Yesterday at New York Comic Con 2016 Mondo unveiled their newest vinyl release, and it’s the soundtrack for Marvel’s Luke Cage television series with collectible artwork of the bulletproof hero by Matthew Woodson! Composers Adrian Younge (Something About April) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) have combined forces to produce one of the best scores of 2016 featuring an inspired, genre-bending blend of orchestral score and 90s hip-hop beats, filtered through the sonic lens of the works of Ennio Morricone.
It's no surprise that the score hovers in the same terrain of the Spaghetti Western soundtracks of Morricone - the narrative of Luke Cage plays out like a modern Western, only set in Harlem. Younge and Muhammad have meticulously crafted one of the most unique sonic landscapes in the history of television. "We sought to create a score that reflects the world of Luke Cage. We see this world as a place where classic cinema meets classic Hip Hop," said composers Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
Marvel's Luke Cage Original Soundtrack 2xLP Vinyl Records features an original score by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and cover artwork by Matthew Woodson. It is pressed on 180 gram “Power Man Yellow” colored vinyl. It goes on sale today, Friday (October 7th) at 12pm CST at the Mondo online store for $35.