Mondo To Release OST For WILD BEASTS & THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE!

The good folks at Mondo have announced they will be releasing the original soundtrack’s for the Italian horror films – Wild Beasts and The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue. Keep reading on how to grab these soundtracks for yourself below.

Per Mondo:

Hey All – this week we have an Italian feast for you featuring the first-ever release of animals-gone-amok score for WILD BEASTS and a much asked for repress of THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE. Both future the wild psychedelic art of Luke Insect who has absolutely killed it with these two releases.

As usual, new releases go on sale Wednesdays at 12PM (CT) at mondotees.com.

DEATH WALTZ
Wild Beasts – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music Composed by Daniele Patucchi. Featuring original artwork by Luke Insect, and pressed on 180 Gram Grey, Purple & Green Vinyl, housed inside a 425gsm gloss varnish gatefold jacket. 500 units. $30
Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present WILD BEASTS, a bona fide Italian horror masterpiece. This marks the first time that Daniele Patucchi’s score has ever been released on vinyl. Directed by Franco Prosperi (MONDO CANE) and released in 1984, the story sees a batch of PCP leaked into a zoo’s water supply infecting the animals, who band together and rise up to destroy their captors. It’s one of the greatest nature-run-amok films ever made, and is in turn thrilling, revolting, scary and hilarious.

Patucchi is one of the most underrated Italian composers for some reason, but we here at Death Waltz want to change that with several releases lined up in 2017/18. His work here undercuts the wild action and is actually quite sombre in tone. Armed with a battery of synthesisers and processed animal effects, he manages to craft a score that is a world away from the usual Italian soundtracks that graced films in this period. Long droning bass tones underpin some sumptuous sax and back-breaking synth drums literally destroy everything in their path. We won’t lie, this score requires patience, but spend time with it and you begin to love it for the chances it takes.

DEATH WALTZ
The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Giuliano Sorgini. Original Artwork by Luke Insect Pressed on 180 eye of Guthrie vinyl, housed inside a 42g gloss varnish gatefold jacket. Limited to 600 copies. $30
Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present a much needed re-press of THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE featuring updated and expanded artwork by Luke Insect. Jorge Grau directed this classic zombie film in 1974, predating Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA by three years; you can’t help but think Goblin was inspired by Giuliano Sorgini’s score to MANCHESTER MORGUE when recording the Argento classic. Giuliano Sorgini fills his score with psych driven breaks, lush strings, pulsing electronics and terrifying wailing screams (provided buy the director himself) it’s a truly original score that sounds as fresh today as it did in 1974.

About Michael Juvinall (1111 Articles)

I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all around affinity for things that go bump in the night!

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