Music Weekly: ABDULLAH, MONSTER SQUAD + NINJA GAIDEN Distributed Titles!

Hey all - no new releases from us this week, but we do a new distributed title, plus two records hitting retail for the 10th Annual Record Store Day event taking place this Saturday at all good independent record shops around the world.

Distributed titles will be available at 12PM (CST) this Wednesday (4/19).

Please support your local record shop, and we'll see you next week! 

DEATH WALTZ
Abdullah - Original Score LP / DVD Set. 180g vinyl, housed inside a 425gsm gatefold jacket featuring the full score. Comes with Region Free DVD and a download card. UK Version: Red Vinyl (Limited to 500). USA Version: Blue Vinyl (500 Copies). Available on Record Store Day (4/22).

We’re thrilled to announce an LP/DVD combo of ABDULLAH, a short film released by Ne'er Do Well Films, for Record Store Day 2017. It's a dark tale concerning the largely unknown underbelly of the city. Abdullah is a lonely man, a Turkish mini-cab driver in London who has been forgotten - by the city, by society, and by his own community. When Abdullah picks up a new fare one night - a troubled young man who finally takes notice of him - things take a dark turn. As the two men make an undeniable connection, the question becomes clear: can Abdullah change his fate or is he destined to be swallowed by his own loneliness?

Directed by Evrim Ersoy, the film will be available for the first time after a successful festival run as a limited-edition DVD featuring extras including an isolated score, a look at behind the scenes, easter eggs and more.

Maiovvi’s score is a powerhouse tour de force featuring his signature raw electro sound blended with traditional Turkish structures and instruments. He has managed to create something totally unique; dark disco that is familiar yet alien. It's the perfect follow-up to his last short, YELLOW. We are very proud to highlight ABDULLAH, included here with a bonus DVD shot on 35mm. The film looks magnificent and the dark tale is perfectly suited to Maiovvi’s delirious take on Turkish standards. 

Indiewire just premiered the film, and you can check it out here.

MONDO
The Monster Squad - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Retail exclusive. Featuring New artwork by James Flames. Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl. 1000 only available worldwide.

Mondo is proud to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Bruce Broughton's score to Fred Dekker directed / Shane Black scripted cult classic, THE MONSTER SQUAD, featuring all new artwork by James Flames. Although not an official Record Store Day release, we have this retail exclusive package available in stores this weekend. 

THE MONSTER SQUAD tells the story of six suburban kids who go toe-to-toe with some of the baddest monsters of all time, The Mummy, The Wolfman, The Gillman, and Dracula, who join forces to unleash evil on the world. Only the titular "Monster Squad" (with a little help from Frankenstein's monster) can stop them.

Bruce Broughton's score brings a chilling center to this otherwise kid-friendly endeavor. Bringing to life a story of kids versus universally-beloved monsters in a modern era is no small task, but Broughton captures the adventure and spirit of childhood, crafting an iconic score that bridges the gap between two seemingly disparate genres.

Featuring exclusive artwork by James Flames, and produced by Mike Matessino and Dan Goldwasser. Cut at 45RPM for best possible sound quality, and pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl.

DISTRIBUTED TITLES

Our friends at Brave Wave are on their third and fourth Generation Series release, NINJA GAIDEN: THE DEFINITIVE SOUNDTRACK. Available as separate 2XLPs (Volume 1 and Volume 2), or as a complete 4XLP box set.

Vol. 1 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade. There are 59 tracks in total, with 31 for the NES edition and 28 for the Arcade. They were composed by Keiji Yamagishi, Mikio Saito and Ryuichi Nitta.

Vol. 2 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Sword of Doom. There are 29 tracks for Ninja Gaiden II and 30 tracks for Ninja Gaiden III. They were composed by Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Rika Shigeno and Kaori Nakabai.

DISTRIBUTED TITLES
Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1 2XLP.
Released on Brave Wave. Pre-Order ship in July 2017. $35

DISTRIBUTED TITLES
Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 2 2XLP.
Released on Brave Wave. Pre-Order ship in July 2017. $35
 

 

DISTRIBUTED TITLES
Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack 4XLP.
Released on Brave Wave. Contains Vol.1 and Vol. 2. Pre-Order ship in July 2017. $85