“Buio Omega”, two short and simple words that, in the mind of Goblin’s fans as well as in the horror/splatter movies fanatics’ one, recall sounds and images of a legendary film. Directed in 1979 by Joe D’Amato, it still impresses with the rawness and morbidity of its scenes, the trademark of a director who, much more than others, befits the term ‘extreme’.
The soundtrack of the film, whose main ingredients are keyboards and synthesizers, swings among echoes of Alan Parsons Project, funk / fusion and melancholic atmospheres. It was never officially published when the film came out, and was finally released on CD by Cinevox Record in 1997 (CD MDF 304) and again in 2008 (CD MDF 631) with two completely different tracklist.
Goblin here appear in an atypical shape, with Massimo Morante (guitar) and Claudio Simonetti (keyboards) replaced by Carlo Pennisi and Maurizio Guarini respectively, completing the line-up along with Fabio Pignatelli (bass) and Augustin Marangolo (drums).
“Buio Omega” is pressed on vinyl today for the first time ever, a release awaited for years by Goblin fans; the LP is housed in a beautiful gatefold cover showing inside recording sessions photos and promotional flyers/postcards.
The tracklist is that of the first 1997 CD edition.
Limited edition 400 copies on 180gr. clear purple vinyl.
1.Buio Omega (main title)
3.Strive after dark
9.Buio Omega (Suite I)
10.Quiet drops (film version)
11.Strive after dark (suite)
12.Buio Omega (alternate version)
13.Strive after dark (alternate version)
14.Buio Omega (Synth effects / alternate takes suite)
15.Buio Omega theme (reprise)