Music Weekly: MY DEAR KILLER + Distributed Titles!

Hello everyone! We have a pretty packed newsletter this week including a brand new Ennio Morricone score on Death Waltz (MY DEAR KILLER), in addition to color variant exclusives from Lakeshore Records, One Way Static Records and Strange Disc Records as well as the new release from Burning Witches Records!

If you missed out on KATAMARI DAMACY last week don’t despair, we are working on getting more to you as we type!

As usual, new release titles go on sale Wednesdays at NOON (CT) at mondotees.com.

DEATH WALTZ ORGINALS
My Dear Killer - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP
Music by Ennio Morricone. Package design by Eric Adrain Lee. Pressed on 180 Gram red & white color-in-color vinyl. One-time pressing. Limited to 550 copies. $30

Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the soundtrack to the 1972 giallo MY DEAR KILLER (MID CARO ASSASSINO) with music by Maestro Ennio Morricone and package design by Eric Adrian Lee.

Directed by Tonino Valerii (Assistant Director on A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE), the film is easily one of the greatest of all giallo films to come out of Italy. You owe it to yourself to track it down and watch it. The score from Maestro Ennio Morricone is absolutely outstanding and not only is it one of his most unheard scores but also one of his best during his giallo period.

The record is intense, unsettlingly creepy and mesmerizing. It features the haunting vocals of Italian musical royalty Edda Dell'Orso on several tracks and its jazz-lounge stylings are absolutely superb. It's incredibly easy on the ears and lends itself to repeat listens.  

DISTRIBUTED TITLES

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ANOTHER WOLFCOP - Original Soundtrack (MONDO EXCLUSIVE)
Released by One Way Static Records. Pink Donut vinyl and comes with a digital download card. Artwork by The Dude Designs. Note: This item is a pre-order and won't ship until mid-April. Limited to 300 copies only worldwide. $27

A year has passed since the eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou into a lycanthrope crime-fighter. Although the evil that controlled the town of Woodhaven was defeated, it is as depressed as ever. Lou's liquor-fueled lunar outbursts are now seriously testing his relationship with his partner Tina Walsh - the new Chief of Police. An old friend has mysteriously reappeared with a truly bizarre secret to share, and a villainous entrepreneur looking to transform the town has set up a nefarious new venture. Prepare for the next phase of this global cult favorite that promises to be dirtier, hairier and more outrageous than ever!

Returning on scoring duties is the Canadian outfit Shooting Guns. Hailing from Saskatoon, SK, in the heart of the Canadian prairies, Shooting Guns are hard at work fortifying the heavy end of the psychedelic spectrum, haunting the foggy moor between Sabbath-styled doom riffery and heavy pulse-riding kraut-rock. Their debut LP, ‘Born To Deal in Magic: 1952-1976,’ was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize in 2012. Their sophomore LP, Brotherhood of the Ram, released in 2013, was nominated for the 2015 JUNO Metal/Hard Album of the Year as well as the Polaris Music Prize. The ANOTHER WOLFCOP Original Soundtrack sees the band’s most ambitious recording to date, incorporating a wide range of influences and instruments to expand on the WOLFCOP universe and take this nail-biting, action-packed film over the edge.

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FREDDY’S GREATEST HITS - The Elm Street Group MONDO EXCLUSIVE).
Released by Strange Disc Records. Red & green swirl vinyl. Note: This item is a pre-order and won't ship until mid-April. Limited to 350 copies worldwide. $25

Due to overwhelming demand Strange Disc Records are offering a one-off limited re-press on green & red swirl vinyl.

The record was originally released in 1987 at the height of the ‘Freddy’ craze (Freddy already had three movies under his belt, and a fourth on the way. Even by then, he was a veritable pop icon; as Americana as hot dogs). This record contains nine tracks, a mix of covers (from the likes of Wilson Pickett, The Everly Brothers & Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs) and original songs and instrumentals. 

The album is everything you except it to be - screaming '80s drum machines and distortion-filled electric guitars being drowned out by synthesizers. Over the top of these songs is Robert Englund doing the voice (and manic laugh) of Freddy Kruger. The actual music-making was done by the Elm Street Group, who were actually much respected studio musicians working for RIC records. Featuring artists like Kevin Kelly and Alan Brewer, who both contributed to Rick Wakeman’s soundtrack for THE BURNING.

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LEGION - Original Television Show Soundtrack (MONDO EXCLUSIVE). Released by Lakeshore Records. Mondo Exclusive colorway is pressed on sunburst vinyl. Limited to 200 copies only. $35

Our friends at Lakeshore Records are proud to present the original television soundtrack to FX's LEGION. Everything about the show is supremely gorgeous, from the stunningly colorful cinematography to the lush background music. That latter aspect of the series is thanks to the amazing work of composer Jeff Russo. 

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CASTLEVANIA - Music from the Netflix Series 2XLP (MONDO EXCLUSIVE). Released by Lakeshore Records. The Mondo Exclusive color way is pressed on Dracula’s Blood vinyl. Limited to 200 only. $35

Lakeshore Records proudly present the soundtrack to Netflix Original Animated Series CASTLEVANIA. Tom Owen of Bloody Disgusting Magazine raves, "Trevor Morris creates an exhilarating backdrop with intense orchestration." 

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Hunters Moon by All Of Them Witches
Released by Burning Witches Records. Hand numbered limited-edition on orange vinyl. Limited to 300 copies. $27

 All of Them Witches, a one-man operation, runs on the imagination and nightmares of Gary Dimes. He steps into the musical world of '70s and '80s horror cinema and stitches together musical motifs and gothic melodies that wouldn’t be out of place in stories told by Argento, Romero, Coscarelli, and Carpenter. The album features 11 tracks blending synth-driven ambient electronica and brooding dark tales.