Death Waltz to release Berberian Sound Studio 'film-within-a-film' soundtrack

Horror specialists issue spooky meta experiment from sound artist Andrew Liles.

Peter Strickland’s flipping brilliant Brit flick Berberian Sound Studio, about a 1970s sound engineer crafting special effects for a giallo film, featured a wonderfully creepy soundtrack by the late, great Broadcast. Now though, Death Waltz Recording Company have announced the release of an imagined soundtrack for that film-within-a-film, The Equestrian Vortex, about a coven of witches operating a riding academy.

Prolific British sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Liles has taken on the role of Berberian Sound Studio’s protagonist Gilderoy (played by actor Toby Jones) to piece together “a journey into the unconscious, where ghosts swirl with ethereal drones as screams echo into the night,” says the label.

“Adding to this is the conspiratorial dialogue from actresses Silvia, Claudia, and Elisa, reading bizarre incantations that unleash the full horror of what lies beneath. We dare you to come out unscathed from the bloodcurdling terror that is The Equestrian Vortex,” adds Death Waltz.

The record will come as a limited-edition 10″ on blue and yellow swirled vinyl on October 14 – find it on Death Waltz’s web store.

Earlier this month Death Waltz announced its acquisition by Austin-based reissue specialists Mondo and plans for the release of Alex North’s unused 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack. Meanwhile, check out label boss Spencer Hickman’s special FACT Halloween mix.

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