'Gretel & Hansel' Soundtrack Bakes Up A Vinyl Release This Friday From Waxwork Records


Hitting theaters this weekend, Osgood Perkins' Gretel & Hansel will offer theatergoers a horrifying untold story to the classic fairytale. Contributing to the horror is the film's soundtrack, which will also be released this week on vinyl and CD via Waxwork Records.

The soundtrack by Paris-based composer ROB (Maniac, Revenge, Horns) is a haunting and hypnotic electronic soundscape that features Moog synthesizers and a mellotron. There was no orchestra involved in the creating process, as ROB played all instruments himself, except from additional cellos by his recording partner Moritz Reich.

"The idea was to avoid the traditional musical schemes used in tales - such as the use of symphonic orchestras - and therefore find a more original and specific color, using both warm and synthetic sounds with the predominance of the mellotron and the Moog synths," said ROB. "I find it essential to create melodies that we can sing or whistle (themes, ritournelle...), as, in horror cinema, it is usually the opposite, where the music rather has a tendency toward structure and abstraction. For this project, which is a film about kids, it seemed important to have that."

The deluxe vinyl release is pressed on 180 gram "Witchcraft Splatter" colored vinyl, new artwork by Sara Deck, old-style tip-on gatefold jackets with satin coating, and heavyweight printed inner sleeves. The packaging, artwork, and design is a nod to classic fairytale books such as Little Golden Books.

Directed by Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) and starring Sophia Lillis (IT Chapters 1 and 2), Gretel & Hansel is based on the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm. The story is set a long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside and focuses on a young girl who leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

The Gretel & Hansel Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available for pre-order this Friday, January 31st at WaxworkRecords.com!

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