Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Williams Street does Blu-ray-less Venture Bros. fans a solid

'It's about love and longing... yes, and hobbits.'
Here's some good news for budget-conscious Venture Bros. fans like myself who want avant-garde composer J.G. Thirlwell's Venture Bros. score album but don't intend to buy either the Blu-ray release of the third season (which, unlike the DVD release, will include the album as an extra) or the vinyl version of the album. Williams Street Records will make The Venture Bros.: The Music of J.G. Thirlwell available on its amusingly retro site (which spoofs the primitive designs of sites like the ones Veronica Belmont and Ryan Block blog about on The Vintage Web). The label will begin shipping the CD on March 24.

The $12 CD version will contain 20 tracks, which are all listed here (no OSI theme song, unfortunately), while the $18 LP version will contain 16 (to accommodate the higher fidelity) and come with a coupon for a free digital download of the album.

Thirlwell's work on The Venture Bros.--particularly that wonderfully over-the-top opening theme--is the craziest-sounding original score music I've heard on an animated show since Yoko Kanno's genre-straddling music for Cowboy Bebop.

I can't think of a salute that's dorkier than this one. Oh wait a minute... now I just did: 'I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty!'
"Go Team Venture!"

1 comment:

  1. Lo if u could possibly extend your Django contribution with the ambush on the Mexicans bandits by the Mexican army in the hills from the same movie.