Mondos' Death Waltz Records hauen heute irgendwann den Evil Dead-Soundtrack auf zweifach „Kandarian Demon Vinyl“ raus („green, yellow and purple swirl with red splatter“), neu interpretiert durch den Komponisten der Original-Musik Joe LoDuca. Und weil das noch nicht großartig genug ist, kommt das Artwork des Doppelalbums von Graham Humphreys, der ebenfalls die Poster des ersten Teils gezeichnet hatte. Das Vinyl wird ab heute abend um 19h (12:00h Central Time) auf Mondotees.com zu haben sein.
EVIL DEAD - A NIGHTMARE REIMAGINED 2XLP
Music Composed by Joe LoDuca. Original Artwork by Graham Humphreys. Pressed on 2X 180 Kandarian Demon vinyl (green, yellow and purple swirl with red splatter). Necromonicon booklet featuring liner notes from Joe LoDuca, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert. Includes download card.
One of the most legendary horror scores ever recorded gets re-invented for 2018. Joe LoDuca went back to the drawing board to fully re-record and expand his original score to THE EVIL DEAD with absolutely terrifying results. The record you hold in your hands manages to keep the essence and familiarity of the original score yet feels completely new and exciting due to the addition of all new music combining the classic and the contemporary.
The artwork (by original EVIL DEAD artist Graham Humphreys) also combines the original visceral rawness with an incredible eye for detail and a painterly touch that comes from being a leader in the poster industry since 1981.
EVIL DEAD was my first film commission. As fate would have it, it is the movie that has had the most enduring impact on generations of fans. Every few years I get a request to release the score, and my response is the same. I own the score, but not the recording rights.
The EVIL DEAD trilogy launched my career composing for films and television. I still get asked to write for horror/thrillers. I love doing it, because the genre has no rules when it comes to music, save the objective of building tension and sustaining dread in the viewer. Today’s audience is savvier, so I have to constantly re-examine what is scary. Keeps me on my toes.
Producers always want the popcorn to fly, and I am often afforded large orchestras to insure that happens. Yet I never seem to be able to sell the idea that intimacy conjures a bubbling cauldron of fear just as potent. With limited resources, I scored EVILD DEAD for a string quintet augmented by piano, hand percussion, a synthesizer and a bit of guitar--anything I could get my hands on.
So when I was last approached to reissue the score, I asked myself this question: Knowing what I now know, how would I write for that ensemble today?
I took the idea to my long-time agents, Laura Engel and Richard Kraft and they ran with it, far beyond my expectations. Together we produced a sold out live-to-picture Halloween concert at the historic United Artists’ Theater (now the Ace Hotel) in Los Angeles, with the inimitable Bruce Campbell, the star of EVIL DEAD, as our host.
So sit back in a darkened room and listen to the soundtrack to what Stephen King once called “a black rainbow of horror”.
Welcome to my nightmare: reimagined.