With his fourteenth release, and SelectaVision debut, Videogram set out to expand his musical vision and once again innovate and push the horror synth genre further with "Test Subject 011”; drawing inspiration from both Italo and Space Disco as well as adding string arrangements to the instrumentation.
With a title track that appeared on Rue Morgue’s all-horror synth compilation "They Came From Rue Morgue", this tribute to the Netflix hit series "Stranger Things" blends trademark Videogram sounds like driving John Carpenter-esque rhythms with softer melodies; dark, pulsating riffs with dance-friendly drum beats; and outlandish synth and sample-driven soundscapes with soothing, melancholic strings - creating an exciting horror synth EP that's simultaneously intense and lush!
"If you're into dark and interesting synth wave, check
Videogram out. Inspired by '80s post-apocalyptic and
exploitation films, this music perfectly personifies the glory
of analogue action and horror. I'm a fan of Videogram for
- david j. moore, author of WORLD GONE WILD: A
SURVIVOR'S GUIDE TO POST-APOCALYPTIC MOVIES
and THE GOOD, THE TOUGH, AND THE DEADLY: ACTION
MOVIES AND STARS.
"For fans of old school slashers and those who miss browsing the aisles of Blockbuster for the latest horror releases on VHS, this contemporary re-imagining of a lovable niche genre is just the ticket to bring you back to those glory days.”
- Performer Magazine (Vinyl of the Month!)
"It’s a perfect balance of both tight 'n' tense, an instrumental track which is laced with a retro Moroderesque back beat - rendering it both groovy and pretty damn good!”
- Darren Allison, Cinema Retro
"...Magnus's music is just as intense, just as driving, just as aurally intoxicating here as on his other albums.”
- Michael Crisman
"...totally embodies the otherworldly sci-fi eeriness of the show and characters, both in sounds and in it’s artwork.”
- Popcorn Horror
"...described by the artist as instrumental horror synth, but personally I feel it’s much less gory or horrific; it’s more like a upbeat sensation that has that synthesizer sound from the old school highlight days”
- Yeah I Know It Sucks
released September 1, 2017
Written and recorded June - July 2017.
Produced by Magnus Sellergren
Mixed and mastered by Kevin Carafa
Drums by Paul Atkins
Tom solo on 'Dr Brenner' by Jamie Coghill
Cello by Daniel González
Violins by Eneko Rodríguez
Strings arranged by Magnus Sellergren.
Artwork by Milan Pad milanpad.com
Cover concept and layout by Magnus Sellergren.
"Test Subject 011" video at goo.gl/Fzjv4c
THANK YOU: Paul, Jamie, Eneko, Daniel, Kevin, Milan, Mike Winkelmann, Aaron and Rue Morgue, Darren and Cinema Retro, Sebastiaan Putseys, Michael Crisman, Brutal Resonance, XWave Radio, Popcorn Horror, Scott and RetroSynth, SomaFM, Stefan L., and John G.
The Eleven character is copyright Netflix.
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