1988 video game Snatcher, a cyberpunk adventure designed by Hideo Kojima no less, has a wonderful soundtrack that has never previously seen the light of day on any proper music medium. Attributed to Konami Kukeiha Club, the Snatcher soundscape is full of dramatic floaty synths and exciting neo-brass: great listening for fans and non-fans alike. Double LP on Ship To Shore PhonoCo.
Very cool companion release to Lena Raine’s 2018 video game soundtrack Celeste here. On Celeste B-Sides you get a bunch of remixes from Raine’s pals like Maxo and in love with a ghost. The new versions are a funny and varied selection that range from Kawaii happy hardcore to Brainfeeder-esque beat rambles. There’s also a new bit from Raine herself in there. The sleeve of the Celeste B-Sides vinyl is set to metallic stock which creates a lovely shimmering effect.
Seaside Lovers were a Japanese jazz/funk/soul/pop fusion three-piece. They featured Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato and Masataka Matsutoya, who were all artists in their own right. Memories In Beach House was originally released in 1983 and was never reissued on vinyl. This made it a highly sought-after artefact among collectors. Limited edition LP on Ship to ShorePhonoCo with 24” x 24” fold-out poster. 1000 copies.
Gradius III was the Konami game series' first foray into 16-bit and it had a suitably futuristic soundtrack, released here for the first time on vinyl. Written by Konami Kukeiha Club, the soundtrack is jarring synths and spacey tinkles and it evokes the feeling of racing through space with your mates on a rainy Thursday afternoon.
Strap-in and get ready for take off! Remastered and released on vinyl for the first time is the soundtrack to Gradius II the Konami shoot-em-up game. Konami Kukeiha Club created a raucous riff of electro-rock for the game that sounds like you're in an arcade game and is cool as hell. The A-side is the original game score, with the score to the MSX computer version of the game on the B-side.
The soundtrack to 80’s scrolling space-shooter classic Gradius, presented in both NES original and 1989 MSX versions. Listening to these hyperactive 8-bit synth melodies on vinyl, you can of course hear the whole thing clearly, without the endless bleeps of your lasers. Actually a remarkably strong listening experience. From Ship To Shore PhonoCo.
The Adventures of Bayou Billy is the first release in Ship to Shore PhonoCo.’s series of releases; The Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series. A game from 1988, The Adventure of Bayou Billy offered composer Kukeiha a myriad of tense, action-packed opportunities to create the bombastic score we have today.
The soundtrack to classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mother 2 gets a vinyl release (and indeed a non-Japanese release) for the first time ever. Hirokazu Tanaka and Keiichi Suzuki worked wonders with the limited range of the SNES chips, producing bold tunes that still delight today. Deluxe double LP from Ship To Shore PhonoCo., including proper Japanese obi strip.
What can only be seen as one of the pioneers in punk in the early 1980’s, A Diet For Worms is the original thirteen-track masterpiece from Ism. Described as an absolute sought after item for hardcore punk fans, this reissue, by Ship To Shore PhonoCo, has been long awaited and is finally available on Vinyl LP.
Lagrange Point was an old Nintendo Entertainment System game with a unique twist: it contained a special chip that enabled FM synthesis as well as the usual 8 bit business. Add in the gorgeous compositional skills of Konami Kukeiha Club and we are onto a winner. This Ship to Shore PhonoCo. release is the first ever Western issue of this score, and on purple marble vinyl no less too!
MX-80’s sound has always been a rare thing, combining the sharp edges and harsh energy of post-punk and noise-rock with lessons learned from modern classical composition and free jazz. Plus plenty of absurdist lyrics! MX-80 need more recognition for their excellent avant activities, and this re-release of Crowd Control (the album’s first ever reissue) could help! Out on Ship to Shore PhonoCo.
MX-80’s sound has always been a rare thing, combining the sharp edges and harsh energy of post-punk and noise-rock with lessons learned from modern classical composition and free jazz. We don’t really know what to call it, but we can highly recommend this reissue of Out Of The Tunnel: the first time it has been available since 1980. Remastered with new photographs and notes on Ship to Shore PhonoCo.
2 vintage examples of 80’s trash-horror have their soundtracks elevated to vinyl for the first time here. Basket Case 2 and Frankenhooker (yes, really) are full of wild gonzo action, but Joe Renzetti’s mostly orchestral scores go for the sinister creeping approach. Coloured vinyl on Ship to Shore, with Renzetti liner notes and reversible cover art.
Axiom Verge is the soundtrack to the side-scroller action adventure game of the same name by Thomas Happ. Happ takes his inspiration from John Carpenter and Metroid to produce a soundtrack that will deliver you into the centre of the game’s surreal and sophisticated world. Limited edition of 1000 copies, pressed on purple vinyl with liner notes by Thomas Happ.
The original soundtrack by Robert Smith Jr. and Russ Huddleston to the 1966 film, Manos: The Hands of Fate, is an odd, mysteriously compelling collection of off kilter sounds and melodies to soundtrack a film often cited as the worst of all time. The music can be oddly mundane before swirling into the surreal and nightmarish.
Vinyl LP, limited to 800 copies.
The soundtrack to King of Horror George A. Romero’s film Martin is a collection of strange and spooky sounds: scratchy strings, bubbling electronics, minor key piano etc. Jumps around and surprises, as all good horror soundtracks should. Full credit to Ship to Shore Phono Co. for getting Donald Rubinstein’s sterling work pressed to vinyl again.