Friday, November 3, 2017

"Test Subject 011" 7"!

I'm excited to finally be able to announce that Videogram's Test Subject 011 7" has been sent off to the pressing plant, thus officially launching the SelectaVision label! The preliminary release date is set to January 2018 and pre-orders are being accepted!

The two-track Stranger Things-themed 7", that totally embodies "the otherwordly sci-fi eeriness of the show and characters, both in sounds and in it's artwork" (Popcorn Horror), is available via SelectaVision's page on Qrates, and comes with a bonus download of the four-track digital Bandcamp EP. There's a limited amount available to pre-order, so you better act fast! Stores and distributors should get in touch for wholesale orders.

Make sure to check out the all-new Test Subject 011 video as well. Heavy on the sci-fi influence, you'll find it on both Videogram and SelectaVision's official YouTube channels here and here. Make sure to follow SelectaVision on Facebook here to stay up to date!

Monday, October 30, 2017

House of Mystery!

More Halloween compilations! Head on over to A Closer Listen and check out Monrovani's all-new House of Mystery horror-themed mix featuring tracks from Ennio Morricone, The Sisters of Mercy, John Carpenter, and Horror Express off my Pre-Cert album. More information here.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Free Halloween Compilations!

Need tunes for your Halloween party tonight? Check out these two freebie compilations on Bandcamp! No tricks, all treats:

Brutal Resonance just released the Music for the Murdered twenty-track compilation, offering a wide variety of synth, horror synth, industrial and electro, and includes the Hawkins National Laboratory (Outro) off my Stranger Things-inspired Test Subject 011 EP. You can download it here.

Early in September Rue Morgue Magazine released the horror synth compilation They Came From Rue Morgue and it's just a few days left to download before it's gone! Features twenty-four tracks from artists such as Tangerine Dream, Umberto, Apoptygma Berzerk, and Zombi, among others, and includes Test Subject 011 off the "S/T" EP. You can download it here.

You can buy Videogram's Test Subject 011 EP via, Apple Music and iTunesGoogle Play, and Microsoft Store. Stream it on Spotify here.

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.