UPDATE – ‘Atomic Breath’ vinyl is sold out.  Grey vinyl is still available, but fleeting fast.

Big monsters deserve big soundtracks.  Death Waltz is giving that big ol’ Godzilla bastard the packaging he deserves on blue and white ‘atomic breath’ wax.

Sly Vinyl is a global community of wax fans, and since this release is only being sold to the UK, we recommend any of you statesiders to reach out to your mates over the ocean.  UK people, If you want to help out some ‘Muricans, let us know in the comments section.  This one is selling fast and will probably be gone by the end of the day, so speak now or, as Gwen Stefani eloquently states, don’t speak.

The Details

For the first time ever on vinyl the full score to the legendary monster movie that started it all GODZILLA by AKIRA IFUKUBE

Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to be unearthing the legendary monster of our time and bringing him to vinyl in the shape of Akira Ifukube’s score to GODZILLA. Starkly different to the usual view of The Big G as the ultimate monster wrestler, Ifukube’s music is intense, dark, and reflects Ishiro Honda’s film as a pure horror film. While the score opens with the jaunty riff that would eventually become Godzilla’s Theme, the majority of the music alternates between pounding brass and mournful strings as we witness the death and destruction that comes in Godzilla’s wake.

Ifukube uses low string notes as a sinister motif to herald the arrival of the creature, and then turns up the brass to eleven, creating an atmosphere of pure apocalypse. More horrifying still are the piercing strings that score the oxygen destroyer, the device that would destroy Godzilla. Big laments are used as the characters question the use of the machine as a weapon of mass destruction, and it’s this remarkable human quality that infuses the score with its unique feel. Help us celebrate the sixtieth birthday of the greatest monster to walk the earth, and the powerhouse musical experience that is Akira Ifukube’s GODZILLA.

Maximum of two copies per order.


180g Atomic Breath vinyl, housed in a heavyweight tip-on, case-bound gatefold jacket printed on beautiful textured Galtex Prima card containing an exclusive full colour booklet with liner notes by Japanse cinema expert Jasper Sharpe & Film On Wax Editor Charlie Bridgen , with exclusive art by Cheung Chung Tat wrapped in an OBI strip.

One off pressing of 400 units standard edition come in a 350gsm single pocket jacket with a poster.

Price $30

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