Simon Boswell

HARDWARE (Original 1990 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Release Notes
  • 2 x LP set on black vinyl (UK Import).
  • Contains both original 1990 soundtrack and re-works + extensive bonus material with Sound FX
  • Cover Art by Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, Nightmare On Elm Street, Death Waltz)
HARDWARE (Original 1990 Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Celebrated British composer Simon Boswell has amassed an array of impressive credits in cult films of every class. From splattery Italian shockers like DEMONS 2 and STAGE FRIGHT to the hallucinatory excesses of Jodorowsky’s SANTA SANGRE to the Hitchcockian downspiral of SHALLOW GRAVE, Boswell has applied his innate ability to manipulate an emotional connection to image using sound with great success. Perhaps the man’s most celebrated achievement is his dynamic music for director Richard Stanley’s legendary 1990 sci-fi/horror chamber piece HARDWARE.

Boswell’s eclectic musicianship, spiraling from his slide guitar theme to synthy soundscapes, more traditional orchestral arrangements and FX infused experiments, was an integral part to Stanley’s post-apocalyptic visions in Hardware.

Now, that amazing sonic landscape is being issued for the first time in 23 years as a double LP: one disc being the “clean” music, and the other containing sound FX and voice samples of Iggy Pop, Lemmy and others weaving in and out of the score, plus additional unused cues and weird/cool stuff like Stanley reading the Bible! Heavy! This limited-edition (1,000 units) vinyl release sport beautiful original Graham Humphreys artwork blasted across the cover + composer notes straight from Simon Boswell himself.