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.
Posted 2019-04-03 in
Due in stock soon from Blood Orange Records
Remastered from the original studio tapes by Güs Sissüm - this EP includes an alternate Dead or Alive, a far better produced Gimme Some Head with sharper vocals/leads/backup vocals, a previously unreleased 1982 interview clip from UNH as well as Occupation - unreleased because GG thought it was too much of a pop song for the Jabbers. The song was bootlegged and released previously at the wrong speed and with terrible audio quality. Comes with booklet full of info including the true story behind the GSH sessions and what happened as a result of them. Don't miss out on this one!
Posted 2019-03-28 in
BLOOD LAKE is the most fascinating -- and stupefying -- shot-on-video slasher that ever escaped from 1987. A group of unhinged party animals, including adolescent horn-dog Lil' Tony, embark on a weekend trip filled with Jet Skis, a keg of Busch, and an extended game of quarters. But look out! There's a supernatural killer on the loose who wears cowboy boots and a silk shirt with a rose stitched on it! Made by real-life friends from Oklahoma on a real-life vacation, BLOOD LAKE is a rewardingly lethal collision of '80s slasher video-vomit and twisted cinéma vérité madness. From false metal soundtrack hits to gratuitous scenes of people sleeping, this might be the only movie in history capable of receiving a stamp of approval from both David Lee Roth and Andy Warhol.
Posted 2018-11-22 in
We're going to be set up here with a selection of movies, records and reading material.
BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON
Saturday 24th- Sunday 25th November
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Posted 2018-10-11 in
Coming on both Blu Ray & DVD
After being awakened from the grave, Eric Longfellow (Don Leifert) takes up residence in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac outside of Baltimore, establishing himself as a respected music teacher while secretly roaming the nearby woods, stalking and strangling young women so as to take over their life force. As residents descend into panic and paranoia, Longfellow’s neighbor becomes increasingly suspicious of his unaccounted wanderings, unaware of his evil powers and unquenchable need for fresh victims.
The second feature film directed by Baltimore’s best-kept filmmaking secret, the legendary self-taught auteur Don Dohler, FIEND is a meticulously made supernatural suspense thriller. Massacre Video proudly presents this under-seen 1980 ghoul fest in glorious HD, newly restored in 2k from its original 16mm A/B rolls, featuring rare archive interviews with the cast plus much more!
Posted 2018-09-05 in
English friendly discs of German splatter from new label Spasmo Video.
Posted 2018-08-08 in
We will have the stall set up at Film & Comic Con Glasgow this weekend.
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm
Posted 2018-07-14 in
Severin Films Presents THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH – The Original Horror-Monster Musical Uncut on Blu-ray For the First Time Ever!
In 1964, 20th Century Fox released an independent shocker – shot in two weeks for $50,000 outside Stamford, Connecticut by local producer/director Del Tenney – advertised as “The First Horror-Monster Musical.” More than 50 years later, this “Absolute classic of exploitation cinema” (Legends Magazine), returns like you’ve never seen or heard it before.
When nuclear waste dumped into the ocean mutates a shipwreck full of corpses, it will unleash an onslaught of bikini teens, surprising gore, dubious science, an intrepid maid, The Del-Aires, and arguably the greatest, worst monsters in horror movie history. Severin is proud to present this cult favorite from “Connecticut’s own Ed Wood” (Stamford Advocate), now featuring a new 2k scan from the original negative and loaded with all-new Special Features like nothing that ever stalked this earth!
Blu Ray & DVD due in stock around the 28th August
Posted 2018-07-11 in
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the petting zoo, you meet . . . GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS! Written and directed by infamous outsider artist Fredric C. Hobbs (ALABAMA'S GHOST), this is the story of an eight-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, and terrorizes stoners! From the surreal "wild west" locations to the outrageous monster effects, GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS is easily the most berserk, out-of-control, and inexplicably deranged creature feature in the history of forever. This includes the scene where the Godmonster crashes a children's picnic. In the words of legendary filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, "Get the straight jackets ready!"
Posted 2018-07-10 in
The first 2 vinyl releases from cassette label Spun Out Of Control will be released and in stock at Strange Vice at the end of September.
Soundtrack to dark psychological drama ‘Sodium Party’ by Irish composer Steve Nolan is debut vinyl album release on Spun Of Out Of Control
Having released 20+ cassettes since the label’s inception in 2016, Spun Out Of Control momentarily moves from tape deck to turntable to celebrate its 2nd anniversary, releasing one of its earliest sold out tapes – the soundtrack to the film ‘Sodium Party’ – on vinyl for the first time ever.
Limited to 300 hand-numbered units on classic black wax complete with Japanese-style obi strip/band, the debut vinyl release on London label Spun Out Of Control is a film score that mixes almost industrial electronica with pretty, if haunting, piano motifs.
Though very much showcasing the epic talents of composer Steve Nolan, previously keyboardist with 90s Irish industrial electronic act InDust, fans of Angelo Badalamenti and Nine Inch Nail’s musical offerings for the movies and TV work of David Lynch will also find much to savour here.
The soundtrack has been primped and polished to perfection by Steve since its initial release on cassette, with this 2018 re-master for vinyl overseen by Antony Ryan. Features specially commissioned cover and label artwork by designer Eric Adrian Lee. Download card with all retail copies. Catalogue number SOOC LP1.
Correlations’ cinematic dark synth sequel ‘Aftermath’ is
Limited to 300 hand numbered units on coloured ‘Sky Blue’ vinyl complete with Japanese-style obi strip/band, the second ever vinyl release on London label Spun Out Of Control is an album of beautifully cinematic electronica in which layers of buzzing synths weave epic earworm melodies for the listener.
‘Aftermath’ by Correlations forms the follow up to last year’s cassette release ‘Night Acquisitions’, also for Spun Out Of Control, which sold out from the label within days.
The players on ‘Aftermath’ read like a veritable who’s who of contemporary electronica and soundtrack work.
Led by Correlations’ main man Neil Hale, the album also features the playing of Pablo Clements from Toydrum, Simon James of The Simonsound and has been exclusively mastered for this vinyl release by Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle).
Specially commissioned cover and label artwork by designer Eric Adrian Lee. Download card supplied with all retail copies. Catalogue number SOOC LP2.
Posted 2018-05-16 in
Due in stock towards the end of the month