Thursday, 15 October 2015

The sounds of Astron-6's THE EDITOR




A couple of posts below this one I raved about Astron-6's The Editor, and now it's time to crank up the volume and dig into the film's gold mine of tasty giallo inspired synthwave. Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy obviously compiled The Editor's soundtrack with the same love and attention to detail afforded every other aspect of the film's production. The result is an assault of (literally) killer tracks from the likes of Carpenter Brut, Vercetti Technicolor, and Hook Lab.



The pick of the bunch is Carpenter Brut's "Le Perv", the French artist's best track by a long shot. The music video he released for it a while back (pictured above) is a stunner too, mashing the song up perfectly with clips from Lucio Fulci's Murder Rock. Although generally considered to be one of Fulci's lesser efforts and for completists only, I'm actually quite fond of it. A bizarre fusion of giallo with the previous year's box-office smash Flashdance, it makes up for its lack of gore with some stylish touches and acres of sensually gyrating, sweaty flesh.




So while we await the release of an official OST (Death Waltz? One Way Static? Waxwork? Giallo Disco?), here's the majority of The Editor's bangers (with a more atmospheric number thrown in at the end from Repeated Viewing) to stream in one handy spot. Enjoy, dance, and DIE.
















5 comments:

  1. I agree with the above comment!

    Thanks so much for sharing all this great music, Aylmer. I've yet to see The Editor, but after listening to these tracks, and based on some of the reviews I've read, I think I'm going to love it. I'm a big fan of Giallo Disco Records and Antoni Maiovvi's and Vercetti Technicolor's contributions to The Editor seem pitch perfect given the vibe of the film.

    PS MurderRock looks like a scream.

    Hope you're keeping well. :)

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  2. It is a scream, don't listen to the naysayers, Murder Rock is well worth a rental at the very least.

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  3. Fucking AWESOME movie & killer soundtrack (what I've heard). Much more in the flick to hopefully throw on an official release. I asked Astron and they said they're trying to get Deathwaltz to go for it. Let's convince 'em!

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  4. Fucking AWESOME movie & killer soundtrack (what I've heard). Much more in the flick to hopefully throw on an official release. I asked Astron and they said they're trying to get Deathwaltz to go for it. Let's convince 'em!

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