New Music Release: CRASH Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hi Everyone! This week we finish our David Cronenberg / Howard Shore campaign with the release of our third soundtrack, the 20th anniversary expanded edition Crash soundtrack. 

As always, all new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at 12PM (CST).

Crash - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Howard Shore. Artwork by Rich Kelly. Pressed on 180 Gram Chrome colored Vinyl (limited to 1,000 copies). Also available on 180 Gram Black. Featuring liner notes by Russ Fischer and etched D-Side. $35

Mondo is proud to present the third of our Cronenberg / Shore summer trilogy: the 20th anniversary release of Howard Shore’s score to David Cronenberg’s Crash. Crash is an utterly audacious piece of work from Shore, using 6 electric guitars, 3 orchestral harps, 3 woodwinds and 2 percussionists. Shore crafts a meticulous sonic landscape.

Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, Crash deftly explores the complex interpersonal relationships of a select few, who find themselves colliding head-on with the world of car-crash fetishism. Crash is the first Cronenberg film to premiere at Cannes. John Bender wrote “Shore's calculated instrumentation, mostly electronically manipulated guitars, harps and percussion, give Crash a cold and burnished metallic sound.” The perfect companion to an uncompromising filmmaker like David Cronenberg.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this complex film, Mondo and Howe Records are pleased to present Howard Shore's score for Crash for the first time ever on vinyl, with original artwork by Rich Kelly.

Dead Ringers - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP
Based on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland, Dead Ringers tells the story of identical twin gynecologists—suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality—who share the same practice, the same apartment, and the same women. It is a chilling tale, but a high-water mark for the shared filmography of Cronenberg and Shore. 

Shore's score creates a beautiful yet mysterious atmosphere. However, Shore uses the beauty of a string orchestra to represent the sinister. Howard Shore has said that “the music in Dead Ringers works all around the edges. It’s all about subtext.” Shore won the Genie Award for the Dead Ringers score.

We are thrilled to be highlighting Dead Ringers on vinyl for the first time, and featuring original artwork by Randy Ortiz.

Naked Lunch - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP
Mondo & Howe Records are excited to continue their Howard Shore / David Cronenberg series, celebrating its 25th anniversary, the score for Naked Lunch, composed by three-time Oscar-winner Howard Shore collaborating with both jazz legend Ornette Coleman and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring all new, incredible artwork by Rich Kelly. 

Based on the novel by William S. Burroughs, Cronenberg takes the character of William Lee (Peter Weller) through his drug-fuelled escapades through the land of Interzone, while also blending it with a semi-autobiographic story about Burroughs himself. Once referred to as an un-filmable novel, the film Naked Lunch is one of the great book-to-film adaptations, in no small part due to the wildly inventive score by Shore and Coleman. Their collaboration transports you seamlessly into Burroughs' world.