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Milan Records: "ARCHENEMY" music by UMBERTO

Milan Records today releases ARCHENEMY (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by UMBERTO.  Available everywhere now, the album includes music written by UMBERTO for the superhero mystery-thriller starring Joe Manganiello.  The album is the latest addition to the award-winning catalogue of scores from SpectreVision films, joining critically-acclaimed scores like Colin Stetson’s Color Out Of Space and Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Mandy.  In addition to the digital release, the album will also be available in vinyl format from Waxwork Records.  Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer and produced by Elijah Wood, Archenemy is available digitally and on VOD now and will be released on DVD/Blu-ray February 12 from RLJE Films.

Of the soundtrack, composer UMBERTO says, "I had been a big fan of the films from SpectreVision and Adam so it was very exciting to have the chance to score this latest one. Working with them was enjoyable because they cared very deeply about the music and had a lot of really great ideas. I felt like I had lots of creative freedom too so it was a very pleasant experience and I’m very happy with the way it all turned out. Part of the film takes place on Earth and the other part takes place in another dimension on a planet called Chromium.  For that world, I used a lot of metallic electronic sounds as well as multiple layers of arrhythmic banging on metal objects with loads of effects. I used atonal and microtonal harmonies to give it a more alien sound. Adam wanted a krautrock influence on the overall vibe of the film. I incorporated elements of that throughout the film in both dimensions."

“We’ve been looking for a project with Umberto for a while and Archenemy was the perfect fit for his dynamic, otherworldly sound,” adds Archenemy producer ELIJAH WOOD, continuing, “He pushed himself and his sound with this score, and we’re in love with the result.”

Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to Earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster. Together, they take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate and its vicious crime boss known as The Manager.

Umberto is the moniker of composer Matt Hill.  Based in Los Angeles, he began his music career in Kansas City, MO, around 2006, recording minimal/drone music with acoustic guitar and theremin as well as playing bass guitar and synth in the psych-drone band Expo ‘70. In 2008, he started a project under the name Umberto as a homage to ‘70s/’80s horror films. Since then, he has released several albums and performed throughout the US and Europe. His shows have included bills with the same film composers he was influenced by such as Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, and Alan Howarth. He’s also performed live re-scores to some of his favorite movies at several film festivals. Currently, Matt still releases music under Umberto as well as composing for films, advertisements, and production music for television.


SpectreVision was founded in 2010 as a home for creator-driven projects that test the boundaries of the genre space. Films such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Cooties, Mandy and Color Out of Space have earned them spots at the most prestigious festivals in the world, as well as numerous awards and nominations. SpectreVision recently signed a two-year, exclusive first look deal with Legendary Television Studios. In the interactive space, they partnered with Ubisoft for the VR game Transference, which garnered 14 awards and nominations, including DICE, Raindance and IGN. In 2017, under their newfound Company X banner, they premiered the film Bitch at Sundance, followed the next year with Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss at the Tribeca Film Festival. They recently launched their marketing arm, Company X Marketing.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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