Hi all - hope you guys enjoyed the mega drop last week! This week we have the last new releases of the year, some of which are available now. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the support for our record labels, and distributed titles. We have a lot of fun stuff in store for next year, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
As always, new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CST).
10 Cloverfield Lane - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Composed by Bear McCreary. Original Artwork by Gary Pullin. Featuring liner notes by Bear McCreary. Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Red with "Duct Tape" Silver Stripe Vinyl. $35
Mondo, in conjunction with Sparks & Shadows, is proud to present Bear McCreary's score to 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Dan Trachtenberg's psychological / Sci-fi thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane is one of our favorite theater going experiences of the year, and that is thanks in part to a wonderful promotional campaign, terrific casting, and the incredible score by Bear McCreary. Back in March when we saw the film we knew we wanted to release the score, and we are proud to have it as our final soundtrack release of the year.
Bear's score is tense and powerful to say the least. Using everything from a full symphonic orchestra, a yayli tanbur and even a Blaster beam, McCreary sets the tone perfectly in the opening track with his ominous theme for "Michelle". You can tell something mysterious lurking around the corner, and the soundtrack delivers with 13 more pulse-pounding cues.
The packaging features terrific original artwork by Gary Pullin, and liner notes by Bear McCreary.
Death Stranding 12" Single (PRE-ORDER). Songs by Low Roar. Original Artwork by Randy Ortiz. Pressed on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl with Heavy Black Splatter $15
Mondo, in conjunction with Kojima Productions, is proud to present a limited edition 12" Single of Low Roar's songs "I'll Keep Coming" and "Easy Way Out" as featured in the trailers for the forthcoming Hideo Kojima game Death Stranding.
We at Mondo are enormous fans of Hideo Kojima, and we are honored to release this single in anticipation of his forthcoming new game. The single features two tracks from Low Roar's 2014 album 0 and original artwork by Randy Ortiz.
Panzer Dragoon - Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP. Available in Sky Blue or Black Vinyl. Cut at 45RPM. Housed in a single pocket, 425gsm mirror board sleeve with lithographic insert. $35
Data Discs is proud to present the first ever vinyl edition of Yoshitaka Azuma’s score to SEGA’s classic rail-shooter, Panzer Dragoon. First released in 1995 to coincide with the North American launch of the Saturn console, Panzer Dragoon has since become a cult favorite, not only for its stark art direction, inspired by renowned French artist Jean “Mobieus” Giraud, but also for its sweeping soundtrack.
Composed by the late Yoshitaka Azuma, whose previous solo albums for Nippon Columbia had drawn on everything from ambient, prog, krautrock and electronic minimalism, the music of Panzer Dragoon moves between swelling orchestral pieces, blasts of rhythmic synthesis and ambient passages that wouldn’t seem out of place in the Tangerine Dream discography. When viewed as a standalone concept album, Panzer Dragoon succeeds in somehow conveying - by the sum of its seemingly dissonant parts - that most basic of human fantasies; the sensation of being in flight. In the '90s.
The Revenge of Shinobi - Original Video Game Soundtrack LP. Available in Bone Colored Vinyl or Black Vinyl. Cut at 45RPM. Housed in a 425sgm outer sleeve, with heavyweight inner sleeve and double-sided lithographic print. Includes exclusive liner notes written by Koshiro himself. $28
Collaborating once again with legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro, Data Discs is thrilled to present one of the most revered and timeless soundtracks of the 16bit era: The Revenge of Shinobi. Composed in 1989, the music for the Mega Drive game (known as The Super Shinobi in Japan) blended Western dance music with Japanese overtones, to create something truly unlike anything else before.
The soundtrack was Koshiro’s first commissioned work for SEGA and served as a forerunner to his seminal Streets of Rage trilogy, where the concepts and styles he founded with Shinobi would be expanded upon to astonishing effect. Koshiro’s work on The Revenge of Shinobi remains a testament to the ingenuity of early game composers who, when given enough creative freedom, found the means of drawing new and unexpected sounds from extremely limited hardware.
Rogue Legacy - Original Video Game Soundtrack. Music by Tettix and A Shell In the Pit. Limited to 300 Copies. Pressed on Translucent Lavender Vinyl. $28
Gamer’s Edition is proud to present a very limited vinyl pressing of the epic soundtrack to Cellar Door Games’ hack & slash metroidvania classic, Rogue Legacy. Composed by Tettix and A Shell in the Pit, the Rogue Legacy score is an eclectic mix of thumping rhythms, pulsing chiptune and crunchy riffs, which have to be heard to be believed.
Carefully mastered for vinyl by KMJ45 Studio’s Chemo, the Rogue Legacy soundtrack appears for the first time on translucent lavender vinyl, limited to just 300 copies. The heavyweight sleeve features a spot UV gloss and contains a full-color card inner- sleeve, featuring art from the game.
S U R V I V E - HD015. Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl. $20
Essential (and long awaited) repress of the first S U R V I V E record from the brilliant Austin based Holodeck Records. This reissue is limited and comes with all new artwork. The band delivers brooding languid synth workouts with so much depth it take a few listens to really appreciate the craftsmanship and the many layers of sound that bubble under the surface. It’s one of those records that the minute it finishes you want to immediately spin again. Superb.