Published Apr 24, 2015Shifting the focus away from its film-specific releases for just a moment, the score-celebrating Death Waltz Recording Company has announced the latest instalment in its"Death Waltz Originals" series. This time, it's serving up a 10-inch from sci-fi synth master Pye Corner Audio (a.k.a. Martin Jenkins).
A two-song 10-inch from the UK artist is due through the label next Tuesday (April 28). A Facebook post from Jenkins has him admitting he's "been dying to let the proverbial cat out of the bag for ages on this one."
The vinyl release follows last year's Black Mill Tapes Volume 4: Dystopian Vectors release and is expected to feature more vintage, analogue synthscaping from Pye Corner Audio. You can stream the spacey and spooky sounds of John Carpenter-conjuring A-side "Stars Shine Like Eyes" down below, while the flip features a new tune titled "Quasar II."
The artwork, which you can see up above, was done by La Boca. As you can see, it features a pair of grasshopper astronauts exploring more than the skies.
The vinyl release will be pressed on fluorescent green vinyl, as well as an as-yet-unknown colour variation that will be revealed when the record goes on sale next week.
It's further explained that Death Waltz will eventually be issuing another "Originals" release from Umberto and Antoni Maiovvi, who kicked off the series last year with their Texas Chainsaw Massacre-saluting The Hook and Pull Gang. Other entries are expected from Black Channels, Pentagram Home Video and Charlotte Hatherley.
In other Death Waltz news, the label has hinted that a pair of soundtrack releases are also coming out next week. Though they're to-be-detailed, there's online speculation that DW43 is for 1988 horror-comedy Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, while DW37 could be Alessandro Alessandroni's score to 1979's The Killer Nun (a.k.a. Suor Omicidi). The full details are expected next week.
UPDATE: Death Waltz has now confirmed it's indeed releasing Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and The Killer Nun. Both go on sale April 28.
Thanks to FACT for the tip.