Carlo Maria Cordio - Absurd
Double vinyl housed inside a Gatefold sleeve printed on 425gsm card featuring embossed intestines and an exclusive lobby card. Black Vinyl. First time ever on vinyl 22 tracks including not only the full score to 'Absurd' but also all of the cues used in the legendary splatter movie Pieces. Exclusively re-mastered for vinyl from the original Cam tapes. Death Waltz Recording Company unleash another cult classic from the video nasty era with Carlo Maria Cordio's musical score to Joe D'Amato's notorious 'Absurd' (aka Rosso Sangue). A pseudo-sequel to 'Anthropophagus', the film reunited D'Amato with George Eastman, star of the previous film, and brought the action from Greece to America where the near-invincible Mikos escapes from a hospital to go on a typically gory killing spree. Using drills, band saws, axes, scissors, and an oven, Mikos terrorises the kids of an American (Italian) family until he gets his inevitable comeuppance courtesy of a drawing compass. Carlo Maria Cordio's score is centred around a versatile seven-note piano riff that gets an amazing amount of use without ever feeling too stale or repetitive. Cordio augments the riff in interesting and varied ways, sometimes going down the Goblin route with the big and impactful percussion and the funk beats, with a healthy dose of synth, or going for a bit of a chilled out proto-'Lethal Weapon' tune, with noodling electric guitar. Tension is the order of the day much of the time, with synths, an electric keyboard, and a snare drum being Cordio's weapons. If you love your prog-rock horror music, 'Absurd' will be right up your alley. Just leave the axe at home, no?