Archive for February, 2013

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Hot Off the Press!

February 28, 2013
Records! Records! Records!

Records! Records! Records!

Well, here we go: UK label Dead By Mono Records just posted a lil’ teaser photo of the newly-printed sleeve for the No Way Out! Vol. 3 compilation CD on Facebook, giving you a slight inkling of what the fold-out looks like. Again, it’s heavy on the Tales From the Crypt vibe – like, how can you not like that groundbreaking comic? – and I think I can reveal that the main theme is threes. But I’m guessing that’s about as much as I can share right now.

There’s twenty bands in total on the compilation, including The Norliss Tapes making their physical debut with A Trip To the Moon. More info can be found on the label’s Facebook event here and the official website here. Out soon!

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Morricone Rocks

February 27, 2013

Oh man, this is just amazingly good. YouTube user MorriconeRocks made an impressive effort collecting the works of genius (and prolific!) Italian composer Ennio Morricone, separating them into different playlists with themes like westerns, party, funk, and even some ‘eroticism’ (still pretty SFW.)

Much has been said about this composer, but the thing that strikes me listening to this material is his passion and sometimes amazingly bold experimentation – especially when you consider that the bulk of his work was for mostly low-budget European productions. Some 50 years after these songs were recorded some of the work still sounds fresh and kinda ‘out there’ for lack of a better phrase. And imagine how avant garde he must’ve seemed when he decided to throw in all kinds of instruments and musical genres into the mix back in the 60s when film productions stuck with strictly orchestral arrangements!

There’s tons of great stuff to be discovered and enjoyed, so visit the channel here and click away!

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Roll Call!

February 26, 2013

Here we go with a little update from Camp Superseven: The opening and closing titles of the second feature entitled Superseven Is Still My Name! Looks great and I think this quicker editing-style fits the format really nicely. I’m excited as hell and can’t wait to see the finished results!

The opening sequence (above) uses The Jimmy C‘s Astro ZX-9, and the closing credits (bottom) features my track Superseven Chase Theme as well as Jimmy’s great track Movie Theme. I don’t have a date yet when these will be released, but I’ll make sure to post something about it when it happens.

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T.H.E.M. Distress Signal

February 24, 2013
copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Well, as everything is coming together just nicely I thought it was time to share a lil’ something to give everyone a lil’ teaser taste. Check out Call Me Greenhorn‘s T.H.E.M. Distress Signal on SoundCloud, taken from the upcoming soundtrack album that will be released after the feature.

The album – or ‘EP’ might be the correct phrase as it’ll probably have eight tracks – will have songs used in as well as inspired by The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West series along with a few surprises, and in my humble opinion it’s gonna a blast. So give the track a spin, and, as always, feel free to share and spread the word!

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Scott Rhodes on SciFi Pulse

February 22, 2013
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copyright Scott Rhodes

Make sure you tune in on SFP-NOW 1:30 pm PST this afternoon – that’s 22:30 CET – for an interview with The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West producer/director Scott Rhodes! I’m sure they’ll focus on the upcoming feature They Call Me Superseven, but they take calls so if you’re in the area make sure to get in touch at (347) 308-8787 with whatever questions you might have.

The show will be archived so I’ll post a link later on. You can stream the show online here.

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The Bigfoot Diaries Webcast Premier

February 22, 2013

Well, a big congratulations to my pal Troy Church and the rest of the Bigfoot Diaries crew that debuted on air on February 17th! Guests include legendary Dictators‘ member Andy Shernoff and Bob Nastanovich of Pavement with topics ranging from Tiny Tim, the Hull area in the UK, the future of Sonic Youth to living in Iowa (sounds pretty affordable!)

This was a nice debut with a pretty laid-back feel to it, the guys did great and I’m looking forward to checking this out every month (next show will air on March 24th.) The show finishes with musical guests The High Crest. Check it out on YouTube here.

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Superseven Chase Theme

February 22, 2013

For a brief taste of what I’ve been up to lately music-wise, check out this early look for the end credits of the second film from Camp Superseven entitled Superseven Is Still My Name. Heavy on the 60s influence I tried to make a really ‘jumpy’ track using mostly analog sounds – in fact the only electronic instrument used is the theremin! – and taking my cue from Italian soundtracks of the era.

I think this looks and sounds great and Jimmy C‘s Movie Theme off his Project E.G.O. album fits nicely. I can’t wait to see the finished results!

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The Walking Dead: Torn Apart

February 21, 2013

Well, call me Johnny-Come-Lately, but I’m slightly miffed I missed out on The Walking Dead: Torn Apart web series on YouTube. Now, granted, I am the worst kind of fan boy when it comes to a lot of things – I tend to busy myself with my own projects so I rarely keep track of anything  – but after going through the third season of the series and becoming a huge fan I can’t believe I never 1) checked out AMC on the ‘Tube or 2) at least visited their Facebook page enough times to find out about it.

Anyway, this web-exclusive directed by special effects maestro Greg Nicotero offers up six ‘bytes’ that’s a nice addition to the original series. Focusing on divorced couple Andrew (Rick Otto) and Hannah (Lilli Birdsell) in the initial stages of the zombie apocalypse, this actually works as a sort of prequel to the TV-series, tying in nicely with the pilot episode.

Around twenty minutes in total, it’s definitely worth checking out. All six episodes can be found here.

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Pic o/t Year!

February 20, 2013
'You drive me ape...'

‘You drive me ape…’

Now, I’m just putting this out there: My birthday’s April 5th. I’m just sayin’. That’s right, April 5th. Bring banana liqueur.

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Zombie’s Way to Die

February 20, 2013

Well, as morbid and cute as Melbourne, Australia Metro Trains‘ animated public service announcement Dumb Ways to Die might be, I think Teddiefilms and the Rocky Point Haunted House‘s Walking Dead-inspired parody The Walking Dumb: Dumb Ways to Die is a pretty nice blending of two popular culture phenomenas.

Covering the three seasons of the show so far – warning: there are spoilers! – this parody manage to sum it up nicely with a great sense of humor juxtaposing a damn catchy melody with some moderately gory special effects. Check it out on YouTube for lyrics and links to their pages on iTunes and Facebook here.

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