Limited Release of Two Goblin Tracks Spins Its Way on Vinyl
The set is packaged in a confusing Super Mario Bros. vinyl sleeve.
By Jay Gervais
Timed appropriately with the release of the teaser trailer for Suspiria, the guys over at The Vinyl Factory are preparing a unique release for Dario Argento fans. Specifically, for those who loved Goblin’s music for Suspiria and Profondo Rosso (also titled Deep Red).
This collaborative release between The Vinyl Factory, Aries, and Slam Jam is limited to just 300 units and will be pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl. The artwork on the sleeve was designed by Aries and was inspired by the 1980’s gaming icon Super Mario. Featured on the vinyl are just the iconic title tracks from each film, with side A featuring Suspiria while side B is Profondo Rosso. Check out the cover below.
You’re probably wondering why the sleeve has the iconic World 1 level from the first Super Mario Bros. on it and this note from Sofia Prantera, Aries’ Creative Director, should unravel the mystery for you.
Dario Argento’s movies have been a huge influence on my work both visually and musically, the title graphics was the inspiration for a series of tees for my first brand Holmes and it has been fun to revisit it this time. The mix with the Super Mario graphics, came from one of the original graphics produced and included in Aries’ first brand book, a nod to my Italian background and a misspent youth of video games and horror. We followed this theme with both the graphics and the short film produced for the release and directed by one of my long time collaborators Martin Wedderburn. We will be launching the record in the store at the same time as the full back catalogue of Italian counter culture magazine FRIGIDAIRE. Because of my dual nationality I wanted to bring these hidden gems of Italian culture to the store and show them to an new audience who might not have been aware of them until now.
Visit The Vinyl Factory if you’re interested in ordering this one-of-a-kind vinyl for your collection. We always appreciate hearing from our readers, so feel free to leave a comment below and on social media!