Minamata, Prometheus, Elvis Presley, Xentrix, Hot Hot Heat, Doe Maar and Exhorder.
It's Friday again and therefore almost time for the weekend. Our favorite time of the week because we can spend all day in the recordstores! Here are some great new records you can find online and at your local record store. We'll start with two impressive soundtracks:
First, Minamata. This score is composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto - composer, electro-pop pioneer, buddy to David Bowie, and synthesizer legend. Sakamoto's music has consistently exuded a profound empathy and expresses in a few elegant gestures the haunting richness of life. Minamata is now available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on black & white marbled vinyl and contains an insert with liner notes.
Next, we switch 180 degrees in genre and present to you: Prometheus. This film is a 2012 science fiction horror film, which score was created by German composer Marc Streitenfeld. This soundtrack was recorded over one week with a 90-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Prometheus is now available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on flaming coloured vinyl and contains a 4-page booklet with movie stills and exclusive litho.
We'll continue with some more new vinyl:
Elvis Presley's Promised Land is now available as a limited edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on transparent and white marbled vinyl. This timeless classic features hits as “If You Talk In Your Sleep” and titletrack “Promised Land”.
English thrash metal outfit Xentrix is commonly referred to as one of the “big four” of English thrash metal, given their popularity in the underground metal scene of the 1980s to mid-1990s. The band released their second studio album For Whose Advantage? in 1990. Now, it's available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent blue vinyl and includes an insert.
Canadian indie rockers Hot Hot Heat released their second studio album Elevator in 2005. It was the last album to feature fouding guitarist Dante DeCaro. To replicate the idea of an elevator, the band chose to list the songs in reverse order on the back cover of the album, with 1 at the bottom and 15 at the top, and not showing the 13th track. Elevator is now available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent red vinyl.
Klaar was the - at that time - one-time comeback for Nederpop band Doe Maar, after which they split up in 1984. Despite the fact that they made several comebacks after, Klaar is the last album Doe Maar made featuring new music. The album is now available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent red vinyl.
Finally, Exhorder's Slaughter in the Vatican is now available on black vinyl.
We hope you all have a great weekend digging through the crates in your local record store!
English thrash metal outfit Xentrix is commonly referred to as one of the “big four” of English thrash metal, given their popularity in the underground metal scene of the 1980s to mid-1990s. The band released their second studio album For Whose Advantage? in 1990.
Based on the book by the same name, Minamata follows war photographer Eugene Smith as he travels Japan documenting the devastating effect of mercury poisoning among coastal communities. The score is composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto composer, electro-pop pioneer, buddy to David Bowie, and synthesizer legend.
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron. It is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human species.
Slaughter in the Vatican is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Exhorder. It was released on October 23, 1990. The album received favourable reviews, and saw the band being compared to heavy metal legends Pantera.
Canadian indie rockers Hot Hot Heat released their second studio album Elevator in 2005. Music critics praised the album and it charted in both the Canadian Albums Chart as well as the Billboard 200. Two singles were released: “Goodnight, Goodnight” and “Middle of Nowhere”.
Promised Land is the twenty-first studio album by world famous American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on January 8, 1975, Elvis' 40th birthday. It reached number 47 on the Billboard Top 200 and number one on the Billboard Top Country chart.
Klaar is het vijfde studioalbum van de Nederlandse popband Doe Maar. Het was een op dat moment eenmalige comeback van de band, die in 1984 uit elkaar ging. Echter is Doe Maar sindsdien verschillende keren weer bij elkaar gekomen. Klaar behaalde de nummer 1 positie in de Nederlandse Album Top 100 en nummer 6 in de Vlaamse Ultratop 200.