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L’Isola dei Morti Viventi

August 31, 2013
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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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Out Now!

April 29, 2013
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Here we go: The final Call Me Greenhorn release of April! Entitled Chasing the Dawn this is actually way more 80s New Wave than my other stuff and there’s a background story to that. A couple of months ago I stumbled across this kick-ass movie project to start production this fall and immediately got in touch with the producers trying to pimp my shit, uh, let them know I was willing and available if they needed some fitting audio.

They replied with “Great, thanks!” but informed me that the They Call Me Superseven tracks I sent as examples of my work wasn’t that retro-sounding as they had in mind – the movie in itself is very 80’s – so I spent that following weekend channeling John Carpenter recording the title track and the chase-theme Across the City just to prove that yes, I can do New Wave too! Mission accomplished as they got back with a much more positive response they’ll definitely get back to me to secure either one of the tracks or having me create a similar one for their feature.

Three tracks in total, including the kinda weird Skulking – that sounds like some damn trippy theme for an old Nintendo game – so check it out on my Bandcamp here, give it a spin below and share away!

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They Call Me Superseven!

April 15, 2013
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Well, put on your mask and dance the Batusi to Call Me Greenhorn‘s just-released They Call Me Superseven OST album! A total of nineteen tracks written for and inspired by the The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West webseries, it’s a mix of garage, 60s Beat, schmaltz, French ye-ye and circa 1960s Ennio Morricone.

I’m excited as hell about this ’cause listening to it now I think it sounds great and manage to cover a lot of different styles while still being quite retro in its sound. Personal faves – and these are damn hard to choose – are the lounge-y Swizzle Stick, Les Rayons Gamma, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-esque T.H.E.M. Distress Signal, and how funny isn’t the I Am Superseven track featuring actor Jerry Kokich on vocals?

Anyway, tons of goodies that took roughly a month and a half to produce, so check it out here (and do share) and I also uploaded the Superseven Chase Theme on SoundCloud so check that one out below:

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Les Rayons Gamma!

March 10, 2013
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En français, s’il vous plaît!

Well, as I am getting pretty damn close to finishing the soundtrack album for The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West‘s feature They Call Me Superseven – it’s been sequenced and I’m finishing up the final song – I thought it was time to share a second teaser taste from it: Call Me Greenhorn‘s Les Rayons Gamma featuring a vocal contribution from ‘Seven himself! There’s a nice, almost Aerosmith-y Walk This Way kinda beat to it with some pretty gnarly hammonds wailing away on top of it. Check it out on SoundCloud.com here.

Like I already told Jerry Kokich – who stars as Superseven – the album is coming near to completion now. There’s one more track to be finished, then it’s just a matter of some overall audio tweaking before it’s released. Fourteen songs in total (give or take just in case I get super-inspired this coming week), give it a spin below:

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T.H.E.M. Distress Signal

February 24, 2013
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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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