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Yup. Look at that artwork. Wes Benscoter doing what he does best as he has previously for Slayer and Black Sabbath. Now launch this onto your turntable and embrace the brutal, catchy, oh-so-eighties vibes of Claudio Simonetti’s score to The New Barbarians. Out on chunky vinyl LP from Death Waltz Recording Company.

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  • DW25 / 180g black vinyl LP on Death Waltz. Edition of 500 copies in gatefold sleeve with obi strip

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The New Barbarians by Claudio Simonetti
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10/10 Radu Molasar Customer review, 8th January 2016

Most people reading this probably already know that Claudio Simonetti was a founding member of the great Goblin. This here is one of his first solo-efforts, or so the liner notes says.

It's the soundtrack for the gloriously cheap, and comically violent post-apocalyptic movie The New Barbarians, one of many such movies the Italians churned out in the eighties,following the success of Mad Max and Escape from New York.

The music itself is minimalistic, and all electronic and perfectly conveys the mood of the wastelands, veering between dark, but upbeat and heroic drum machine and synth driven numbers and a few more moody organ-pieces.

More often than not we also get a fantastic keyboard slapbass, taking the songs home. It's all a pure delight, and sits perfectly between your John Carpenter and Fabio Frizzi records.

I sincerely hope Death Waltz will put out more of mr. Simonettis scores, and thankfully this release is on pure black vinyl, and not pressed on the horrendous multi coloured plastic, that looks like your hippy uncle's vomit after a night out.

The cover-art is great too, which is sometimes hit and miss with DW.

A minor quibble is the liner notes of a Jonathan Maccalmont, who for some reason tries to make me feel bad about loving the movie.


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