This Wednesday at noon, Death Waltz, in association with Lakeshore Records, are bringing us Ben Lovett's score for The Ritual as a stunning vinyl release!
Composed by Ben Lovett and featuring artwork by John Bergin, the score is pressed on 180 Gram colored vinyl (Green and Brown Swirl) and housed inside a 425 gsm gatefold jacket. Limited to 500 copies and expected to Ship November 2019. This vinyl release will set you back $30, but we all know it's totally worth it!
"Ben Lovett’s score, featuring woodwind, strings and the occasional synth, captures the mood of the forest perfectly. It is both tribal and haunting. The score runs a range of emotions; one minute it is reflective and relaxed the next sinister and terrifying. Absolutely essential stuff from one of the most exciting composers working today."
Be sure to visit mondotees.com on Wednesday to snag your copy!
The Ritual is part of the new wave of folk-horror films like The Witch. The film begins as four friends travel to Sweden to go camping and pay tribute to a fallen friend. As they venture deeper into the woods they discover strange symbols etched into trees - a gutted elk and an empty cabin filled with ritualistic artifacts. Someone (or something) is in the woods watching over their every move and a quiet creeping dread begins to descend on the party, eventually giving way to an all out attack on the senses as the film races toward its inevitable climax.
You can stream it now on Netflix.