Friday, June 15, 2018

Another Year Not Dead!

For a second taste off Videogram's Choice Cuts compilation, head on over to Brutal Resonance's official Bandcamp page and download their all-new compilation Another Year Not Dead!

The 24-track compilation features The Demogorgon, an initial taste from the Videogram and Andrew Claristidge collaboration sessions. The track marked a first and sees me and the Acid Washed member head into industrial territory, drawing influences from, among others, Front 242, Ministry and RevCo.

The fourteen-track Choice Cuts 2014 - 2018 compilation will be available on June 25. You can pre-order via Amazon, Bandcamp, Deezer, Google Play, and iTunes. You can download the Brutal Resonance compilation here.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Choice Cuts!

June 25 marks the four-year anniversary of Videogram, as the S/T album - rereleased last year as Videogram Redux - made its debut to coincide with Doc Terror's Italian Horror Week.

To celebrate this, SelectaVision is releasing the Choice Cuts 2014 - 2018 compilation on CD and digital! The fourteen-track album culls tracks from all official Videogram releases with additional bonus tracks - all remixed and remastered specifically for this release.

The album includes a taste from the Videogram and Andrew Claristidge sessions, a demo from the scrapped Slasher EP, outtakes, tracks from the Pre-Cert LP/CD, the Gladiatori dell'Apocalisse and Camp Blood EPs, as well as tracks from omitted releases such as the Cobretti three-track EP.

The release date is set to June 25, but pre-orders of both the digital release and CD are available on Bandcamp now.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

VHS Lives: Out Now!



And it's finally here, the official release of VHS Lives: A Schlockumentary! An "awesome way to relive the 80's!" according to Starburst Magazine, it's already been dubbed a cult classic by some. I couldn't be more excited and wish all the best to Tony and everyone else at Vestra Pictures!

Available on both physical and digital media, you can get the DVD via WWMD here and the digital version via iTunes here and Amazon here. Support!

While on the subject, I'd like to announce that the Videogram tracks appearing in the documentary - the trailers features He's Still Out There and Voorhees Stomp off my Camp Blood EP - will be made available - remixed and remastered! - to coincide with the release. Out soon!

You can get updates on this and other Videogram and SelectaVision releases via this web page, my official Facebook page here, or by subscribing to my mailing list at eepurl.com/GX7G5 Thanks!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Let's Dance!



Check it out: French-Spanish shock duo LuLúxpo were kind enough to include Voorhees Stomp (Acid Washed Remix) on Radio Meuh's Let's Dance, the LuLúxpo Radio Show on April 27 and again on May 1st (re-aired twice on C’Rock Radio Station 89.5 FM). You can stream it on Radio Meuh's official website here, or LuLúxpo's official SoundCloud page here.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Vinyl of the Month!


Extremely excited to receive the news that Performer Magazine picked my Test Subject 011 7" on SelectaVision as their Vinyl of the Month!

Reviewing the single, they sum it up as "an open love letter to not just Stranger Things, but everything in the 80's VHS Horror world", with the A-side sounding as "a long-lost Italian disco version of a vintage John Carpenter soundtrack," and the B-side as "if Fabio Frizzi had scored The Neverending Story"!
For fans of old school slashers and those who miss browsing the aisles of Blockbuster for the latest horror releases on VHS, this contemporary re-imagining of a lovable niche genre is just the ticket to bring you back to those glory days.
Again, this is very exciting news. Many thanks to Ben and the rest of the staff for this honor. Read the review in full here.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Radio Renate

Check it out: Acid Washed recently played a show at Salon - Zur wilden Renate in Berlin, and, to promote this, Andrew did an in-studio interview with Radio Renate while sharing some recent work on-air, including their remix of Voorhees Stomp. The show is available on SoundCloud, you can stream it below.

Speaking of which: Videogram's Voorhees Stomp (Acid Washed Remix) is now available to purchase via Amazon, Deezer, Google Play, as well as iTunes. Check it out.



Monday, April 16, 2018

VHS Lives: Pre-orders available now!


An update on the VHS Lives documentary: Mid-March I received word that the UK-produced documentary had secured distribution on DVD via WWMD, and this past weekend the DVD was announced being available to pre-order! You can order your copy via WWMD direct hereForbidden Planet here and iTunes here.

The documentary, featuring myself and Videogram's music, as well as Jörg Buttgereit, Troma's own Lloyd Kaufman, and Josh from Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine, and others, goes deep into the psyche of VHS collectors, SOV filmmakers, and VHS-inspired musicians/producers, and shows why the old VHS tapes you have rotting away in your loft are becoming antique collectors pieces!

Awesome way to relive the 80's!
- Starburst Magazine

More information via Vestra Pictures on Facebook here, you'll find the documentary Facebook page here, and on IMDB, complete with a full listing of the cast and crew, here. The trailer (featuring He's Still Out There that appears on the digital version of my Camp Blood EP):


Monday, April 9, 2018

Voorhees Stomp (Acid Washed Remix)!

Artwork by Jesse Philips.

Just in time for Friday the 13th, French electronic duo Acid Washed sink their teeth into Voorhees Stomp, the tongue-in-cheek tribute to Crystal Lake's favorite mama's boy!

The Record Makers' artists - whose previous remix collaborations include Moby, Wolfmother, and Jimmy Somerville - updates the fun, retro-tinged 2015 original and delivers a hard-edged, stomping crossover dance remix with powerful rhythm, booming effects, and ominous, eerie synths.

The track comes with outstanding Jason X-themed artwork by U.S. poster artist Jesse Philips, whose impressive portfolio includes a wide variety of artists such as The Pixies, Radiohead, Napalm Death, and Beck, to mention just a few.

Available as a digital-only track via my official Bandcamp page, with iTunes, Google Play etc. following on Friday the 13th. Get it here.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Heavy Metal Horror Cast!


Hail to the Chin, baby! Grab your chainsaw, fire up the Oldsmobile and check out the latest episode of Heavy Metal Horror Cast, as they revisit personal fave Evil Dead 2, and play some choice cuts off my Test Subject 011 EP on SelectaVision.

Slapstick, surreal and truly superb, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2 is a welcome revisit to the cabin that started it all. Through mastery and mayhem, it has gone on to become one of the most well loved and revered sequels of all time, establishing an icon in both Bruce Campbell and his character Ash.
Sue heads back to Professor Knowby's pad, chatting comedy capers, sweaty siblings and an ingenious plot which helped to ensure the films release. We'll also be checking out the fantastic track Test Subject 11, from the synth-tastic Videogram.
You can check out the episode via their official website here, but also on Acast, iHeartRADIOiTunes, PodBean, and TuneIn, to mention a few. Groovy!

EDIT: The episode has been uploaded and can be streamed via SoundCloud:


Friday, March 16, 2018

Cinepunx interview!


Check out the all-new interview I did with Cinepunx! The first installment of their four-part Cinematic Synths series, focusing on the wave of musical artists influenced by genre soundtracks, the interview covers influences, Test Subject 011, imaginary soundtracks and more. Read it in full here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

VHS Lives!


I just received word that the UK-produced documentary VHS Lives has secured distribution and will be released this year. Not much more to share at the moment, but physical format will be available this coming spring.

The documentary, featuring myself and Videogram's music, Jörg Buttgereit, Troma's own Lloyd Kaufman, and Josh from Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine, to mention just a few, goes deep into the psyche of VHS collectors, SOV filmmakers, VHS-inspired musicians/producers such as myself, and shows why the old VHS tapes you have rotting away in your loft are becoming antique collectors pieces!

For more information you can give Vestra Pictures a Facebook like here, give the documentary a like here, and you'll find it on IMDB, complete with a full listing of the cast, here.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Rue Morgue Magazine!



Many thanks to Rue Morgue Magazine's Aaron von Lupton for the Instagram shout-out. Review of Test Subject 011 in issue #181, on stands March 1! More info here and you can order your copy here.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Performer Magazine!




Pretty excited to see U.S. musician's resource Performer Magazine giving Videogram's Test Subject 011 7" a shout-out on both Facebook and Instagram today! Review coming in the next issue. More info here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Two Headed Dog!



I'm excited to announce that you can order my Test Subject 011 7" on SelectaVision via Two Headed Dog in the U.S.! The two-track 7" - with a bonus intro - features the title track that recently appeared on Rue Morgue's They Came From Rue Morgue horror synth compilation, and an Italo Disco-influenced B side - both drawing inspiration from Netflix' Stranger Things series!

Two Headed Dog are dedicated to providing the very best in classic and contemporary experimental music and rare soundtrack releases committed to vinyl, compact disc and cassette. They specialize in titles that can't be found on most websites or in your local retailer, and aim to provide fair prices, prompt and courteous email replies to inquiries and a fine selection of goods to be bought and sold. Order your copy here.

Monday, January 29, 2018

"Test Subject 011" 7" available via Bandcamp!


New week and I'm excited to announce that my Stranger Things-themed Test Subject 011 7" on SelectaVision is now available via Bandcamp

You heard the title track on SomaFM, Krypton Radio and Rue Morgue's They Came From Rue Morgue digital compilation! "Tight 'n' tense", "laced with a retro Moroderesque back beat", "groovy and damn good!" (Cinema Retro), the 7" "totally embodies the otherworldly sci-fi eeriness of the show and characters, both in sounds and in it’s artwork" (Popcorn Horror), and offers an "upbeat sensation that has that synthesizer sound from the old school highlight days" (Yeah, I Know It Sucks).

The two-track 7" single (with bonus intro) is pressed on black vinyl at 45 rpm for maximum audio punch, housed in a white inner sleeve, and wrapped in a two-color sleeve printed with gloss finish to enhance the artwork.

Purchasing the 7" includes a bonus download of the four-track digital EP! Order yours (€10/$12.40, plus ship) here!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Psilowave!


Just received confirmation and am excited to announce that, if you're in the UK, you can now order my Test Subject 011 7" on SelectaVision via Psilowave! The two-track 7" features the title track that recently appeared on Rue Morgue's They Came From Rue Morgue horror synth compilation, and an Italo Disco-influenced B side - both drawing inspiration from Netflix' Stranger Things series!

Psilowave are Old Skool specialists in Soundtracks and Film Scores (especially Horror and Sci-Fi), Electro, Ambient, Electronica, and all things psychedelic. Hard copy enthusiasts dealing in luxury pressings, rarities and limited editions, they trade in both new and used product, with every title in stock carefully curated to fit within the culture and the ethos of the label. Order your copy here.