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Mud Soundtrack On Sale March 10 from Mondo

Mud Original Soundtrack cover art vinylThe soundtrack for Mud, director Jeff Nichols’ bittersweet tale of Americana, is to be released on vinyl on Thursday, March 10 by Mondo. The album was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

Aside from attesting to the upside of Matthew McConaughey (the McConaissance, if you will), Mud serves, according to Mondo, as a “masterful exploration of the corruption of romantic ideals.” The film’s aching, optimism, and danger are reflected in the score by David Wingo and original compositions by the Dirty Three, and Lucero.

Mud is available as a limited edition 180 gram 2XLP set that features exclusive interviews with Wingo and Nichols and the exquisite and evocative artwork of Tomer Hanuka.

Additional purchase information available via Mondo.

Mary Lattimore’s At The Dam to be Released on Ghostly International

At The Dam by Mary Lattimore album coverMary Lattimore’s At The Dam, a Didion-evocative travelogue translated through harp strings, will be released by Ghostly International on March 4. The album was mastered for digital and vinyl formats by James Plotkin.

Lattimore, the 2014 recipient of a prestigious fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, refers to her new album as “a travel diary.”

At The Dam is available for pre-order via Ghostly International. The album is streaming in its entirety at Noisey.

Lattimore’s record release show will take place at TransPecos on March 4. Philadelphia-area fans can catch a second record release show at PhilaMoca on March 5.

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.