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Der Todesking (Original Expanded 1989 Motion Picture Soundtrack)



Posted by Philippe Mouchon

Added on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Der Todesking (Original Expanded 1989 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

One Way Static now proudly presents for the first time on vinyl as an expanded release, the complete soundtrack to Der Todesking. This limited vinyl release contains the original soundtrack (released back in 1990 as a limited 7EP) and unreleased material sourced from recently discovered tapes.

Der Todesking Original Expanded 1989 Motion Picture Soundtrack Lp
One Way Static Records Presents: Jrg Buttgereits 'Der Todesking (Original 1989 Expanded Motion Picture Soundtrack By Daktari Lorenz, Hermann Kopp & John Boy Walton).

Jrg Buttgereit is a Berlin based writer and director known for his controversial movies. The film that got the most attention and started of his career was no doubt Nekromantik from 1987. Nekromantik became an international cult film that was banned in several countries. Two years later, in 1989 Jrg directed Der Todesking (The Death King). This experimental style movie, which does not use central characters, explores the topic of suicide and violent death in the form of seven episodes, each one attributed to one day of the week. These episodes are enframed by the vision of a human body, slowly rotting during the course of the movie.

Daktari Lorenz, Hermann Kopp & John Boy Walton make up the holy trio of composers called upon by film maker Jrg Buttgereit. Between the three of them they produced some of the most haunting and beautiful tracks to be paired up with Buttgereits controversial on-screen works of art.

The Lo-Fi synthesizer music in the movie is dark and quirky and contributes an essential part of the movies atmosphere, and is something you would very, very rarely hear otherwise. The main theme of the movie, Die Fahrt ins Reich der Menschentrmmer part I-III is a classical masterpiece. The score for Der Todesking displays the dynamic ability and range of the composers. It strikes a perfect balance of beauty, horror, joy and dissonance. The score is both minimalistic and hauntingly atmospheric at the core, and yet remarkably complex at the same time. A wide variety of instruments and sound effects are utilized throughout its making.

One Way Static now proudly presents for the first time on vinyl as an expanded release, the complete soundtrack to Der Todesking. This limited vinyl release contains the original soundtrack (released back in 1990 as a limited 7EP) and unreleased material sourced from recently discovered tapes.

Available as a limited classic black vinyl edition (with obi) & as a color vinyl variant (#300 copies Smoke vinyl) available exclusively from Light In The Attic & Mondo in North America and through Transmission in Europe. To top all this off, OWS partnered up with ZAVVI to bring you an extra color vinyl variant (#100 copies clear with black splatter vinyl) exclusively available through the ZAVVI website!

Pre-order now:

Color Variant & Black Vinyl www.lightintheattic.net (North America)
Color Variant www.mondotees.com (North America)
Color Variant www.transmissionrecords.co.uk (Europe)
Exclusive Zavvi color vinyl variant www.zavvi.com

NOTE: the Zavvi variant will be available TOMORROW, not today!

Black Vinyl version will be available in stores & with online retailers worldwide on 10/13.


Der Todesking soundtrack page

More info at: One Way Static Records



 



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