Thursday, September 14, 2017

Videogram Redux!

Originally released in the summer of 2014 to coincide with Doc Terror / Horror Sexy's Italian Horror Week, Videogram's S/T album burst onto the international horror scene, receiving accolades such as "truly an amazing auditory experience" (Horror, Sci-fi & More), a "skillfully crafted faux soundtrack album grounded in retro electronica" (Rue Morgue), and "the most powerful piece of electronic scoring to hit the horror community this year" (Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine).

Created as a trailer show for a fictitious 1980s VHS distributor, the album offered sixteen tracks of genre-influenced sounds, with inspiration culled from the sleazy slasher, dusty post-apocalyptic dirger, supernatural horror, and Italian cannibal section of the VHS rental store, bookmarked between faux idents and a voice-over copyright warning.

Now, having remixed each original track, culling bonus tracks from out-of-print releases as well as previously unreleased material, the album has been reissued as Videogram Redux, the first in a series of three collecting early and unreleased material.

Get the 20-track, 41-minute album via Bandcamp (€7/$8.40) here.

(As promised, those that showed their much-appreciated support early on can get in touch for a free download code.)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Test Subject 011!

September 1st marks the release of Rue Morgue Magazine's all horror synth-themed digital compilation They Came From Rue Morgue!

The compilation features twenty acts from the current horror synth scene, including artists such as Tangerine Dream's own Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss premiering a track off their all-new Synthwaves album, Umberto, Zombi, and an all-new track by Videogram.

Although this compilation is a free download, all proceeds will be donated to charity, so please consider adding a couple of bucks when getting it as it is for a good cause. Available until October 31st, 2017, you can get your copy here.

To coincide with this I am releasing the all-new Test Subject 011 EP! With a title track written specifically for They Came From Rue Morgue compilation, the four-track EP features additional tracks written during that same time period, all with a Stranger Things theme.

A bit darker than my previous efforts (Retro Gaming Magazine sums it up as "gorgeous" and "darkly intense"), the EP sees an expansion of the Videogram sound, injecting it with a healthy dose of both Italo and Space Disco, but also reaching outside genre boundaries by adding live string arrangements to the tracks. You can get it via Bandcamp for 3 Euro (approx. $3.60).