Justin, Susan – Forbidden World [Hazy Clear Vinyl UK IMPORT] - New LP
Includes a big poster (the same as sleeve art but about 4 times the size) and insert. Housed in heavy-duty record sleeve.
The below description talks about FUNK, even "straight-up funk" but that's a stretch...the crazy things people say to sell records. Or maybe I just missed those funk cuts. But it is a freeky and great soundtrack, lots of 1980s synths sounds from the space-age world of outer space! - winch (green noise)
“The musical score, by Susan Justin, provides the film with its most interesting edge—flowing from classical grace to deadly tension.” The Hollywood Reporter“
Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to be unleashing one of the great unheralded electronic scores. Unavailable since the film’s release in 1982, Susan Justin’s music for FORBIDDEN WORLD – produced by the legendary Roger Corman – mixes the electronic influences of the time with splashes of new wave, creating a score that fuses the eerie tonalities and avant-garde sensibility of ALIEN with the straight-up funk of ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. Birthed from this is a cult classic score that deserves to be held up alongside the works of Richard Band and Alan Howarth.
What immediately stands out from the score is the amazing main theme, a melodic groove firmly embedded in the 80s synth movement, complete with creepy vocal effects overlaying its driving keyboard line. Originally a parody that Corman turned into a straight horror, the score is used typically to create tension with isolated piano and harsh electronic tones, acting as a stereotypical precursor to the horror moments. Amidst all this is also the ‘Blaster Beam’, a unique instrument famous for its use in Jerry Goldsmith’s STAR TREK – THE MOTION PICTURE. A fantastic voyage amongst the stars full of offbeat melodies and alien tones, this is a musical world that demands multiple visits.
- Artwork, Liner Notes – Kimberley Holladay
- Drums – David Delessandro
- Film Producer – Roger Corman
- Liner Notes, Producer, Score Editor – Allan Holzman
- Producer [Assistant] – Endre Algover
- Score, Liner Notes, Music By, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer [Jupiter 8], Clavinet – Susan Justin
- Technician [Electronic Realization], Synthesizer [Jupiter 8], Waterphone [Blaster], Synthesizer [Serge], Engineer – Craig Hundley