Mondo’s ‘First Man’ Vinyl Features Gorgeous Artwork For Justin Hurwitz’s Score

/Film | 10/16/2018 | Ben Pearson
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Mondo has done it again with their First Man vinyl. The company enlisted artist Marc Aspinall to create a beautiful piece of art that captures the essence of Damien Chazelle‘s new Neil Armstrong biopic, and the moon-themed design of the record itself and the eerie interior photo makes this presentation arguably even better than composer Justin Hurwitz‘s score. Take a closer look below.

Damien Chazelle’s new movie didn’t exactly light the box office on fire this past weekend, but things like box office returns and awards consideration melt away in the face of this beautifully-crafted vinyl cover by Marc Aspinall. Ryan Gosling‘s look of determination inside that helmet and the way the color palette transitions from orange fire to the dark depths of space from bottom to top is evocative and tactile.

Excerpt - Mondo - Press - Release

Here’s an excerpt from Mondo’s press release:

The film’s harmonious score features orchestra mixed with vintage electronics, including the Theremin. Regarding that choice of instrumentation, Hurwitz said, “As soon as I found the main theme at the piano, Damien suggested using a Theremin to express that melody throughout the movie. I got one and started learning to play it and loved how emotional and expressive the instrument could be. With its wailing quality, we were able to capture the type of cosmic pain that...
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