Music collectors around the world are probably familiar with Record Store Day, an annual event celebrating independently owned and operated music retailers (a rare thing nowadays), which this year falls on April 20th. Store owners, bands, labels and fans across the globe mark the date, often releasing limited editions of new, classic or rare albums, most available only at indie record stores while supplies last. This year, UK label Death Waltz is unveiling some ultra-cool short run album pressings for the event that should have horror music fans drooling.
Fans of the documentary Horror Business will dig this exclusive release of that film's score by Steve Moore of retro prog-rock unit Zombi, which could easily be mistaken for a lost Goblin or Fabio Frizzi score.
Also on the list includes Antoni Maiovvi's score from Yellow, a short film homage to Italian giallo flicks of the '70s and '80s. Maiovvi's “horror disco” soundtrack fuses vintage electronics and European prog-rock, and is pressed on yellow vinyl with blood splatter effects.
Fans of classic genre TV will dig Death Waltz's 7” split discs featuring the themes from The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Munsters.
Each of these discs comes in a retro die-cut “disco bag” sleeve and includes an exclusive art print featuring the work of acclaimed names like Graham Humphreys, Jeremy Wheeler and frequent Mondo collaborators We Buy Your Kids. Be sure to drop by the Death Waltz site for more details.