The Music for Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs and Ghostland is Coming to Vinyl

The Omega Productions Records is bringing the sounds of horror to vinyl.

By Jay Gervais

The scores for 2008’s Martyrs and last year’s Ghostland, which are two French horror films directed by Pascal Laugier, are making their way to vinyl thanks to the fine folks over at The Omega Productions Records.

Seppuku Paradigm, which is comprised of the duo Willie and Alex Cortés, who are also brothers in real life, composed Martyrs. Since its release in 2008, the film has caused quite a stir and is considered one of the most controversial French horror films in the last decade. Beyond the symbolism of its subject or the hyperrealism of its special effects, the movie represented the love between two friend within a more and more dehumanized society.

For this release, the record label worked closely with the Cortés brothers to bring the definitive score on to a 150g vinyl, with a minimalist design created by Grégory Lê, along with liner notes by one half of the music duo, Willie Cortés. The gatefold cover contains a mark in real chrome derived from the cold aesthetics of the film, as imagined by director Pascal Laugier.

This item will be limited to just 1,000 copies with the first hundred autographed by Seppuku Paradigm. Have a look below for images of this product along with the track listing.

Track Listing:

Side A
01. Prologue (01:18)
02. Orphans Games (01:44)
03. At Night in the Dormitory (00:57)
04. Hunting Her Down (00:53)
05. I Did It! (00:39)
06. Crisis (00:45)
07. Flashback (00:24)
08. Crisis (Reprise) (00:22)
09. Lucie’s Wounds (01:18)
10. Moving Corpses (00:47)
11. Gabrielle’s Theme (01:10)
12. Broken Glass (00:39)
13. Attacked in the Bathroom (01:09)
14. Gabrielle’s Theme (Reprise) (00:49)
15. Embrace (02:01)

Side B
01. Anna and the Scarred Ghost (05:43)
02. Rough Burial (01:39)
03. Enter Mademoiselle (01:45)
04 My Neighbourhood (04:44)
05. The Suffering Is Over (00:56)
06. Revelations (02:37)
07. Your Witness (03:20)

Total time: 35:49

Three composers with different musical backgrounds provided the soundtrack for Ghostland. This included a classical concertist, Georges Boukoff, along with self-taught musicians Ed Rig and Anthony d’Amario. Oscillating between pure moments of anxiety, a minimalism inherited from John Carpenter and sublime macabre waltzes, their compositions were inspired by multiple influences.

Ghostland was an award-winning film that revolved around a mother of two who inherited a house, but things quickly take a turn for the worse when a gang of strangers with murderous intentions invades their home and she must fight for her and her daughters’ lives. Sixteen years later, when the daughters return to the house with their mother, things are not what they seem.

For this release, the record label worked closely with the trio of musicians that worked on Ghostland to bring the definitive score on to a 150g double vinyl, which also features a minimalist design created by Grégory Lê. The gatefold cover will have a high quality matte finishing.

This item will also be limited to just 1,000 copies. Have a look below for images of this product along with the track listing.

Track Listing:

Side A
01. A Story (03:06)
02. Primitive Origins Suite (07:18)
03. Inner Voices / Return of Love (02:35)
04. Apparition / Nightfall (01:24)
05. Lamentation (01:39)

Side B
01. Trouble Mind / Furious Charge (01:35)
02. Bossa for Lila (02:39)
03. Schyzophrenia Fight (00:53)
04. Frames of Thruth (03:30)
05. Re-Awakenings Part I (01:26)
06. Waltz for Alma (02:49)

Side C
01. Hell Could Be Beautiful (07:15)
02. Emergencies (01:54)
03. Beyond Woods (04:14)
04. Prélude à la Nuit (01:23)
05. Fear / Hell Grows (01:13)

Side D
01. Sadness (02:02)
02. Re-Awakenings Part II (0:36)
03. Agony (0:29)
04. Fierce Conflict (02:13)
05. Requiem of Love (03:25)
06. Incident in a Ghostland (01:20)

Total time: 55:08

If you’re interested in these items, bookmark The Omega Productions Records for when these items open for pre-order next month on March 6th. Orders will ship on April 24th.

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About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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