Saturday, 31 October 2015

Gavino Morretti: Alien Terrors (original 1982 soundtrack) Out now via Disko Nero Recordings

You may not be familiar with the obscure science fiction film "Alien Terrors", or indeed composer Gavino Morretti. But never-the-less, underground music label Disko Nero Recordings have released the long lost soundtrack to the film, consisting of twenty synth-driven themes and cues.


Gavino Morretti is a little known Italian film composer who produced soundtracks for many European and American low-budget films – almost exclusively in the horror and science fiction genres. In the early ‘80s, soon after leaving progressive rock band Esplodere Cappelli, Morretti created music for the much derided horror movie Attacco dei Morti Viventi (U.S. title Assault of the Living Dead).

Morretti’s second commission was for U.S. / Italian science fiction horror movie, Alien Terrors. Approached by producer Richard Warren in the summer of 1982, Morretti was given a small budget and two week deadline to write and produce the music. After a limited cinema release, Alien Terrors soon faded into obscurity – dismissed by critics as a cheap, unpleasant facsimile of Alien.

Album Release:

Disko Nero Recordings is excited to offer the "Alien Terrors" soundtrack as a limited edition red C58 cassette tape, presented in a black case with a full-colour J-card. The tape features four bonus tracks which are exclusive to this release.

The album is also available as a twenty track digital download, which includes a ten page PDF booklet (featuring production notes, film stills and artwork), and a digital reproduction of the original movie poster.

Alien Terrors is available for streaming and purchase from the Disko Nero Bandcamp page


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