Whatever your stance is on Fede Alvarez’s EVIL DEAD, the one sure thing that works is Roque Baños’ score. It’s classically haunting, and evokes a great sense of dread right as the demons begin to possess and the gore starts flying. For you vinyl hounds who prefer to listen to their film scores on wax, we’re in luck as label Unseen Forces is set to unleash all 70 minutes of Banos’ soundtrack onto a double LP with randomly inserted transparent red or green. It’ll only run you $25, and will ship right on October 31st!
“UNSEEN FORCES is proud to present the complete motion picture soundtrack from Fede Alvarez’s incendiary 2013 reimagining of cult horror masterpiece the EVIL DEAD. Spanish composer Roque Baños dazzles with a crisp modern orchestral score that bows reverently toward such genre classics as Jerry Goldsmith’s The Omen Suite, Anton Webern and Krzysztof Penderecki’s creepy string movements from The Exorcist and Joseph LoDuca’s beautifully understated atmospherics for Sam Raimi’s original creation that launched the grisly Kandarian franchise and revolutionized the contemporary horror film with its startling velocity.
Anxious purists need not fret. Baños studied music at the Upper Music Conservatory of Murcia and Madrid’s Real Conservatorio Superior before graduating from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, but with EVIL DEAD he steps beyond the jazz influences evidenced in his previous scores. Here the maestro eloquently assumes the role of firestarter, conducting like a pyromaniac invoking the destructive majesty of flame – both demonic and cleansing – with smoldering strings and brass building toward total aural incineration. To that end, he cleverly employs a prominent siren motif that at turns suggests a dreadful fire alarm in slow motion, the nostalgia of an amusement park haunted house attraction and a prodigious yawning door somewhere in the deepest chasm of hell. A thoroughly cinematic experience suffused with sweeping overtures and jarring choral crescendos, Baños has created a dark and vital epic for the ages. DLP pressed to 140gram gore splattered vinyl – with a locked groove for extended terror! – and entombed in a lavish gatefold cover, this gorgeous collection carves through the glut of overblown soundtrack reissues of late like a trusty chainsaw. It is, in a word…“Groovy!”
- Deluxe 2xLP housed in gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves featuring movie photos
- US versions pressed on transparent red & transparent green wax (randomly packed)
- Over 70 minutes of music!