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Absurd (1981 Original Score)

Cordio, Carlo Mario

Absurd (1981 Original Score)

Death Waltz
2XLP $41.50

06/23/2015 5053760014164 

DW 38 

***Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to unleash another cult classic from the video nasty era (and their first in an ongoing series with the legendary CAM Records from Italy). CARLO MARIA CORDIO's musical score to Joe D’Amato’s notorious Absurd (aka Rosso Sangue) is a pseudo-sequel to Anthropophagus, the film reunited D’Amato with George Eastman, star of the previous film, and brought the action from Greece to America where the near-invincible Mikos escapes from a hospital to go on a typically gory killing spree. Using drills, band saws, axes, scissors, and an oven, Mikos terrorises the kids of an American (Italian) family until he gets his inevitable comeuppance courtesy of a drawing compass. Cordio’s score is centered around a versatile seven-note piano riff that gets an amazing amount of use without ever feeling too stale or repetitive. Cordio augments the riff in interesting and varied ways, sometimes going down the Goblin route with the big and impactful percussion and the funk beats, with a healthy dose of synth, or going for a bit of a chilled out proto-Lethal Weapon tune, with noodling electric guitar. Tension is the order of the day much of the time, with synths, an electric keyboard, and a snare drum being Cordio’s weapons. If you love your prog-rock horror music, Absurd will be right up your alley. Double vinyl on black wax housed inside a gatefold sleeve printed on 425-gsm card featuring embossed intestines and an exclusive lobby card. Cover art by WES BENSCOTER.

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