Skip to product information
1 of 3

Jay Chattaway

Maniac (1980) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Maniac (1980) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Death Waltz Recording Co. | CAT #: DW056

  • Please read our policy carefully
  • Packaged with care in Whiplash, Bags Unlimited Mailer or Equivalent
  • Ships within 3-7 Business Days
Regular price $29.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $29.99 USD
Sale Sold Out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Format
Color

KEY FEATURES

  • 1xLP pressed on 180-Gram Clear Blue Vinyl
  • Housed inside a 425gsm sleeve
  • Art by Randy Ortiz

DETAILS

ARTIST: Jay Chattaway
LABEL: Death Waltz Recording Co.
CAT NO: DW056
RELEASE DATE:
EST. SHIP DATE:
GENRE / STYLE:

  • Soundtrack
  • Electronic
  • Dark Ambient
  • Modern Classical
  • Experimental

RELEASE DESCRIPTION

Death Waltz Recording Co. is proud to present a re-issue of Jay Chattaway's soundtrack to the 1980 classic Maniac.

An absolutely phenomenal, sleazy synth score from Jay Chattaway, perfectly capturing the unease and grime of Times Square in its pre-Disney clean-up era. Its minimal synth lines, full to the brim with dark brooding menace, exaggerated ring modulations, and discordant strings manage to echo the utter despair of Joe Spinell's character on screen.

This stands head and shoulders above similar 80's synth scores which too often riffed on John Carpenter's Halloween. Maniac sees Chattaway going wild, adding layers of noise & dialogue into the mix, giving the score an utterly claustrophobic feel that manages to be both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. This is a genuinely uncomfortable listen and it is easy to see why it has become such a classic amongst synth-heads and horror fans alike.

TRACKLIST

1. Maniac's Theme (Main Titles)
2. Apocalypse N.Y.
3. On The Beach / Hooker's Heartbeat
4. A Little Knife Music
5. Inner Voices
6. Maniac Strikes Again
7. Blast Him
8. Blast Her
9. Window Shopping
10. Subway Terror
11. Goodbye Rita
12. Cemetery Chase
13. Cry For Mother
14. Mannequin's Revenge
15. Maniac's Theme (End Titles)

LISTEN

CREDITS

ABOUT THE ARTIST

View full details

Quick Order Form

Your cart
Variant Variant total Quantity Price Variant total
DW056 - Jay Chattaway - Maniac (1980) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
LP / Clear BlueDW56-CLBL
LP / Clear BlueDW56-CLBL
$29.99/ea
$0.00
$29.99/ea $0.00