Tomorrow Mondo will be selling a pretty incredible vinyl in the form of Howard Shore‘s scores for David Cronenberg’s The Brood and Scanners! This will be the first time that either of these soundtracks will be available on vinyl and it’s being done in a rather interesting way.
See, there will only be one record with each soundtrack taking up on side, Scanners on Side A and The Brood on Side B. The album will be released on 180-gram vinyl with two color options: a Scanners-themed Cream with Brown & Red Splatter (representing the infamous head explosion) and a Brood-themed Gray with Green Splatter (representing Nola’s external womb).
Cronenberg put no restrictions on me at all. He talked to me as if I were part of the acting ensemble. It was a very pure way of writing music, and he would make only very minor tweaks once I recorded it. You were allowed to achieve whatever you wanted to achieve given the subject matter. It was a ‘60s kind of thing, that kind of equality of working conditions where everything was equal. What he’s interested in is what you think, what emphasis are you going to bring to the work. It’s very intuitive with me and the work. He sends me the film, I spot the film and send him the notes.
The album will go on sale at a random time tomorrow. Head below for the covers and track list.
SCANNERS (Side A)
1. Main Title (1:37)
2. Vale Captured (4:09)
3. Ephemerol (1:21)
4. The Ripe Program (2:52)
5. The Injection (2:50)
6. Dirge for the Assassins (2:38)
7. Vale’s Lonely Walk (1:03)
8. The Dart (1:34)
9. Scanner Duel (5:48)
THE BROOD (Side B)
1. The Shape of Rage: A Suite for 21 Strings (12:17)