Yikes! We haven't been very good about updating this here news page. Needless to say, we have been very, very busy since our last update and we have finally returned to this page with some exciting news for 2017. Wyrd War very proudly presents the original motion picture soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi’s animated masterwork Wizards on vinyl for the very first time! Ostensibly Bakshi’s “family film,” this almost impossibly PG rated post-apocalyptic “fantasy epic of peace and magic” emerged like a strange fungus through fissures in the Hollywood machine in 1977 to psychedelicize unsuspecting audiences with slouching android assassins, nearly nude fairy wenches, supernatural siblings skirmishing for world domination between slugs of cheap wine, demonic dog soldiers belly-crawling through skeletal landscapes of airbrushed fog, and, perhaps most memorably, terrifying genocidal elfin warfare punctuated with Leni Riefenstahl stock footage, all perfectly choreographed to a beautifully ethereal sci-fi jazz soundtrack seemingly scorched with atomic energy. Such music! Composer Andrew Belling delivered one of the first truly musical scores for a major Hollywood film composed almost entirely for ARP 2500 and ARP 2600 synthesizers, and now it is available on vinyl for the first time! Mastered for vinyl by Timothy Stollenwerk and featuring a massive 11” x 11” gatefold liner notes insert by Dennis Dread with exclusive new interviews with director Ralph Bakshi and composer Andrew Belling.
Release Date: June 21, 2017. Pre-order info coming soon!