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Blade Soundtrack by Mark Isham comes to Vinyl this October

The Blade Soundtrack by Mark Isham comes to vinyl on October 4, 2019.

1998’s film-adaptation of Blade is a cult classic that has undeniably been cemented in pop culture history. The movie retells the origin of the Marvel comic anti-hero, masterfully played by Westley Snipes, on a mission to avenge his mother’s death and rid the world of blood-sucking vampires. Mark Isham‘s original score sets the tone of the film. Isham mixed live symphony orchestra sound with electronic textures to match the dark and ominous vibe of Blade’s world.

Mark Isham Speaks About The Blade Soundtrack

Speaking about the Blade soundtrack he said: “The score needed to have an epic super-hero quality but with a very dark side, and it needed to be able to live next to the world of 1990’s electronica – The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin etc. We used a large symphony orchestra supplemented with electronic synthesizers and samplers for a unique musical vocabulary. I did a lot of sampling of weird and strange sounds as well as programming my synth collection. We recorded at the Fox stage which is a wonderful room. The process went smoothly as I had worked tirelessly with Steve Norrington, the director, during the demo process to get what we both wanted.

We recorded some sections of the score in smaller segments – to be edited together later – as a lot of the visual effects hadn’t been completed yet. I think my two favorite musical moments are The Death Of Whistler – which is very emotional scene, a bit unexpected in a film of this genre – and the culmination of the Ritual For Summoning La Magra. This is big and bombastic and just plain FUN!”

Who is Mark Isham?

To explain a little bit about Mark Isham. He is an electronic music innovator, jazz artist and prolific film composer. He has the ability to create unforgettable melodies. Combined with his eagerness to experiment with innovative musical genres he has earned him various accolades. Including the Grammy and Emmy awards, and Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

This is the first ever vinyl pressing of the Blade Soundtrack, courtesy of Varese Sarabande. Finally head here to pre-order a copy of the Blade Soundtrack by Mark Isham on vinyl. Also, have a look at the artwork and track list below.

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Tracklist

Side A

1. Intruder
2. Daywalker
3. Somebody’s Gonna Take You Out
4. Top Of The Food Chain

Side B

1. Temple Of Light
2. The Bleeding Stone
3. The Blood God