The most terrifying nightmare of childhood returns – to Vinyl!
July 25, 2018
1980’s THE BOOGEYMAN soundtrack comes to Vinyl
One Way Static Records presents the original 1980 soundtrack to Ulli Lommel’s THE BOOGEYMAN, composed by Tim Krog and Synthe-Sound-Trax. The limited-edition vinyl release comes hand-numbered, features the original 1980 artwork.
THE BOOGEYMAN was directed by Ulli Lommel, a German actor who moved to the US in 1977 and took up directing. Since the mid-1980s he specialized in horror and science fiction films since the mid-1980s, and would later become known for a long line of low-budget, direct-to-video movies based on the lives of serial killers, with SON OF SAM and ZODIAC KILLER being the most well-known. THE BOOGETMAN starred John Carradine, which became a ‘slasher genre’ hit and made the UK’s banned ‘Video Nasties’ list. Two sequels were also produced in 1981 and 1983.
To underscore his film, Lommel needed a soundtrack that fitted the times like the synth based John Carpenter styled soundscapes used in Halloween. By the late seventies, electronic music had achieved new heights of popularity. Technological innovations such as the Mini-Moog became a weapon of choice for new composers, churning out chilling electronic music that showed the industry its full creative potential.
For this he turned to Tim Krog and his team ‘Synthe-Sound-Trax’ (SST for short) composed of Jan Barlett and Ed Christiano. This trio produced a soundtrack far more progressive and unique than one might expect. Moving easily between traditional melodies and more experimental textures, THE BOOGEYMAN’s score is a superb example of an economical but highly effective scoring style that would be prevalent throughout the ensuing decades.
Available as a deluxe vinyl edition limited to 900 copies. 300 hand-numbered units on classic black vinyl (with obi strip), 300 hand-numbered color vinyl units (transparent purple) & 300 hand-numbered color vinyl units (highlighter yellow). Black vinyl will be available from record stores and online retailers worldwide on August 10th. The transparent purple color vinyl variant is available exclusively from Light In The Attic & Mondo in North America and through Transmission in Europe. The highlighter yellow color vinyl variant is available exclusively from Zavvi in the UK. All versions also come with an insert containing extensive and exclusive liner notes by Charlie Brigden, J.A. Kerswell & the late Ulli Lommel himself.
For more details, see the Light In The Attic catalog page.