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Videogram Lunchmeat VHS!

May 14, 2015

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Yes! Here it is! I couldn’t be more excited to announce the second physical Videogram release, the Lunchmeat VHS! Released in collaboration with Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine and Doc Terror, this limited-edition VHS features the complete 2014 S/T album in visual form, edited as a faux-trailer show. Fourteen videos in total complete with idents.

But that’s not all! We went out of our way to make this one as beefy as possible, so as an added bonus the VHS includes a 3D version – with glasses included! Wrapped in a clambox shell and featuring artwork by Loud Comix‘ illustrator Jamie Vayda, these are available via Lunchmeat‘s official website only, and, to make it fair for everyone, there are no pre-orders taken. Get it here.

EDIT: The VHS has sold out. A huge thank-you to everyone for the amazing support!

EDIT II: For those that missed out on the VHS the video is now available as a digital download via VHX.com! It includes the original 34-minute Videogram experience and comes with the VHS-master of the S/T album as a bonus. Get it here.

To commemorate this trés cool release, and give the awesome work Jamie did its due, I am also doing a one-time campaign on Teespring. Screenprinted in blood-red ink on premium yellow t-shirts (giallo, get it?), these limited-edition t-shirts are gorgeous and available in all sizes (S – 3XL). Once they’re gone they will not be reprinted, so make sure to reserve yours today! Get it here.

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Diversión en Español!

May 5, 2015

Well, since literally tens of people has been asking about Pure Melvin, here’s a brief update and sample. With Jamie (aka The Jimmy C) focusing on his second full length and me working on Videogram‘s debut album on Cineploit, the coming EP – entitled Profoundly Relaxing – will be pushed forward to some time this coming summer.

The tracks are pretty much finished, it’s just time for mixing, mastering and sequencing that’s needed. Took some time off last night and finished up the mix of Fruta Sabrosa, so give it a spin on SoundCloud and give us a like on Facebook while you’re at it.

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Into the Red

April 15, 2015

Check it out: I just received word that UK filmmaker Geoffrey Taylor‘s short documentary Into the Red can be streamed online on YouTube and Vimeo.

A fascinating look into the Redhead Days that takes place annually in Breda, The Netherlands, Geoffrey sets out to dig a little deeper into this phenomenon – as well as make some new friends.

A cool document about something I honestly had no idea existed (I’m brown haired), the documentary is short and to the point and gives a nice look into this unique gathering.

Check it out, spread the word, and if you’re a ginger you might wanna visit the Breda festival on their Facebook page as it has a whopping 90,000+ followers. My track Ginger (heard in the documentary) is available here.

Into the Red – A short film about the largest Ginger gathering in the world from Geoffrey Taylor: Wide Eyed on Vimeo.

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Post Mortem

April 14, 2015

I think most horror fans are familiar with horror director, producer and writer Mick Garris. Creator of the Masters of Horror TV series, he’s penned The Fly II and Critters 2 as well as directed The Stand and Sleepwalkers – both based on Stephen King‘s novels – just to name a few of the titles on his résumé.

His great interview series Post Mortem – originally created for the now-defunct FEAR NET – are now available on YouTube. I love these! With a very laid back style, he interviews fellow horror creators such as Roger Corman, Wes Craven and Rob Zombie. The interviews have a great conversational flow that offers some nice insights into the artist behind the famous (or infamous) name – I can’t say I knew all too much about Frank Darabont – and the only complaint I have is that some of these feel a bit short. But hey, leave them wanting more!

The series is available on his official YouTube channel as well as MickGarrisInterviews.com. Check them out and give him a like on Facebook here.

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Mixtape Massacre!

April 12, 2015

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Hey, horror isn’t all fun and games. Wait, actually it is! Check out this coming cool Kickstarter campaign that James at Doc Terror/HorrorSexy hepped me to: Mixtape Massacre!

A mix of 1980s horror films and pop culture, this tabletop board game created by Bright Lights Media has up to eight horror archetypes competing in a killing spree taking place in fictional Tall Oaks in 1986.

So far this campaign is roughly one third completed (they’re asking for $20,000) and perks include t-shirts, silk screen posters and the game itself (plop down $60 to get it). More information here.

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Rome Web Awards

February 23, 2015

Hey, hot on the trail of the Academy Awards I received a bit of pleasantly surprising news this morning. Turns out me and Jerry Kokich‘s track They Call Me Super7even off the ‘They Call Me Superseven’ OST soundtrack has been nominated in the Best Song category of the 2015 Rome Web Awards! Pretty neat.

Now, the announcements were made between February 20th – 22nd, and if my understanding from what I read on the official website is correct, the winners will be announced in September this year. Please keep your fingers crossed and give the track a spin on Bandcamp below.

EDIT: Received an update. The award ceremony will be broadcast on April 17th – 19th.

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Mothmeister

February 19, 2015

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Well, I figure this would be something Mme Veille de la Toussaint of The Year of Halloween would enjoy, the dreamy and surreal quality of Mothmeister‘s photography.

Mixing masks and taxidermy (!!!), this boyfriend-and-girlfriend team created their own universe called Wounderland, with a fairytale-esque vibe that somehow reminds me of the 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man.

Truly intriguing works of photographic art, you can see all of their sometimes-stunning work on their official Instagram page. Check it out!

EDIT: Art prints are available via Etsy.

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Images copyright Mothmeister.

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VHS: Video Cover Art

February 12, 2015

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Great news via The Dude Designs. Posted on his official Facebook page, Tom Hodge, states:

I can now proudly announce the book i have been working on for a while VHS: Video Cover Art on sale in MAY
(12″ x 9″ | hard cover | ISBN13: 9780764348679 | $34.99 (£27.00) )

My work has been built around a lifelong love of VHS (bordering on obsession at times!) and the amazing artworks which were used to adorn the video covers. They were ingrained in my psyche from the first time I ever entered a video store as a child. I have a particular fondness for UK video art (my home country) as many of the covers were specially commissioned by the numerous UK independent distributors and not seen much outside of this market.

These incredible artworks were created by amazing artists such as Enzo Sciotti, Renato Casaro, Caudio Casaro, Brian Bysouth, Graham Humphreys and Laurent Melki. Many artists sadly remain unnamed. The one thing they all held in common is the style and spirit of pure unabashed creativity, where art and film came together in a visual orgy of moustached muscled men, buxom beauties, big explosions, phallic guns, and nightmare-inducing monsters. Sadly this art-form largely disappeared along with demise of the VHS format.

Obscure gems to cult classics in all your favourite genres of Action, Comedy, Kids, Thriller, Sci-Fi and Horror. From the sublime to the ridiculous. Some are incredible works of art, some insane, some perfectly capture the tone of the films, some capture that tone even better than the films themselves, and some have the most tenuous link imaginable! However, all, as you will see, are amazing and inspiring works of art, which will captivate the imagination along with feelings of excitement and wonder, like stepping back into your local video store once again.

This looks like a beaut! Keep your eyes out for this one and make sure to give his page a “like” here!

UPDATE: Tom just announced on his Facebook page that VHS: Video Cover Art is already the number one bestseller in its category from pre-orders on Amazon UK. Awesome!

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Cineploit

January 3, 2015

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Well, first off, Happy New Year! And did I have a great start or what? I am thrilled to announce that my horror OST-influenced project Videogram is joining Euro label Cineploit‘s roster.

Home of such great artists such as Orgasmo Sonore and Oscillotron, to name just a few, I couldn’t be more excited about joining this label and I am looking forward to getting to work on the second album!

Read more here.

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Ginger

December 19, 2014

So, I was recently – or make that yesterday – contacted by UK-based director Geoffrey Taylor who expressed interest in using my old track Ginger for his upcoming documentary about red-haired people and the Redhead Days festival in Breda, Holland.

Geoff’s previous effort Close looks damn great, and having been the official selection of the Encounters Film Festival and the London Film Festival to name just a few, I am more than happy to see this old song being used in his work. I am very excited by this turn of events and can’t wait to see the finished results!

Originally recorded in a quickie demo session back in 2011 – I did drums, bass, guitars, the whole lot! – the track had a quickie 24-bit yesterday evening and will be available via Spotify, iTunes etc. very soon. In the meantime check it out on SoundCloud.

EDIT: If you’ve got Spotify you can give the track a spin here.

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