This is not a dream…not a dream.
This week Death Waltz and Mondo have released an all new re-issue of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's soundtrack to 1987 cult-classic Prince of Darkness with brand new package design by Sara Deck.
The second in Carpenter’s “apocalypse trilogy” (sandwiched in between The Thing and In the Mouth of Madness). The film takes on the myth of the return of the Anti-Christ to the living world but ingeniously places it into the world of science, dealing with notions of matter, anti-matter and theoretical physics. As is usual with Carpenter’s films, it was not treated well on release but has since picked up a cult following from home video.
Carpenter and Howarth’s score has the feel of a dream and a nightmare; one that is immediately displayed in the main title theme, where ethereal voices are combined with a typically catchy bassline to create a sense of disquieting mystery. Wild and dissonant synthesizer effects are juxtaposed with more traditional melody that suggests the meeting of our world and that of the Anti-God. The best way to stop the end of the world happening again is to listen to Prince of Darkness.
The release includes liner notes by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Pressed on Plutonium God vinyl (Green with Black Smoke) also available on 180 Gram Green or 180 Gram White vinyl. Expected to Ship 7-10 days.
Order yours today from mondo.com for $30.