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Star Trek “The Wrath of Khan” Original Soundtrack 2LP Now Available From Mondo

cover_template_textThe Wrath of Khan is widely considered to be Star Trek’s finest moment. Mondo has released the late James Horner’s score for the film in an expanded edition format featuring selections never-before-heard on vinyl. The double LP has been mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

The Wrath of Khan is pressed on 2X 180 Gram Mutara Nebula colored vinyl and is available now from Mondo.


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Mára “Surfacing” available now from SIGE Records

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Faith Coloccia has released the debut album of her solo project Mára on SIGE records, available on analog cassette and digitally from SIGE’s bandcamp. The album was mastered for both formats by James Plotkin.

The album, recorded via 4-track cassette, showcases the haunting, ghostly atmospheres and melodies that Coloccia is known for, presenting a more intimate collection of work in contrast to her more experimental work in the duo Mamiffer with Aaron Turner.

Preview the opening track below, and head over to SIGE Records for more info.

 

Death Waltz Releases Le Matos Turbo Kid Double LP

Le Matos Turbo Kid SoundtrackDeath Waltz is set to release Le Matos’ Turbo Kid (Chronicles of the Wasteland) soundtrack on December 2. The double LP was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

The 1,000 copy release is presented on 180 gram tri-color vinyl (red, green, and black) with a 425gsm gatefold sleeve jacket with insert and obi strip.

Of the music, Death Waltz founder Spencer Hickman writes:

It’s the kind of electronic album that not only appeals to synths heads but rock fans, too, as it has an energy that makes it sound like a live band is playing. Obvious musical cornerstones include 80s synth pop, early Daft Punk and the Ed Banger label as much as Halloween or Blade Runner.

Preview the soundtrack via Soundcloud.

Order the album via Mondotees.

 

Mondo’s BATMAN: The Animated Series Vinyl Box Set Available for Pre-Order

Batman: The Animated Series vinyl box set from MondoBeginning November, 18, Mondo will take pre-orders for its 1,200-copy run of the Batman: The Animated Series box set, remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

The set contains 16 scores of specially curated episodes of the mid-1990s animated series on 8 x 180 Gram 12″ LPs along with six 4×6 screen-printed handbills and stunning artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative.

From the Mondo website:

Animation brought the character into a gorgeous and timeless Art Deco version of Gotham City, and using villains from the entire run of Batman’s history (including a few new ones, like Harley Quinn, who made her debut appearance on this show in 1992). Bruce Timm & Eric Radomski – along with writing of Paul Dini – crafted arguably one of the most iconic versions of the Dark Knight to date.

It also, very importantly, standardized the style of music and the importance of it in serialized, animated storytelling, especially in the DC Animated Universe

Visit the Mondo website for pre-order details and additional information on this release, including track listings, artwork, and more.

Pre-order Mount Moriah’s ‘How to Dance’ on Merge Records

Mount Moriah "How to Dance" album cover“How to Dance,” the much-anticipated new album from North Carolina’s Mount Moriah is now available for pre-order. The album will be released by Merge Records on Feb. 26, 2016. “How to Dance” was mastered for digital, CD, and vinyl formats by James Plotkin.

The new album represents the evolution and deepening of Mount Moriah’s lyrical and melodic depth. Per mountmoriahband.com:

With How to Dance, the band presents new themes of symbolism, mysticism, alchemy, universality, sacred geometry. There is color, confidence, self-direction, joy. There is also darkness, but only to show you how it found its light.

“How to Dance” digital pre-order [iTunes]

“How to Dance” vinyl or CD pre-order [Merge Records]

Also available from Mount Moriah is the three-song “Calvander” 7-inch, mastered by James Plotkin. “Calvander” is available in vinyl and digital formats from the Merge Records website.

Preview a new Mount Moriah song, “Cardinal Cross,” via SoundCloud.