Ralph Jones The Slumber Party Massacre: Original Soundtrack Recording on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
First Pressing on Colored Vinyl
Ridiculed on release but later celebrated by some as a feminist parody of slasher films, 1982's The Slumber Party Massacre is fueled by Ralph Jones’ energetic electronic score that remembers the first rule of comedy: never let the audience know you’re in on the joke. Away from the film, the music retains a sense of wit and playfulness amidst the tension that makes it a riot to listen to.
Jones’ score wears its influences on its sleeve, with nods to the giants of the world of musical horror – Jaws and Halloween – as well as a more gothic sensibility, with parts sounding like they should come from an electric organ in an ancient cathedral. He ramps up the tension using rhythmic pulses and atmospheric electric piano, with shrill background parts that sound like a field full of electronic crickets.
And his talent for creating catchy melodies is certainly demonstrated here, with not only upbeat and bouncy tones but also haunting motifs that make you uncomfortable with the greatest of ease. Another synth spectacular that will guarantee you have a great time, whether you’re slumbering, partying, or massacring.
• 180 gram colored vinyl housed in a bespoke tip on jacket
• All new sleeve notes from composer Ralph Jones and artist Luke Insect
• Also includes a fold out poster and 10 × 12 booklet
Ralph Jones The Slumber Party Massacre - Original Soundtrack Recording Track Listing:
1. Main Title
2. Stalking The High School
3. Confrontation In The Gymnasium
4. Russ Dreams
5. Snail Hunt
6. Valarie Does Battle
7. Univited Guest
8. Meditation Of The Mind Of Russ Thorn
9. End Ttiles