Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies
Death Waltz Recording (RSDDW009)
Release Date: April 19, 2014
|2.||Up The Stairs|
|5.||In The Wall|
|9.||Sex = Death|
|12.||The Horror! The Horror!|
|14.||Main Title - End Credits|
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Death Waltz Recording Company are extremely proud to present their first release by Grammy and Golden Globe nominated composer Clint Mansell, the score to the award-winning 2007 horror short In the Wall. Telling the surreal story of a man who accidentally kills his pregnant wife and hides her body in a cavity wall, only to be haunted by visions of her corpse escaping, the film deftly moves from psychological horror to creature feature propelled by Mansell's intense music. The score is anchored by the main theme, a versatile string melody that moves from sinister to emotional to tragic to perfectly match the shocking events of the film.
As is characteristic of Mansell's work, the score for In the Wall expertly mixes the stripped-down string sound with electronic elements and percussion to create a vivid colour palette. The music plays with the conventions of the genre, at times Bernard Herrman-esque high strings pierce the silence, while intense electric guitar and feedback alternate with sparse, echoing drums. The electronics slowly undulate beneath the surface, winding up the tension and used more as a textural device until the final trip-hop rendition of the main theme takes your breath away.
A classic score from a truly brilliant composer.
180 GM vinyl.
USA / Canada Brown and White swirl vinyl with heavy clear splatter.
UK / Europe / Rest Of The World Brown and Yellow swirl with heavy clear splatter.
Jay Shaw designed sleeve with Obi strip a 12 x 12 art print and a 36 x 36 poster of the cover art.
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