Posts Tagged ‘Lucio Fulci’

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Drawing Blood

May 30, 2015

Drawing Blood

With Thomas Hodge aka The Dude Design‘s massive collection of analog love VHS: Video Cover Art just getting released this past week – and he’s got some work appearing in Matthew Chojnacki‘s Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground later this year – I figured I’d share one more upcoming book that I’m really excited about: Graham HumphreysDrawing Blood!

With work known by horror fans pretty much all over the world, this UK-based illustrator has become quite legendary as he created a ton of VHS covers back in the 1980s, as well as cool record covers for bands like The Cramps (he did the 3D sleeve for their Off the Bone LP). Still at it today, his work has graced the covers of many Arrow Films & Video releases (my fave being Fulci‘s Zombie Flesh Eaters) as well as Death Waltz Recording Company records.

Released by Proud Galleries, this luxury art book is strictly limited to 500 copies and will be released in time for Halloween this year. The price is £150 (approx. $230), but Graham himself has stated on social media that if this sells out, a more moderately-priced paperback edition will be released. Pre-orders are taken here and make sure to check out his drool-inducing portfolio on his official website here.

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PMB188: Vision Receiver

August 4, 2014
Image copyright Andy Fielding 2014.

Image copyright Andy Fielding 2014.

Cheers to DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium of Project Moonbase who aired Regina dei Cannibali End Titles off the Videogram album during last night’s show Vision Receiver!

Roughly an hour’s length, the episode features some cool Nigerian funk courtesy Keyboard, more reissued material from Italian composer Piero Umiliani and a nice track from Jez Butler. Stream or download it here.

More podcast action comes via Dead Air that aired mid-July. Featuring Doc Terror himself, it covers the Italian Horror Week, Lucio Fulci‘s cult classic video nasty The Beyond and a discussion about my recent album. Stream or download here. While on the subject, the video:

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Ghoul School

January 15, 2014
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copyright Sellergren Design 2014!

Ever done anything by sheer accident? I for one truly believe in serendipity, and if you’ve even read the slightest bit of C.G. Jung you know what I’m talking about, but sometimes it even surprises a true believer. Nothing wrong with a good work ethic or brainstorming, but letting your subconscious take control usually creates more interesting results. It only takes time and patience.

Anyway, sitting down to do something as mundane as just creating a profile pic for my Facebook page – my digital camera works fine but some French jerk rummaged my bag and stole the USB cable while I was on tour I can’t upload any photos – I kinda came up with this concept. The initial sketch turned out pretty good so I figured I’d just go for it. Check out my Lucio Fulci tribute Matul High School Class of 1979.

Available via my Society 6 here and please do join me at www.facebook.com/SellergrenDesign for more imagery. While on the subject of tributes to Zombi 2 aka Zombie Flesh-Eaters:

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Invasion of the Dead

December 28, 2013

With the recent review of Call Me Greenhorn‘s L’Isola dei Morti Viventi in Rue Morgue magazine – and there’s more to come, natch – I decided to create something visual in order to spread the word online. With the track Invasion of the Dead (Main Theme 2) actually being inspired by the final, church-storming sequence in Lucio Fulci‘s Zombie Flesh-Eaters (aka Zombie 2) it wasn’t that hard to figure out what imagery to use, so I popped my German bootleg *cough* DVD into my new video editor and got to work.

As an added bonus I decided to see how effective the track A Feast on Flesh would be set to the zombie-munching sequence of said movie and it turned out pretty cool as well. A couple of quick edits – unlike Fulci I chose not to start with a gory visual punch, opting for revealing more carnage as the scene progressed instead – and it was done. Consider it a bonus. A NSFW bonus.

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Top of the World, Ma!

November 6, 2013
Yay!

Yay!

Well, this is pretty darn cool news: I just checked and was pleasantly surprised to see that Call Me Greenhorn‘s L’Isola dei Morti Viventi OST has reached number one among the horror soundtrack albums on Bandcamp! And that’s not all! A quick search also showed that the album is also number one in the Lucio Fulci as well as the Fabio Frizzi categories. Yay!

Got some more cool things coming soon-ish that I don’t wanna share just yet, but there are some features and interviews regarding this album soon to be made official. In the mean time I hope you’ll give it a spin below (and spread the word!), and read up on the recent interview I did with Doc Terror.

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8 Bits From Hell!

October 6, 2013

Well, here’s a project that easily scores a 95 on the Nerdgasm-o-Meter for it’s sheer creativity and awesomeness: Docterror.com‘s 8-Bits From Hell! Taking their cue from classic Nintendo Entertainment System games such as Friday the 13th, artist Frank Browning with musician Sean O’Connor (under the Hacktivision moniker) set out to emulate these games – with a horror twist to sweeten things up.

zombieNES8How about Lucio Fulci‘s Zombie Flesh Eaters (that’s Zombi 2 for those in the States) complete with a zombie-vs-shark sequence (and infamous eye-gouging scene), Lamberto Bava‘s 80s gorefest Demons (yes, you can choose motorcycle man mode), and even Cannibal Holocaust (yikes!)? All staying surprisingly true to the celluloid originals – which is more than you could say about some of these games back in the 1980s. More goodies include Hell of the Living Dead, Black Christmas and Absurd (aka The Grim Reaper).

Only existing as videos on YouTube (along with additional coolness such as screenshots, promo artwork and instructions via their webpage), these mock-ups got both horror fans and NES enthusiasts salivating, urging them to actually make this a reality. I for one agree and would be more than happy to chip in some money to fund a Kickstarter project. Maybe if word gets around it’ll happen?

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Friday Night Roundup

September 20, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Well, here we go with the end of another week and again another roundup. First off I wanna plug my recent Society 6 addition: Man is The Warmest Place to Hide. It took me a week to finish and I really busted ass on this one as I am a fan of John Carpenter‘s The Thing and wanted it to turn out just right. I am psyched by the results so make sure to check it out!

More great work found on S6 is Casey Weldon (that kinda reminds me of Mark Ryden‘s work), Guiseppe Cristiano, GBret, MZart-Mel Bohrer, Andrew Henry, and Hillary White, who truly’s got something unique going! The classics meets pop culture like you never seen before. Check ’em all out!

Music wise Death Waltz Recording Company made a couple of tracks from the coming release of the soundtrack from Lucio Fulci‘s New York Ripper available on their SoundCloud. The album will go on sale next Friday, so check it out here, and while on the subject the label will also release a four-track EP with Goblin to coincide with their first US tour.

More found sounds on SoundCloud is Panhandle‘s Click Clap. Released by Finders Keepers Records this track is just amazing! There’s something hypnotic about the damn thing and I can’t stop listening to it. And with 14,000+ plays I guess I’m not the only one. Just brilliant!

Aussie musician The Jimmy C also released a couple of new tracks on SoundCloud: Two Ween covers slated for an upcoming tribute album, Even If You Don’t and Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy). My fave is the first one, but give ’em both a spin!

In other news Call Me Greenhorn‘s fake-OST L’Isola dei Morti Viventi is still moving steadily upwards. Kinda weird considering it was a 100% fan boy project, but I am not complaining. Just goes to show that you really should vent that inner nerd. Give it a spin below and get it via Bandcamp here.

Other than that I found the time to catch the amazing photos collected by Superchief in their 80 Photos of Old New York (1970 – 1989) post, and apparently yesterday (September 19th according to the official website) was Talk Like a Pirate Day. I totally missed out on that one. Did you celebrate?

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L’Isola dei Morti Viventi

August 31, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Ah! Savor the musty air of the thrift store. Get fascinated by the visceral artwork of the 30-year-old artifact in your hands. The back of the worn-out VHS sleeve reads:

After NYPD raid the home of dreaded serial killer The Manhattan Mutilator, they find evidence of ritual cannibalism with all traces leading to remote Caribbean island Azul.

Sandra Knowles, the sister of one of his victims, teams up with investigative reporter Peter East, police lieutenant Graham Gordon and female anthropologist Barbara Stanfield to investigate further.

Once arrived they find an island in the grip of fear, with the natives having resorted to voodoo superstitions to protect themselves against a centuries-old curse promising the return of plantation slaves killed in a massacre, and a sugar cane plantation owner that’s not all what he seems…

Ever heard of Fabrizio Ardente‘s ZOMBIES: Island of the Living Dead? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t ’cause it never existed. But I do like the plot summary.

If memory serves me correct it was back in March this year when I had the idea of doing an 80’s sounding OST inspired by the Italian-produced horror films in my collection. I spent a Sunday tweaking some synth sounds and towards the end of that day I had A Modest Tribute to Fabio Frizzi finished. As clunky as it sounds to me now when I have the updated version finished it’s still available on my SoundCloud.

Anyway, with that initial try somewhat successful, the idea of doing a complete soundtrack album was born. Just make up a fake title, do a basic plot line to get a rough idea of where the thing’d be going and create some fitting tracks similar to what Fabio Frizzi did for Lucio Fulci‘s cult classic splatter-fest Zombie Flesh Eaters and Nico Fidenco for Marino Girolami‘s Zombi Holocaust and presto! Instant nerd-boy fun. I did a couple of demos in April, put them in the “to do” file and with the exception of one productive day in June, well, kinda forgot all about it. Too bad my social media ad promised its release in August! So, fast forward to last week when this happened:

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Well, there’s nothing like a time limit to kick your ass into gear, and with my duties for The Norliss Tapes‘ upcoming full length finished it was just a matter of “don’t think do”. If anyone else out there is into Jung you know what he says about letting the subconscious take control, and these past couple of days has been nothing short of a whirlwind of creativity that once finished actually don’t sound like someone unleashed the Tazmanian Devil in a Moog factory – even though that is how I perceived the experience, ha ha ha.

So, I’m pleased as heck to announce Call Me Greenhorn‘s soundtrack album L’Isola dei Morti Viventi! Eighteen tracks in total; with songs, cues and stings ranging from almost cutesy (for me) Caribbean-influenced sounds to pure psychedelic LFO freak-outs. It was a blast to work on and I’m hoping horror hounds out there will agree and take to liking it.

Available via my Bandcamp here and for your listening please just click “play” below. And help get this out to the horror community!

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Pimping My Sh*t

March 29, 2013
Share away!

Share away!

Yeah, so while busying myself with finishing up a ton of stuff right now I also took a short break to finish up a sort of made-for-social-network advertisement for Call Me Greenhorn‘s 2013 releases. And I’m pretty damn impressed by the sheer output once I sat down and collected ’em all into one place.

Anyway, if you got a minute to spare I sure as heck would appreciate you taking the time to share this .png on your Facebook or G+ page with the text below. And if you spam the shit out of it do a darn good job spreading the word I promise I’ll make it worth your while! Share the pic, copy and paste the text below. Thanks!

My my, it’s gonna be a most productive ol’ 2013! Slated for release – with a chance for a couple of bonus goodies – we’ve got the following stuff ready for release. Check it out and please share!

IN SPACE EP: Six track synth-ish EP inspired by general space geekiness. Features the rough-mix of the title track that will appear on the S/T full length.

ARMAGEDDON DUB: Two dub tracks deemed “too dark” for inclusion on the S/T full length. Features guest appearances of Australian musician The Jimmy C and The New York Brass. Heady and heavy!

THEY CALL ME SUPERSEVEN: Seventeen tracks written for and inspired by the The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West web series/feature. Very 60s sounding. Very loud. With some xylophones too!

CHASING THE DAWN EP: Three 80’s sounding tracks written specifically for an upcoming feature film set in 1980s Los Angeles. Think Carpenter, ninjas and neon.

CALL ME GREENHORN 2 EP: aka ‘The Abandoned Project’. A total of eleven tracks written and recorded throughout 2012 (and 2013!) that were scrapped in favor for the new material created with more up-to-date equipment. Plunderphonics meets the kitchen sink! Features appearances by The New York Brass.

S/T: Currently in the works, this is technically the second full length from this solo project. Features all kinds of sounds ranging from garage to dub to Kraftwerkian beats. Guest appearances from all over the damn planet!

L´ISOLA DEI MORTI VIVENTI: Ever heard of Fabrizio Ardente‘s ZOMBIES: Island of the Living Dead? Don’t feel bad if you don’t ’cause it never existed. Inspired by the late 70’s synth sounds created by Fabio Frizzi for Lucio Fulci‘s cult classic Zombie Flesh Eaters, this faux-OST will feature songs imagined for a gory, Italian-produced video nasty circa 1982. Currently in the works it’s most likely to turn out as an 8-song EP.

Anyway, I’m heading back to the lab. Cheers!

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A Modest Tribute to Fabio Frizzi

March 24, 2013
no copyright infringement intended!

no copyright infringement intended!

Well, Sundays are usually what I call Rockin’ Laundry Day, but since some of my neighbors decided to move in and occupy said space – a source for 90% of Swedish conflicts I might add – I decided to work on a lil’ something just to amuse myself.

Drawing inspiration from various Italian horror soundtracks of the late 70’s, and mainly Fabio Frizzi‘s score for Lucio Fulci‘s cult classic splatter fest Zombie Flesh Eaters, I made up A Modest Tribute to Fabio Frizzi pretty much on the spot. It turned out pretty nice and it was fun creating something just for the heck of it and then share it. Check it out on my SoundCloud here and feel free to share!

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