Hello all! This week we're going INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE with a trio of new slip-mats featuring two of our favorite characters: MILES MORALES, VENOM and of course, SPIDER-MAN. These will go on sale Thursday (12/13) at a random time on our site.
We're also excited to release two records from our friends at Burning Witches Records (Thomas Ragsdale & Alone in the Woods) as well as an exclusive colorway of the soundtrack to JODOROWSKY'S DUNE on Cinewax Records.
The Slip Mats go on sale on Thursday at a random time and all of the records will release at our usual Wednesday time at NOON (CT) via mondotees.com.
NEW THIS WEEK
SPIDER-VERSE SLIP MATS
Mondo is proud to present three all new slipmats themed around our favorite characters from the Spider-Verse: MILES MORALES, VENOM and of course your friendly neighborhood SPIDER-MAN.
Each two-sided slipmat features two classic forms of the character's logo. $12 each.
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Composed by Kurt Stenzel. Original artwork by Nick Stewart Hoyle. Pressed on 180 Gram Mondo Exclusive Pink and Purple vinyl. Housed in a gatefold jacket. Features liner notes by Kurt Stenzel and includes download card for full album. Expected to Ship in December 2018. Ships Worldwide. $30
This is the soundtrack to the story about the greatest film that never was.
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE tells the tale of cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's unsuccessful attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, DUNE, to the big screen. Composer Kurt Stenzel gives life to a retro-futuristic universe as fantastic as Jodorowsky’s own vision for his DUNE - a film whose A-list cast would have included Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger in starring roles and music by psychedelic prog-rockers Pink Floyd.
Building upon director Frank Pavich’s idea for a score with a Tangerine Dream-type feel, Stenzel lays out a cosmic arsenal of analog synthesizers that would make any collector green at the gills. Among other gems are a rare Moog Source, CZ-101s and a Roland Juno 6, as well as unorthodox instruments like a toy Concertmate organ and a Nintendo DS. “I also played guitar and did vocals,” says Stenzel, “some chanting…and some screaming, which comes naturally to me.” The score also features narration by Jodorowsky himself. As Stenzel notes, “Jodo’s voice is actually the soundtrack’s main musical instrument – listening to him was almost like hypnosis; like going to the guru every night.”
This highly-anticipated soundtrack LP was sequenced and mixed by Stenzel with the listener in mind and flows through a “four-sides” LP approach. “I wanted it to play like the records I grew up with, where every side was a journey.”
Alone in the Woods LP. Artwork by Darren Hopes. Limited-edition Green Starburst Effect vinyl. Includes insert print and download card. Only 500 copies worldwide. Expected to Ship in December 2018. Ships Worldwide. $27
Jon Dobyns and Lonn Bologna make up Alone in the Woods. Their instrumental debut features down tempo beats and ambient production, taking cues from orchestral composers and hip-hop producers. Alone in the Woods captures a unique sound that only a multitude of influences blended can produce. Warm '80s synth tones are melded with modern-day techniques and experimentation that Depeche Mode and Bjork would be proud of. Instant classics like “Digging Holes” and “Ripples,” push the listener into the stratosphere and then you are pulled back by the intimacy of tracks such as “Woods Funeral” and “New Roots, Old /Growth,” which will fully absorb you into the woods!
Thomas Ragsdale - Self Zero LP. Artwork by Darren Hopes. Blue with White Stripe Effect vinyl. Includes insert print and download card. Only 300 copies worldwide. Expected to Ship in December 2018. Ships Worldwide. $27
Self Zero was pieced together in Ragsdale‘s basement studio in Yorkshire, where he honed his craft writing music for commercials, feature films and documentaries - channelling the likes of Blanck Mass, Sunn O))) and Emptyset. Whereas his output has varied from minimalist ambient guitar preludes to throbbing techno workouts, Self Zero sees him in a particularly vicious mode with a "when is this thing going to explode?" mentality.
Mondo is proud to present Tyler Bates bombastic score to this summer's equally bombastic and hilarious film DEADPOOL 2. Epic in scope, but willing to be in on the joke, Bates' score practically interacts with the plot of the film - bouncing from fast paced action set pieces, choruses proclaiming "Holy Shit Balls," to tender and sincere moments of clarity. Much like the filmmaking on display, it is harder than it sounds to perfect this balance of tone. Featuring incredible artwork by Boneface and pressed on 180 Gram Red with Black Stripe vinyl. $30
Mondo is proud to present John Paesano's soundtrack to the new video game MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN for the Playstation 4. Housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork by Craig Drake, the webstore exclusive colorway is pressed on 2X 180 Gram vinyl (Disc One is Red and Disc Two is Blue with Black Swirl vinyl). Also available on 2x 180 Gram Black vinyl. $35