I love coming home and finding two perfectly square boxes waiting for me at the foot of my door. Inside the first perfectly square box was the vinyl soundtrack to the post-apocalyptic film, Turbo Kid by the fantastic Le Matos. Le Matos was introduced to me by a couple of compadres from the Spin the Blackest Circles vinyl (mostly) soundtrack forum and I am grateful for taking their advice by purchasing LP album Join Us, well worth the blind buy! When I heard that Le Matos were involved in the soundtrack for Turbo Kid, I was pretty ecstatic and I knew that I had to have this soundtrack.
For those of you not familiar with what Turbo Kid, here’s a brief synopsis from my friends over at IMDB:
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favorite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
I’ll be honest, it’s not exactly something that sounds like I would be really interested in watching, however, this was much better than expected and from the opening sequence to the very end of the film I was hooked. The music, along with the film, is just eerily, and wildly, entertaining. Now I can sit here and review the movie, but that’s not what I’m gonna do nor am I going to sit down and try to break down the musical intricacies of the soundtrack. Rather, I’ll just sit back, enjoy the music and say that’s it is pretty awesome!
Next up is the soundtrack to The Iron Giant. I can’t say that I remember too much of this film having seen it when I was just a little boy (19 years old), but, being that this soundtrack was composed by Michael Kamen – who some of you might know for his work on Die Hard, the Lethal Weapon films and the X-Men films, to name a few, as well as the HBO original series Band of Brothers. His impressive resume was more than enough to get me on board with making my purchase of the vinyl soundtrack by Mondo.