An upcoming art show curated by Chicago’s StudioLab and Turntabling.net will feature the images and sounds of dark music by some of the most legendary bands of the genre.
As part of this art show, Turntabling is in search of record collections to purchase that feature gothic, industrial, dark electronica bands and related performers.
If you have records by Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Ministry, RevCo, Fad Gadget, Frontline Assembly, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission UK, Armageddon Dildos, Coil, Legendary Pink Dots, Muslimgauze, Noise Unit, Shinjuku Thief, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Download, Puppy Gristle, The Jackofficers, Switchblade Symphony, Big Electric Cat, Christian Death, Nurse With Wound, Current 93, Dead Artist Syndrome, Electric Hellfire Club, My Life With Thrill Kill Kult, and many others, we definitely want to hear from you.
As mentioned above, there is a great reason for this massive hunt for gothic, industrial, and otherwise dark records-Turntabling, in association with the Chicago artist-run StudioLab located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building in Chicago, is preparing an art show featuring album covers and related materials from the classic era of industrial music. Turntabling seeks to buy record collections that prominently feature gothic/industrial albums to increase the amount of items on display at the exhibit.
Unfortunately due to insurance concerns, we cannot accept loans of this material–we can only purchase outright. But if you have vinyl records to sell, or collections of vinyl that also include posters, fan badges, books, etc on the subject, please get in touch. We are considering all serious offers.
Joe Wallace is curating the show and can be contacted via the address above. Again, record collections that include a lot of gothic/industrial albums, posters, buttons, books, fanzines, etc. will be considered for purchase. We are definitely interested in buying in bulk rather than small lots, but will consider any serious offer regardless of size.
The date for the exhibit has yet to be established since we are in the research and collection phase for the materials, but time is of the essence since we’d like to have the material collected and prepared for display soon. Get in touch as quickly as possible to schedule an appointment to view your collection and discuss purchase options.
Coming soon to Turntabling, some exquisite reissues from the mighty Italian label Dagored, very limited editions of only 500 each–do not miss these titles while supplies last!! All three of these classics are Ennio Morricone titles, and they won’t hang around long. We’ll post an update when these titles are available, and in the meantime you can check out the other giallo, horror, sci-fi, rare, and unusual titles in the Turntabling shop
Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura
2. Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura
4. Notte e Misteri
5. Urla nel Nulla
6. Folle Folle
8. Dal Sogno e Ritorno
9. Ritorno all’inizio
10. Medley in eight parts “Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura”
1979 saw Goblin working on the soundtrack for this Italian film starring Jaqueline Bisset and Terence Stamp. Believe it or not, the title track was informed more by Burt Bacharach than prog, but the old classic proggy Goblin sound does rear its head on parts of this soundtrack.
What is it about Italian cannibal gut-munching movies and their soundtracks? These movies are infamous in their nasty ways–pure gross-out from start to finish that has you either becoming an instant fan, car-crash fascinated, or so revolted that you can’t stand the idea of watching another second.
The Italian jungle cannibal movies are, for some of us, a bizarre artifact of the history of cinema that deserves further study. One reason why? The soundtracks.
What kind of music do you expect from a film titled Make Them Die Slowly? Or Cannibal Holocaust? In today’s filmmaking environment, metal is probably the very first thing that springs to mind–or some kind of abrasive industrial music or crossover industrial metal…you get the idea.
So when you click on the YouTube clips below to hear what Make Them Die Slowly, AKA Cannibal Ferox, has to offer, the inunitiated will not only be shocked and confused, but probably then want to see the movie to experience the full cognitive dissonance that goes with hearing THOSE soundtrack sounds combined with the images reproduced on album covers like the reissue of Cannibal Ferox on One Way Static Records, which is for sale at Turntabling while supplies last. (It should be pointed out that the version linked to here is the very limited edition Uncensored Version with all the squishy brain eating imagery some know and love.)
What you see here is the setup for the Turntabling-curated Sexy and Scary Vinyl art show on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center (Friday June 20 2014 starting at 6PM). There are a LOT of vinyl records on display for this one-night-only art show, plus film trailers, music and more.
One question that has come up about the show and about Turntabling in general is whether we sell records (yes we do!) and where you can buy those records.
While we aren’t selling records at the art show on Friday (the show is all about the images, the album covers and the culture behind these albums and the films associated with many of them) we are happy to discuss the sale of these records and many others like them. Please feel free to drop a line with wish lists and requests for more information to:
We are actively looking for other venues to bring the Sexy and Scary Vinyl art show to–if you want this display in your record store, special event, art space or other venue, do get in touch at the same address.
Recently added for sale at the Turntabling Discogs shop! William Burroughs on vinyl with Break Through in Grey Room, the reissue of Heathen Earth by Throbbing Gristle, Tutti I Colori Del Buio soundtrack by Bruno Nicolai, and a Dalek I reissue that you’ll be sad you missed if you don’t scoop it up while supplies last!
Anyone who has followed Turntabling for a while knows that we have had a shop on Etsy.com in the past and that it’s been dormant for quite some time. That’s all about to change come Monday when I re-open theTurntabling Etsy shopand start selling records there once more.
Turntabling couldn’t exist without your support, every record you buy from our Discogs and Etsy shops helps us stay open and keep on doing what we do…THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Bruno Nicolai and Jess Franco? Yes indeed! De Sade was seemingly a favorite topic of Franco’s, he kept coming back to the famous old pervert again and again, if not directly, certainly in the concepts and themes of those naughty old stories. Bondage, S&M, blood, you name it…Franco and De Sade go together like coffee and cream.
The soundtrack for this film is just what you’d expect from Nicolai, who composed and conducted with Morricone, which is likely why you hear some textures and techniques in common with good ol’ Ennio’s work.
Turntabling has a copy for sale of this delicious vinyl pairing of two Maestros working together back in 1969…this is the Finders Keepers edition with the purple cover. If you love the sexy sounds of Jess Franco movies and have a thing for classic Italian soundtrack composers like Bruno Nicolai, have a listen to this record…(sample below) and you’ll wonder why you haven’t added this to your collection yet.
This is available on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last. When they’re gone, they’re GONE!!! Rare and groovy, this soundtrack is probably one of Nico Fidenco’s finest moments. Never mind whether the film was your cup of tea or not, the MUSIC…the music….