“[‘The Rise of the Synths Redux’] has the air of an ode to the work of the film’s narrator, but it also has Ogden’s Berlin School-esque finger prints all over it. This is by design. – Vehlinggo
“The suspense-laden cinematic moodiness of the Carpenter-esque and giallo-colored new cut [‘Rebel Instinct’]” – Destroy//Exist
Lakeshore Records has released The Rise of the Synths (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), available now digitally worldwide! The album features the documentary’s score by OGRE Sound (Robin Ogden). If this album sounds familiar, Lakeshore previously released the Official Companion Album, which featured tracks by some of the synthwave and retrowave scene’s most recognizable names. See below for the score’s listening links and more.
Directed by Ivan Castell, the documentary is a “fascinating, witty trip through time” (Slash Film); and by the way, it’s narrated by John Carpenter, who is the inspiration behind the music of so many bands featured in the film and beyond.
What if you could rewrite cinematic horror history? We kick off this year’s 31 Days of Halloween with Fangoria Presents: Hollydoom – Original Magazine Soundtrack! Lakeshore Records released this epic horror soundtrack compilation in partnership with Fangoria, featuring some of the year’s tastiest tunes in celebration of the legendary magazine’s relaunch. Says Phil Nobile Jr., Editor-in-Chief of the magazine: “It’s ten tracks of affectionate, synth-driven false memories that will confuse music historians for generations.”
If you’re still getting your Halloween party gear in order, place your order for the vinyl now or add the album to your Spotify playlist! Keep reading for purchase links and more album details.
Have you picked up your latest copy of Fangoria Magazine? The iconic horror publication re-launched last year and in celebration of the return, Fangoria Presents in partnership with Lakeshore Records released the epic synthwave album, Fangoria Presents: Hollydoom – Original Magazine Soundtrack! Available now digitally, the soundtrack is set for a vinyl release this August!
Subscribers of Fangoria Magazine were the first to learn about the pre-order, but you can now get on that as well now. Which tracks are your favorite on the album? See the side splits and more below.
“The musicians on this album are more than worthy to take on the task at hand. Fangoria Presents: Hollydoom offers underrated classics and intensely chilling original songs to fully establish itself as a sensational horror soundtrack.” – Retro-SynthWave
Last Friday, Lakeshore Records in partnership with Fangoria Presents released an epic synth-centric album compilation to celebrate the return of fabled horror publication, Fangoria Magazine! Intercontinental Retro-SynthWave dives in with a review of Fangoria Presents: Hollydoom – Original Magazine Soundtrack, to provide their take on all the thrills and chills the album has to offer. Read the review now at Retro-SynthWave!
Lakeshore Records celebrates the return of iconic horror publication, Fangoria Magazine with the epic new dark and sublime music compilation, Fangoria Presents: Hollydoom – Original Magazine Soundtrack!
Also out this week is the highly-anticipated vinyl release of It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion – all the mind-blowing cover songs you love by series Showrunner Noah Hawley and Composer Jeff Russo, and more headed your way. You just have to scroll down to get all the details!
Digital New Releases:
FANGORIA PRESENTS: HOLLYDOOM – [Download/Listen] Music by Power Glove, Gunship, Carpenter Brut, Binary Reptile, John Carpenter, Wojciech Golczewski, Pentagram Home Video, Umberto, Ogre and Mega Drive.
From first listen I can tell you that none of the artists have pulled their brass-knuckled punches on this release. Each track feels inspired by the dark Old Ones themselves, conjuring exquisite images of dread and debauchery fit for only the likes an iconic publication such as FANGORIA! – New Retro Wave
Hollydoom is the epitome of modern horror-tinged synthwave, a ten track compilation which brings together the iconic Fangoria, the always based and experienced film music label, Lakeshore Records, and a series of veteran and upcoming musicians who have challenged and mastered the genre. – Destroy//Exist
In partnership with Fangoria Presents, Lakeshore heralds the return of the iconic horror publication with this synth album compilation, Fangoria Presents: Hollydoom – Original Magazine Soundtrack! The album features new music by The Horror Master himself, John Carpenter, and top synthwave / darksynth artists Power Glove, GUNSHIP, Carpenter Brut, Wojciech Golczewski, Pentagram Home Video, Umberto, OGRE, Mega Drive, and Binary Reptile!
It’s only the second week of January 2019, but we’re already hitting you with (you guessed it) MOAR synthwave! Join the Dreddd patrol (that’s with three d’s) when his new synth-centric album drops next week! If you want to get a sample of what’s to come, there’s a handy single, “Club Killer” on preview now at Bandcamp. Stay tuned for more details in the next few days.
Vinyl New Release:
IT’S ALWAYS BLUE: SONGS FROM LEGION – [Order Here] Music by Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo, Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Navid Negahban.
Some of the most memorable moments in the provocative second season of FX’s Legion are tied to its original soundtrack… Accompanying the visual design of Season 2 — which often leveraged a surreal and nightmarish aesthetic that seemed to escalate the unpredictable potential hinted at in the first — was a unique approach to its inclusion of cover songs – Leo Faierman, Screen Rant
The soundtrack includes a grim, highly evocative take on the 1985 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers classic “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” which calls to mind Fragile-era Nine Inch Nails. You can listen to Hawley & Russo’s industrial spin on this classic rock staple – Austin Trunick, Under The Radar
Out today in stores and online is the highly-anticipated vinyl release of It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion, the cover songs album from the FX Networks hit series! Previously, we anticipated the album arriving a week later, but sometimes, one of the David Haller universes swings your way.
The soundtrack teams up Series Showrunner Noah Hawley and Series Composer Jeff Russo who perform reimagined cover songs of classic hits such as “Behind Blue Eyes”, “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, and “Cornflake Girl” and more. Series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller and Navid Negahban lend vocals to key songs in the album!
“Composer Nicholas Britell’s insinuating, supple music (a film highlight of 2018) seems to be setting the scene for a momentous occasion.” – Chicago Tribune
“ The scenes come alive even more thanks to Nicholas Britell’s gorgeous score, laden with sweeping strings and brass melodies.” – USA Today
“Nicholas Britell composed the score, which is hauntingly and fittingly exquisite.” – Wall Street Journal
“Jenkins has made an absolutely gorgeous movie, from his vibrant color palette of saturated primary hues and pastels to Nicholas Britell’s mournful, poetic score.” – Washington Post
“Britell uses exquisite cellos, and melancholy, moody trumpets to create a beautiful hybrid haze of classical music and jazz” – The Playlist
“Score insanely beautiful” – Madonna
One of Barack Obama’s Top 10 Movies of the Year
If Beale Street Could Talk – Original Motion Picture Score is of the most critically awarded film scores of 2018 by Academy Award®, BAFTA and Golden Globe® nominated Composer Nicholas Britell! Shortlisted for an Academy Award® Nomination for Best Score, you won’t want to miss out on securing your copy of the transcendent film score!
The record will see two editions: vintage inspired packages were designed by Midnight Marauder and Illustrator Tony Stella in collaboration with Director Barry Jenkins and Composer Nicholas Britell. The “blue” edition for North America will be released by Lakeshore Records and the “green” edition for UK and Rest of World by our friends and partners at Invada Records! See the vinyl premiere announcement here.
More Details: * Featuring Features 5 bonus score tracks, plus a special unreleased film version of Miles Davis’ “Blue In Green”. * Includes 5 bonus soundtrack tracks from: Nina Simone, Miles Davis, John Coltrane Quartet, Billy Preston and Birdlegs & Pauline.