MARTINI RANCH ‘Holy Cow’ LP with DVD of music videos OUT NOW!

Holy Cow…perhaps the greatest avant new wave pop album you’ve never heard of, until now!

MARTINI RANCH were a project made up of the late great cult Hollywood actor BILL PAXTON (Near Dark, Weird Science, Aliens) and multi-talented musician Andrew Todd, who between 1986-88 carved out a bizarre, yet pop, synth laden venture that not only encapsulated their own unique musical and visual talents, but also those of their peers. Along for the ride on Holy Cow (the bands only ever LP) are Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Casale and Alan Myers of DEVO, Cindy Wilson from THE B-52’s and perhaps even more intriguing is the appearance of follow actors Judge Reinhold (BeverlyHills Cop) and Bud Cort in the proceedings.

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But the madness doesn’t stop there, oh no! As witnessed on the DVD that is included alongside the vinyl on FUTURISMOs’ redux version of Holy Cow, visual duties were in the hands of Hollywood luminary James Cameron (The Terminator, Aliens) who directed an epic neo-western video for ‘Reach’. Featuring faces from the era including fellow director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Near Dark) and Aliens/Terminator alumni Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser and Jenette Goldstein. A second video for ‘How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture’ was directed by photographer Rocky Schenck, trading the wild west for the dystopia of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and German Expressionism, once again with acquaintances in tow including Paxtons’ Weird Science co-star Anthony Michael Hall and Aliens co-star Michael Biehn.

MARTINI RANCH were maybe an indictment of the time, yet it’s undeniable the talents of Todd and Paxton do in fact make for one hell of an interesting pop group. For fans of DEVO and 80’s cinema this record is a must! Infectious, satirical, avant, pop and unashamedly overboard, it’s hard to believe a musical project this big yet bizarre even existed. Well it did, and here it is.

FUTURISMO present Holy Cow on 180g Limited Edition ‘Ranch Dressing’ Coloured Vinyl with redux artwork in a Gatefold Sleeve. It comes with the two Bonus Tracks ‘Fallen Idols’ and ‘Back at The Ranch’, PLUS a DVD of their two epic music videos. Available to BUY NOW from the FUTURISMOSTORE. This is a one-time mini pressing so grab it while stocks last!

MARTINI RANCH > ‘How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture’ from Holy Cow

OUR DAUGHTERS WEDDING ‘Moving Windows’ LP/CD OUT NOW!

OUR DAUGHTERS WEDDING were one of the most underrated American synth bands of the early 1980’s and Moving Windows is the proof! For the first time since it’s original release, FUTURISMO give you a redux reissue of this incredible forgotten electronic gem on LP…and for the first time ever, on CD! Also included within this newly designed release alongside ODW’s milestone 1982 album tracks are the five songs featured on their unmissable Digital Cowboy ep, which includes their dancefloor hit Lawnchairs.

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To top off this first time reissue we have included the original uncensored cover photo by Anders Nordström (deemed too risqué at the time) as well as his unseen photos of ODW housed in a fold-out inner sleeve that also contains liner notes by Scott Simon.

OUR DAUGHTERS WEDDING have posthumously been described as synthpunk, along with other innovators such as Units and Screamers, yet despite this, they knew how to write a pop song. Their signature track Lawnchairs instated ODW into clubland ethos by becoming a instant dance floor hit and remains a high point in the history of synthesized pop. Produced by the mega-talents of both David Spradley (Funkadelic) and Colin Thurston (Duran Duran, Iggy Pop), and featuring no sequencers whatsoever, this version of Moving Windows takes their sound that one step further.

FUTURISMO present this incredible LP remastered from the original tapes, on your choice of 2 different Limited Edition 180g vinyl colours complete with download, and a never before released CD version.

Available to Order NOW from the FUTURISMO Online Store.

OUR DAUGHTERS WEDDING > ‘Auto Music’ from Moving Windows

UNITS ‘Animals They Dream About’ unreleased 1982 LP/CD is OUT NOW!

In 2015 FUTURISMO brought you the first ever reissue of UNITS 1980 electronic cult classic Digital Stimulation. This year FUTURISMO bring you something by the UNITS NEVER released before!! Coming to turntables for the first time, UNITS unreleased 2nd album – Animals They Dream About, co-produced by legendary musician/producer Bill Nelson.

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Shelved since 1982 due to label issues at the time, UNITS unreleased sophomore LP Animals They Dream About finally sees the light of day for all to hear, taking the bands synthpunk sound in a slightly more synthpop/new wave direction. At this point a four piece, UNITS still employed the live components and arch observation that were a key to their contemporary punk tinged electro sound, whilst embracing a greater sense of mood and melody. As the Eighties progressed some of the synth textures present here would become commonplace, but the UNITS were doing it back in 81 for the recording of this lost synth gem, making their 2nd LP something of a testament to what could have been had it not been for the cruel mistress that is the ‘music biz’.

OUT NOW for a Worldwide release FUTURISMO present this rare unreleased LP on 180g limited edition coloured vinyl – in your choice of ‘Wild DNA’ or ‘Concrete Zoo’, as well as a Digipak CD version. Salvaged and Remastered, this release also contains new artwork, unseen images, a huge poster, liner notes and hidden musical extras…this is your chance to grab a piece of electronic history that was almost lost forever.

Available to BUY NOW at the FUTURISMO ONLINE STORE.

UNITS > ‘Bones’ from Animal They Dream About