grandeur and ethereal wonder. ‘Main Titles’ and ‘Infinity Techno’ conversely swing hard into relentless, punishing sonics; with brutal, pulsing energy representative of the twisted, relentless pursuit of immortality. A standout of the album is undoubtedly “Divinity 2 Infinity: The Odyssey,” featuring cult hip-hop hero and lyrical-savant Kool Keith. Written for the film’s end credits, the track is a satisfying throwback to the 90’s original soundtrack cut bespoke-tailored to the film’s narrative themes.
DJ Muggs and Dean Hurley’s synergy yields a soundtrack that takes Divinity beyond the screen and into a multi-dimensional experience, inviting its listener along uncharted aural terrain for an unforgettable odyssey in sound.
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Waxwork Records is thrilled to release MONSTER HOUSE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Douglas Pipes. This special double LP marks Waxwork's third soundtrack album release with composer Douglas Pipes following 2014's Trick 'r Treat and 2016's Krampus. Monster House is a 2006 animated Horror film directed by Gil Kenan (Scream, Ghostbusters: Afterlife). The plot tells the story of a neighborhood that is terrorized by a haunted house during Halloween. The movie features the voices of Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, The Secretary), Mitchell Musso (Hannah Montana), Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Kevin James (The King of Queens), Nick Cannon, Jason Lee, Fred Willard (Spinal Tap), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Catherine O-Hara (Beetlejuice), and Kathleen Turner (Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit).
Monster House marks Sony's first computer animated film produed by Sony Pictures Imageworks. Produced by Roger Zemeckis (Back to the Future Trilogy) and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, the film was released in 2006 and was met with praise from fans and critics for its blending of horror and accessibility to a broad audience as a feature animated film.
Roger Ebert gave the film his highest ranking of four stars calling it "one of the most original and exciting animated movies I've seen in a long time" and compared it to the work of Tim Burton.
About the composer:
Douglas Pipes is an award winning American film score composer whose feature films include the Academy Award nominated Monster House, the Halloween horror anthology classic TRICK 'r TREAT, and the Christmas comedy-horror film Krampus.
Waxwork Records is thrilled to release yet another score by Douglas Pipes after the deluxe vinyl releases of the soundtracks to both TRICK 'r TREAT and KRAMPUS.
MONSTER HOUSE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features:
The Complete Soundtrack by Douglas Pipes
2xLP "Dynamite Demolition" Colored Vinyl (Fire Orange & Yellow Swirl with Monster House Blue Splatter)
Heavyweight Gatefold Packaging with Matte Satin Coating
Artwork by Rich Kelly
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Waxwork Records is thrilled to release THE FUNHOUSE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Beal! THE FUNHOUSE is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper. The plot follows four teenagers who become trapped in a dark, horror-themed ride at a local carnival in Iowa and are stalked by a mentally disabled, murderous carnie. The film was Tobe Hooper's first major studio production after Eaten Alive (1976) and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
About the composer:
John Everett Beal is an internationally recognized American music composer, military veteran, classical musician and musical conductor. He has conducted for major recording artists, movies in concert such as Star Wars, Toy Story, Home Alone, and the Harry Potter series, and he is the principal conductor of the Hollywood Symphonic Orchestra. Beal is considered by The New York Times as the pioneer of original scores for film trailer music including Star Wars,Titanic, The Matrix, Aladdin, Mean Girls, Planet Of The Apes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Cruising, Bram Stoker's Dracula, First Blood, The Bodyguard, Ghost, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Mask, True Lies, Police Academy, and many more.
Waxwork Records is proud to present THE FUNHOUSE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Beal officially for the first time on vinyl. Features include heavyweight double LP "Dark Carnival Ride" pinwheel colored vinyl, all new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, liner notes, a 12"x12" art print, vertical inner gatefold artwork, and more!
THE FUNHOUSE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features:
The Complete Soundtrack by Composer John Beal
Officially Available For The First Time On Vinyl
"Dark Carnival Ride" Pinwheel Colored Vinyl
New Artwork By Ghoulish Gary Pullin
Heavyweight Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets with Matte Satin Coating
12"x12" Art Print
Vertical Gatefold Artwork
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre The Game
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Waxwork Records is thrilled to release THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE Original Game Soundtrack LP by Ross Tregenza and REMAINS Additional Game Music LP from THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE by Wes Keltner and Jim Bonney!
From GunInteractive,creators of the global hit FRIDAY THE 13TH The Game, comes a terrifying follow up that has been developed by horror fans for horror fans. Take on the role of one of the notorious Slaughter family, or their victims, in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre®, a third-person asymmetrical horror experience based on the groundbreaking and iconic 1974 horror film. Experience the mad and macabre for yourself in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre®.
This very special double album bundle features the complete video game soundtrack music to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre pressed to "Chain Saw Motor Green & Rust" colored vinyl, housed in deluxe heavyweight gatefold packaging with matte satin coating, composer liner notes, and all new artwork. The composers of the game music all have a dedicated love for the original 1974 film. Recordings of sheet metal, spoons, tuning forks, furniture, and the instrument, the Apprehension Engine, were mangled, manipulated, and ran through several vintage reverbs, distortions, tape delays, and other effects to create a haunting, sonic cacophony that envelopes the listener and transports them directly to a killing floor in the sweltering Texas summer heat.
Ross Tregenza Bio: Ross Tregenza is a BAFTA nominated Cornish composer, known for his work on video games including The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, DEATHLOOP, Forza Horizon 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, Team Sonic Racing, Timesplitters 2 & 3, Crysis 1-3, Hotshot Racing, Homefront: The Revolution, Star Citizen, Gears of War, Haze, Star Wars, Aliens Vs Predator and BBC Online.
Jim Bonney Bio: Jim Bonney is a BAFTA award-winning composer/music director specializing in interactive music, credited in numerous video games including titles from the Mortal Kombat, Mafia, and BioShock series. Along with his game credits, Jim has also created music for everything from Burger King children's toys, to collaborations with NASA; and has also scored numerous trailers, short films, documentaries, commercials, and television programs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chicago Hope, and The Weekenders. His concert works have been performed in over 25 countries, with ensembles as large as 1,400 musicians, located in venues ranging from New York City's Carnegie Hall to the Great Wall of China.
Wes Keltner Bio: Wes Keltner is the CEO and Studio Director at Gun Interactive. He has been a part of the video game industry since 2005 and consulted on video games including Doom, Splinter Cell, Star Wars, Madden, Skyrim, Ghost Recon and several others. With an inclination towards marketing and advertising his work has appeared in Fast Company, Forbes, The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Ad Age. During the pandemic he took it upon himself to learn a new musical instrument that could deliver the sound of Texas Chain Saw Massacre. He found this sound within the Apprehension Engine and he spent countless hours discovering and recording horrifying sounds that ultimately became the soundbed of the game.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre The Game Original Soundtrack Features:
The Complete Soundtrack Game Music by Ross Tregenza
REMAINS LP: Additional Soundtrack Game Music by Wes Keltner & Jim Bonney