Marek Robert highlights his top 5 film scores of the year for 2016.
The Neon Demon
Every time a new Cliff Martinez score is announced it’s almost guaranteed to be included in my favourite scores of the year and his score for Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest feature The Neon Demon is no exception. Continue reading
Australian composer Michael Fugucio, aka Vi-Res, is part of a new exciting generation of soundtrack composers whose styles echo that of the classic horror and sci-fi genre movies of the 70’s and 80’s. Vi-Res already has three releases under his belt; the Imaginary scores The First People and Sunstar, as well as the recently released Lost Score, his unused score for an upcoming Australian Continue reading
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, 2015 has seen the soundtrack renaissance at its absolute peak. An insane amount of film scores and soundtracks, old and new, are being released, particularly on vinyl, Continue reading
By Marek Robert
As we reach October and Halloween is approaching rapidly, it once again feels like the right time to get into the mood of things and give you a list of some of my favourite horror soundtracks. I’ve decided to make this a list of 80’s scores only as it’s my favourite era of horror film and scores, and just for the sake of keeping it down to five (which felt difficult enough).
So, here are my top five 80’s horror scores (in no particular order). Continue reading
The release of Slime City see’s yet another forgotten film score resurrected from the lost vaults of obscurity and launched into the ever-expanding world of vinyl soundtrack reissues. The average soundtrack collector would be forgiven for having never heard of this obscure retro 80’s oddity, whilst others may think about giving it a miss due to the overwhelming onslaught of film scores Continue reading
The score to the infamous German nasty Nekromantik was released earlier this year through the fantastic One Way Static records, another top reissue from the Belgian based soundtrack label. The film itself was infamously banned in numerous countries throughout the world due to it’s realistic gore, animal cruelty and an extremely odd threesome with a severely decomposed corpse. Continue reading
Panos Cosmatos’ debut feature Beyond the Black Rainbow was released in 2010 and has gained a cult following amongst film connoisseurs and synth score lovers. Four years later and after countless bootlegs by fans, Jeremy Schmidt’s synth-heavy score was finally released in September 2014 through Death Waltz/JAGJAGUWAR to critical acclaim. Continue reading