***KRENG's (Cooties) score to the 2015 adventure/thriller starring Zoe Bell (Death Proof) and Nacho Vigalondo (VHS, The ABCs Of Death). The music calls to mind works of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and even elements of Mogwai and Aphex Twin. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on clear vinyl and packaged in gatefold jackets with printed insert, 12-page booklet and download.
***Death Waltz Recording Company is delighted to take you back to the schoolyard for a dose of fun with KRENG's score to Cooties. A group of elementary teachers—including Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, and Rainn Wilson—up against an army of feral kids infected with a mystery virus, bringing new meaning to the term “playground violence." Produced by Wood's company Spectrevision, Cooties is already shaping up to be a modern cult classic, not least through its infectious music. Composed by the avant-garde project Kreng (aka Belgian musician PEPJIN CAUDRON) the score for Cooties reflects a number of influences, from Bernard Herrmann's work for strings to spaghetti westerns through a trip hop filter set to “extreme foreboding”. Kreng's approach will surprise and intrigue, compared to many scores of its ilk. While it's synth-heavy, there are key roles for haunting vocal effects and violins, mixing both aesthetically beautiful and madcap cues to create waves of emotionally and viscerally powerful tunes. Cooties stands proud alongside—and in some cases above—the crop of contemporary horror scores. Relax, put the needle on the wax, and let this record infect your ears. You'll be voracious for more.