JAGJAGUWAR & Death Waltz Recording Company release the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos' BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW.
Posited as a "lost film" of the 1980s, the film is inspired by classic dystopian fiction and the obscure SF movies you used to see on the shelves of the local video store when you were a kid. The soundtrack by Sinoia Caves - aka composer Jeremy Schmidt - blends seamlessly amongst its influences of Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter, with the latter's mark heard on the oppressive synth percussion of the main titles and the catchy melodies heard throughout. Using familiar elements such as the mellotron and the processed vocal samples, Schmidt puts it in that 70s- 80s aesthetic and then builds a beautiful and terrifying score with those tools.
The Death Waltz Recording Company version is exclusive to Europe & housed inside a super glossy Stoughton tip on (Casebound) sleeve complete with an Obi strip, and comes on clear vinyl with sleevenotes From Jeremy Schmidt.