Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Popcorn Horror!

Head on over to Scot horror magazine Popcorn Horror and check out their review of my recent Stranger Things-themed Test Subject 011 four-track EP.

Summing it up as totally embodying "the otherwordly sci-fi eeriness of the show and characters, both in sounds and in it's artwork", the write-up also features a sum-up of my discography, highly recommending it if you're planning a Halloween party, or wanting to get into the spirit on a Halloween night.

As an added bonus I am thrilled to announce that Videogram's music will be featured in the club night portion of the Glasgow Horror Festival on November 4-5 (hosted by Popcorn Horror.) Two days and nights of horror entertainment, the festival will offer Q&A panels, cartoons, horror shorts, free-to-play retro horror games, vendors and much much more! Check out the event here and order your tickets here. Act fast 'cause the 2016 festival was a sold-out event!

Read VIDEOGRAM is a Perfect Addition to your October Playlist! in full here.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Videogram Redux!

Originally released in the summer of 2014 to coincide with Doc Terror / Horror Sexy's Italian Horror Week, Videogram's S/T album burst onto the international horror scene, receiving accolades such as "truly an amazing auditory experience" (Horror, Sci-fi & More), a "skillfully crafted faux soundtrack album grounded in retro electronica" (Rue Morgue), and "the most powerful piece of electronic scoring to hit the horror community this year" (Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine).

Created as a trailer show for a fictitious 1980s VHS distributor, the album offered sixteen tracks of genre-influenced sounds, with inspiration culled from the sleazy slasher, dusty post-apocalyptic dirger, supernatural horror, and Italian cannibal section of the VHS rental store, bookmarked between faux idents and a voice-over copyright warning.

Now, having remixed each original track, culling bonus tracks from out-of-print releases as well as previously unreleased material, the album has been reissued as Videogram Redux, the first in a series of three collecting early and unreleased material.

Get the 20-track, 41-minute album via Bandcamp (€7/$8.40) here.

(As promised, those that showed their much-appreciated support early on can get in touch for a free download code.)


Friday, September 1, 2017

Test Subject 011!

September 1st marks the release of Rue Morgue Magazine's all horror synth-themed digital compilation They Came From Rue Morgue!

The compilation features twenty acts from the current horror synth scene, including artists such as Tangerine Dream's own Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss premiering a track off their all-new Synthwaves album, Umberto, Zombi, and an all-new track by Videogram.

Although this compilation is a free download, all proceeds will be donated to charity, so please consider adding a couple of bucks when getting it as it is for a good cause. Available until October 31st, 2017, you can get your copy here.

To coincide with this I am releasing the all-new Test Subject 011 EP! With a title track written specifically for They Came From Rue Morgue compilation, the four-track EP features additional tracks written during that same time period, all with a Stranger Things theme.

A bit darker than my previous efforts (Retro Gaming Magazine sums it up as "gorgeous" and "darkly intense"), the EP sees an expansion of the Videogram sound, injecting it with a healthy dose of both Italo and Space Disco, but also reaching outside genre boundaries by adding live string arrangements to the tracks. You can get it via Bandcamp for 3 Euro (approx. $3.60).



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Videogram Redux

As you may have noticed, my early albums, singles and EPs are not available via Bandcamp and are currently in the process of being removed from SpotifyiTunes, Deezer etc. This is on account of this coming fall seeing the release of, among other things, the Videogram Redux series.

The series will see the re-release of the early Videogram efforts, with every track remixed in hi-res 24-bit 44 kHz audio, professionally remastered for maximum oomph - in some rare occasions, small parts have been re-recorded - complete with bonus tracks culled from demos, unreleased tracks and outtakes - and presented with all-new artwork!

The series will feature three installments. They are (to be released in the following order):
- Videogram Redux. The original 2014 S/T 16-track album, complete with bonus tracks, including previously unreleased songs unearthed during the mixing sessions.
- Slashed EP will replace the 2015 three-track Cobretti EP, adding several bonus tracks taken from a never-finalized slasher-themed EP.
- Outpost 31 Redux will update the 2015 Outpost 31 Isn't Responding two-track single, adding several new John Carpenter's The Thing-themed bonus tracks that were never finalized during the sessions.
The Charles Bronson (original mix), Camp Blood (2014 version), 2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse and Cobretti EP will be discontinued.

Those that showed my project much-appreciated support early on need not worry. Their purchases will be honored and download codes will be available upon request. 

It's gonna be an exciting fall! Thank you.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Omaggio al Maestro Ennio Morricone!


In stock and shipping now! I have a limited number of the Omaggio al Maestro Ennio Morricone LP/CD available via my Bandcamp page as a two-fer.

All artists on the Cineploit roster are participating, each contributing a cover of the maestro's work. I do a reimagining of his Humanity Pt. 1 from John Carpenter's The Thing. You can check it out on my SoundCloud via the link below.

The LP is pressed on 180g black vinyl and comes in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve. The CD comes in a LP-styled wallet sleeve with an eight-page booklet. No reserve on this one. First come, first served. Get it here.

You can stream my eight-minute cover of Humanity, Pt. 1 here.




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

All-new Teepublic merch store!

"Bat's all Folks!" by Clay Graham
May 1st marks the launch date of my all-new merch store on TeePublic! Throughout April I've browsed hundreds of fan art t-shirts, building an inventory, adding tons of the cool designs available.

Fans of all things genre, horror, and cult will find something neat among the 250+ designs collected so far. There's Friday the 13thEvil DeadHellraiser, and John Carpenter titles, to mention just a few! All great-looking work made by some truly amazing artists such as Beast Pop ArtWorksMike Handy ArtButcher BillyAndysocial IndustriesVic Neko Escalante, and Donovan Alex - Illustration & design.

As a show of gratitude for all that James Harris of Doc Terror and HorrorSexy done for this project, I've decided to donate everything earned throughout this month to the The James "Doc Terror" Harris Fund on Go Fund Me. Payment will be made the following month, on June 15th. Those who wish to donate to the fund directly, are encouraged to do so at https://www.gofundme.com/XTWY9QB8

You'll find the all-new store here.

VHS Lives on VHS!



Get a teaser taste of Vestra Pictures' coming documentary VHS Lives: A Schlockumentary via SRS Cinema - on VHS no less! This new VHS documentary goes deep into the psyche of VHS collectors, SOV filmmakers, VHS-inspired musicians/producers such as myself, and shows why the old VHS tapes you have rotting away in your loft are becoming antique collectors pieces!

Be sure to get your hands on this serious collectible on limited-edition VHS! Order yours here. Make sure to check out the trailer featuring He's Still Out There off my Camp Blood EP.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Omaggio al Maestro Ennio Morricone!


On May 26th, Cineploit will celebrate their fifth anniversary with the Omaggio al Maestro Ennio Morricone compilation album! All artists on the label roster are participating, each contributing an exclusive cover of the maestro's work. Tracks are culled from a variety of soundtracks such as Exorcist II: The Heretic, John Carpenter's The Thing, Spasmo, and Revolver, to name just a few.

The album will be released as a vinyl and CD combo. The 180g LP is pressed on limited-edition colored vinyl and comes in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve. The CD comes in a LP-styled wallet sleeve with an eight-page booklet. The vinyl and CD will have different front sleeve artwork.

Tracklist:
01: Zoltan - Pazuzu
02: Videogram - Humanity, Pt. 1
03: Orgasmo Sonore vs Sospetto - Adonai
04: Rashomon - Stress Infinito
05: Oscillotron - La Lucertola
06: LAWA - Sentanza di Morte
07: Orgasmo Sonore - Malto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto...Girotondo
08: Luigi Porto - Strana Bambina
09: Thelema - Die Ballade von Präfekt Mori
10: Sospetto - Inseguimento No. 2 & 3
11: LAWA - Revolver (CD bonus track)

Pre-orders will be start soon. To stay up to date on Cineploit and the compilation, give them a like on Facebook here and bookmark their official website here.

EDIT: The Omaggio al Maestro Ennio Morricone LP/CD pre-sale is live. Order the LP - E20/$22, plus postage - here and the CD - E10/$11, plus postage - here.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Disco Suicide Podcast 011: Acid Washed!




Head on over to SoundCloud and check out Acid Washed's latest mix for Disco Suicide! The French duo, signed to Record Makers (Kavinsky etc.), offers up an hour's worth of dance-friendly material from a wide variety of artists such as Andrew Weatherall, Moscoman and Khidja, and even added In 2077 A.D. off my Gladiatori dell'Apocalisse EP! Check it out here.

This isn't the first time the duo has been kind to include Videogram sounds in their work. Last year they added Voorhees Stomp off my Camp Blood 10" EP on their radio show for Heartbeats. More on that here.