Mondo Preps Soundtrack Release for 'The Visitor'
Published May 02, 2014A recent radio broadcast had the Mondo team confirming a new soundtrack release behind Italian cult flick The Visitor, and now the label has revealed all the details behind its deluxe edition of Franco Micalizzi's score.
Today (May 2), Mondo reported that it will have a double-LP edition of the set available in their web store on May 9. The deluxe release for the score, composed and arranged by Micalizzi, is being pressed up in a standard 180-gram black vinyl edition, but the label will also be inserting copies on sunburst vinyl at random. The release features exclusive art from Jay Shaw, which you can see up above.
The soundtrack announcement comes after a recent North American revival of the film, distributed by Drafthouse. Micalizzi's jazz-funk score, rife with big brass and warped synths, supports the sci-fi flick, about "an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance." It stars John Huston, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah.
The soundtrack had been issued on vinyl in Italy back in 1979, with the score receiving a few CD releases more recently. Though a tracklisting has not been offered up, Mondo explain that this latest repress features eight songs never before released on vinyl.
Down below, you'll find streams of the score's "Sadness Theme," which was sampled fro Danger Mouse and DOOM's Dangerdoom cut "The Mask" back in 2005, and "Hospital Sequence," as well as the "Stridulum Theme."
This is the second soundtrack release detailed by Mondo this week, following the announcement of a new pressing of John Williams' score to Jurassic Park.