Mondo Monday – Maniacs and Monsters!!!

Mondo has announced a hell of pair of titles this week!

unnamed-1Joe Spinell’s horrifically beautiful face is recreated by  Randy Ortiz for the cover to the Maniac – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

From the press release:

An absolutely phenomenal, sleazy synth score from Jay Chattaway perfectly capturing the unease and grime of Times Square in its pre-Disney clean-up era. Its minimal synth lines, full to the brim with dark brooding menace, exaggerated ring modulations and discordant strings manage to echo the utter despare of Joe Spinell’s character on screen.

This stands head and shoulders above similar 80’s synth scores which often riffed on John Carpenter’s Halloween score a little too much. Maniac sees Chattaway going wild, adding layers of noise & dialogue into the mix, giving the score an utterly claustrophobic feel that manages to be both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. This is a genuinely uncomfortable listen and it is easy to see why it has become such a classic amongst synth-heads and horror fans alike.

Pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl, the exclusive clear blue vinyl with white & red splatter will cost you$25.

For something a little cuddlier, we have Bruce Broughton’s score to Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad with amazing art by Gary Pullin.unnamed

From the press release:

Available on vinyl for the first time, Mondo is proud to present Bruce Broughton’s score to Fred Dekker directed, Shane Black scripted cult classic The Monster Squad.

The Monster Squad tells the story of six suburban kids who go toe-to-toe with some of the baddest monsters of all time: The Mummy, The Wolfman, The Gillman, and Dracula join forces to unleash evil on the world, and only the titular “Monster Squad” (with a little help from Frankenstein’s monster) can stop them.

Bruce Broughton’s score brings a chilling center to this otherwise kid-friendly endeavor. Bringing to life a story of kids versus universally-beloved Monsters in a modern era is no small task, but Broughton captures the adventure and spirit of childhood and crafts an iconic score that bridges the gap between two seemingly disparate genres.

Cut at 45RPM for best possible sound quality, and pressed on 180 Gram Amulet Colored Vinyl, this baby retails for $35.

Make your way over to Mondo to get one (or both) for yourself! Both will be available this Wednesday at noon (central time)!