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LILES, ANDREW - The Maleficent Monster and other macabre Stories

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Blackest Rainbow Records BRR666
Release Year: 2014
Note: music for imaginary horror films, influenced by DONALD RUBINSTEIN, JOHN CARPENTER, FABIO FRIZZI & ENNIO MORRICONE..."themes, incidental music, bridging songs, interludes, creaks and groans".. lim. 350 copies on green slime / blood splatter vinyl
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €20.00

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"This full length LP consists of themes, incidental music, bridging songs, interludes, creaks and groans, created as imaginary soundtracks for imaginary horror films. Expect 40 minutes of musical interpretations of horrific themes, influenced by such maestros as Donald Rubinstein, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi and Ennio Morricone. The tracks cover a vast amount of ground including austere orchestral pieces, voodoo drums, torture porn, possession, cheesy '80s soundtracks, Giallo, '70s synths, mellotrons, flutes, piano and much, much more. This is an edition of 350 copies pressed on green slime with blood splatter vinyl!" [label info]


"Like any good horror soundtrack, this album opens with a fine thunder storm and creepy Rosemarys baby piano. Add heartbeats and eerie voices before the whole things transfers into what sounds like an Italian gangster soundtrack score and you have all you need for a good nights chilling. And thats only the first track. Liles likes his monsters, and it shows on this splatter vinyl (what else?) album. With no track separation, the album feels like a 45 minute roller coaster that moves from mood to mood, with vocals in various existing and non-existing languages, courtesy of Ksenia Nefedova, Melon Liles, Tomomi Kojo-Robertson and Simona Della Valla. Sometimes the music gets moody and even depressing, but then the atmosphere lifts and were back in high gear piano chasing zombies back into their graves. Sometimes orchestral touches are added to the music (and screaming of course), which is very professionally recorded and performed. All hail also to the cover, where we
find Mr Liles with a number of decaptitated heads in his hands accompanied by a hellish cat in the picture. There are of course appropriately silly zombie titles like Burn the Witch, Cadaver Collector, Zombie Rock and Escape from Haunted Island. Dont let the playfulness of this put you off this album: musically this works really well as a soundtrack to an imaginary, but very good, late night horror movie. With Liles youre never quite sure what to expect, as his music varies so much. The Maleficent Monster is another very worthwhile addition to his already large catalogue. Hell, if Disney had known about it they might had used it for their million-selling movie Maleficent." [FK/Vital WEekly]