Posts Tagged ‘Videogram’

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Voorhees Stomp

October 23, 2015

Long time no update! Well, these last couple of months pretty much has been all about Videogram. Finishing up the Pre-Cert LP/CD for Austrian label Cineploit and having it sent off to mastering (plus sorting out the artwork, sending in registration forms to my publisher etc.), I immediately sat down to edit a bunch of videos that will be released online these coming months.

First up was the above mentioned Voorhees Stomp directed by Aaron Romero, and, well, I guess we must’ve struck a chord with both horror and gaming fans with this one, ’cause this tribute to both the Friday the 13th 8-bit NES game and Friday the 13th Part VII: Jason Takes Manhattan really took off, receiving some amazing feedback and write-ups from both the horror and gaming communities, and getting an impressive amount of views as well.

It tickled me to no end seeing it getting a much-appreciated mention on Tom Holland’s Terror Time. Being the writer and director of such genre classics such as Class of 1984, Child’s Play, and, my personal fave, Fright Night (“You’re so cool, Brewster!”), it was pretty damn mind blowing knowing that Tom (along with his son that runs said website) not only seen my work, but also wrote about it. Talk about humbling.

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Then this happened. I swear I did a spit take the morning I saw legendary merchandiser NECA giving the video a shout-out on their official Facebook page and I did a second one when I saw The A.V. Club giving it a write-up online. Seeing our video sandwiched between news about director Robert Rodriguez‘ next project and the end of America’s Next Top Model was surreal to say the least, but I’m pretty damn grateful ’cause it had the video gathering even more momentum.

Which brings me kinda up to date (head on over to Videogram‘s website for more reviews and write-ups). With all this happening, Cineploit decided to start taking pre-orders of the Pre-Cert album earlier than we initially planned. Slated for release on November 13th, the LP and CD are available now, so if you wanna check it out, head on over to their official website and order your copy. For a taste of what to expect, I uploaded a teaser taste on my SoundCloud. Check it out below. Cheers!

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Kodak Moment

September 4, 2015

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Well, this really made my day. Not only did House of Monsters‘ director Dawn Brown buy Videogram‘s all-new single Outpost 31 Isn’t Responding, but she also took the time to give it a plug on her official Facebook page. Tres cool, Dawn, and much appreciated!

So, yeah, with both the Camp Blood 10″ pic disc EP and Pre-Cert LP/CD coming later this fall I decided to put out a digital-only single featuring two tracks that won’t appear on my Cineploit debut. If you know your John Carpenter movies – and you should – you won’t have a problem figuring out that it’s a tribute to his 1982 sci-fi horror classic The Thing.

The artwork was created by the very talented artist Van Davis, who’s imagery not only summed up the movie but fit the music perfectly as well, in my opinion. Make sure to check out his work here. The single is available on Bandcamp now, with iTunes, Deezer etc. coming soon-ish. Check it out below and give it a spin on SoundCloud here.

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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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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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2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse

November 4, 2014

So, yesterday saw the premiere of Videogram‘s video for 2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse on YouTube, released to coincide with the limited edition 7″ lathe cut version available via Facebook only.

The video – that’ll also see a physical release later on this year – was created using footage from the 1975 post-apocalyptic oddity A Boy and His Dog starring Don Johnson and one of my first efforts working with Adobe Premiere.

The 7″ is pretty much a vinyl collector’s wet dream and I really went out of my way to make it, well, kinda insane, ha ha ha. These babies are custom made by hand on square see-through plastic and comes with a 7″x7″ sticker instead of a sleeve. These are extremely limited and you can get yours here. Give it a spin on SoundCloud.

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Pumpkin Guts 2

October 28, 2014

Check it out: Just in time for Halloween UK label Graveyard Calling releases their second installment in the freebie compilation series Pumpkin Guts. Featuring all sorts of horror-inspired sounds, this 26-track album offers everything from “hellish horrorpunk, sinister synthwave, demonic dubstep and devilish disco” – including Walpurgisnacht off my first Videogram album. Get it here.

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Camp Blood

October 1, 2014

October’s here and I’m pretty stoked to announce the release of Videogram‘s Halloween track Camp Blood. Created as a “nudge nudge, wink wink” to the fellow horror fans, it’s a tribute to the iconic Friday the 13th series and sort of a mix of the disco theme of Part 3 and Michael Jackson‘s Thriller (or at least that’s what I’ve been told).

Available via my Bandcamp along with iTunes and Amazon, there’s more streaming services coming later this month. Make sure to check it out and the video (using footage from Indonesian knockoff Srigala) below.

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October

September 14, 2014

Hey, Sunday! For some odd reason starting this post had me thinking of the SimpsonsSunday, Cruddy, Sunday episode, which has nothing to do with either football or my state of mind – ’cause quite frankly I am having a blast right now – but that’s the way the creative mind works I guess. And the Trio track was just something that seemed fun.

So, October seems to be the month where lots of things are happening. I am keeping quite busy finishing up three different physical releases for Videogram plus a digital Halloween-themed one, so you wanna talk about flooding the market, ha ha ha. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed there’ll be a demand for it because I am working like crazy and hate to see that amount of time, energy and effort going to waste.

One thing that won’t happen though is the Haunted House of Horror mixes I’ve posted on Mixcloud for these past two years. There just isn’t any time for it and since I usually wanna spend a couple of months culling the tracks and work on in-between songs FX I figured I’d pass on it this year. But part one and two are still online so I’m sure I’ll spam the crap out of it re-post both of them later on. And as an added bonus you can finally embed the web players on WordPress!

Also, I received an email earlier this week from Austrian director John Brito. Seems like the first episode of Shadows of Prey is ready to premiere (don’t have a set date, though). I’ve already seen it and think it turned out really good. More episodes are in the works and I’ll start culling together the tracks I created for the series and release them digitally as an EP as soon as possible. Maybe in …October.

 

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Electronic Phantasmagoria

August 7, 2014

 

Head on over to SoundCloud and check out Death Waltz Recording Company‘s all-new horror mix Electronic Phantasmagoria. Roughly an hour’s length, this mix is a collection of “commercially unavailable electronic soundtrack music from the 60s and 70s.”

Culled from various VHS (?) sources, this is a great collection of lesser-known tracks, ripped from low-budget, sleazy horror films, so expect hiss, crackle, sound drop outs, distortion, abrupt editing and freaky dialogue – just perfect!

Speaking of SoundCloud, I just uploaded Regina dei Cannibali End Titles to Videogram‘s official page. Check it out.

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