Mondo releases new vinyl special editions every Wednesday. They are they ultimate edition of whatever they put out, featuring extensive liner notes, brand-new commissioned artwork, and always include a limited-edition size. The vinyl itself is usually colored or a photo disc, as well. Basically, it’s like the Criterion Collection of movie and gaming soundtracks. This week sees the release of one of my all-time favorite horror soundtracks, John Carpenter‘s Prince of Darkness!
This is not a dream…not a dream.
This week we’re excited to announce an all new re-issue of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s soundtrack to 1987 cult-classic PRINCE OF DARKNESS with brand new package design by Sara Deck.
Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to return another classic work to corporeal existence in the form of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s score to PRINCE OF DARKNESS. The second in Carpenter’s “apocalypse trilogy” (sandwiched in between THE THING and IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS). The film takes on the myth of the return of the Anti-Christ to the living world but ingeniously places it into the world of science, dealing with notions of matter, anti-matter and theoretical physics. As is usual with Carpenter’s films, it was not treated well on release but has since picked up a cult following from home video. Carpenter and Howarth’s score has the feel of a dream and a nightmare; one that is immediately displayed in the main title theme, where ethereal voices are combined with a typically catchy bassline to create a sense of disquieting mystery. Wild and dissonant synthesizer effects are juxtaposed with more traditional melody that suggests the meeting of our world and that of the Anti-God. The best way to stop the end of the world happening again is to listen to PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
As with all Mondo releases, this will go up for sale on Wednesday at Noon central time. The edition size for these releases are limited, as always. It is never worth risking waiting with these. You can grab a copy today right here.