Posted 2019-05-17 in
The Library Music Film is screening in Glasgow on the 31st May with DJs playing, what we're sure will be, a fine selection of Library records. This is gonna be ace, advance tickets only
Film screening: 7.00pm - 8.40pm (99 mins)
Some of the best music ever written… and it was never made available to the public. Composed and recorded for use in film, television broadcasts and advertising, and covering every genre, instrument and atmosphere, library music was an an off-the-shelf option cheaper than commissioning a composer to score a soundtrack.
In its golden era from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, thousands of albums were created by the world’s greatest composers using full orchestras in the best recording studios, with the best engineers and recording equipment. Only available on vinyl and only given to industry professionals, library music albums had tiny production runs; sometimes only 200 copies were pressed, and most were destroyed in the 1990s. Despite its rarity, this music now has a loyal and growing following of DJs, tastemakers, record producers, beatmakers, journalists and vinyl enthusiasts, and library music tracks have been sampled to form the backbone of some of the biggest chart-topping singles by contemporary artists.
In a documentary fronted by record producer, composer and enthusiast Shawn Lee, The Library Music Film takes viewers from London across Europe and to California in search of some of library music’s pioneers, including Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield, John Cameron, Barbara Moore, Janko Nilovic, Brian Bennett and Stefano Torossi. And in interviews with DJs and producers including Fatboy Slim, US hip hop stars such as Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5) and Young Einstein (Ugly Duckling), DJ Format, Johnny Trunk, and Marvels soundtrack composer Adrian Younge, we hear why library music continues to play an important role in today’s music industry.
In its pursuit of a fascinating parallel universe to the record industry we think we know, The Library Music Film serves up musical innovators past and present, hidden sonic treasures and a lot of laughter along the way.
DJs Mr Divine and Dr Crawford, both long-time collectors of library music, will be playing records in Saramago (CCA Cafe-Bar) before the film screening (5.00pm - 7.00pm). Join us after the film in Saramago for the Art School Degree Show Party, with Divine and guests spinning retro funky grooves...
Facebook event page here
CCA event page here
Posted 2019-05-09 in
We are going to be at Horrorcon in Rotherham this weekend. Dario Argento will be there, it will be good!
Drop by our stall if you will also be there.
We have a bunch of new stuff and a huge amount of rare and second hand items so get there early.
Some new stuff will be hitting the website on Friday evening and limited quantities will be available at the stall.
We will be back to business as usual answering messages and posting orders on Monday.
Nice one, cheers
more info here.
Posted 2019-05-03 in
Due in stock in June and Strange Vice will be one of only 4 reatailers stocking the limited edition slipcase version.
FINAL STAB - Director David DeCoteau's video store favorite, for the first time on Blu-ray!
A murder mystery weekend. The perfect time for a perfect crime. At a secluded estate, a group of college friends have gathered together for a weekend of fun and games.
Killer, victim, or innocent bystander, they all have their part to play. But when people begin disappearing - and the bloodshed turns out to be real - everyone quickly realizes that the only way out of this killer game is to be the last one left alive.
Massacre Video presents the video store favorite, FINAL STAB (aka FINAL SCREAM), directed by the legendary David DeCoteau (AMERICAN RAMPAGE, DREAMANIAC, PUPPET MASTER 3). Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut with a BRAND NEW 2K restoration from the camera negative and presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the first time in the USA!
-2k Restoration from the 35mm Original Camera Negatives.
-Uncompressed PCM Audio.
-New Audio Commentary with director, David DeCoteau.
-English Captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
-Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases.