The Smile Soundtrack Gets Vinyl Release From Mondo

Oh, won’t you smile a moment for me, reader? We’re asking this for a very special reason, and it’s because the folks at Mondo are releasing the soundtrack to the recent horror hit “Smile” on vinyl. Cristobal Tapia de Veer’s odd score is currently available to stream, but why do it when you can have it on vinyl, complete with exclusive artwork?

Luckily, you don’t have to wait to pre-order de Veer’s score in a two-disc vinyl set. According to the images provided by Mondo, one of these discs will be silver and another will be pearly white. Both, however, will be covered in sleeves designed by Matt Ryan Tobin. One of these sleeves is a little dirtier, while another is adorned with hand-drawn menacing smiles, much like the ones Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) sees drawn by her patient Laura (Caitlin Stasey) .

Linking this version together is the actual cover of the set. A drawing that resembles those on a hospital pain scale chart is shown open, its mouth being that of a scary… well, you get the picture.

A suitable output for a suitable soundtrack

While /Film’s Chris Evangelista was a bit mixed on “Smile” in his review, it’s hard to argue that one of his highlights was that score. Like the best horror movie themes, its simplicity actually makes the scenes they accompany look scarier. Moreover, this art is truly stellar, continuing the trend of creative marketing for this movie.

“Smile” is out in theaters now, and Mondo’s score release is currently available for pre-order here. Check out the liner notes included in the release from film score writer Charlie Brigden below:

Smile is adorned with a unique and terrifying score by Chilean-Canadian composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer (“Utopia”, “The Girl With All The Gifts”), who brings his acclaimed mysterious and supernatural style to provide a fearsome musical score to the of Rose’s scary journey. The score is packed with dreamy synth tones and ethereal drones, lulling you into a false sense of security before unleashing a wall of piercing metallic tones stabbing your eardrums and psyche. Vibrant, rumbling colors like whale songs make you feel like you’ve been swept into a new plane of existence, and all you can do is ride the wave – and don’t forget to SMILE.