Umberto: Prophecy of the Black Widow LP (Not Not Fun, 10/26/10)
Umberto: “Red Dawn”
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Hajduch: Horror-disco producer Umberto has become a quickly rising star since Chicago label Permanent Records gave his cassette/CD-R debut, From the Grave, a proper CD/LP release last year. Now he has returned with Prophecy of the Black Widow, an LP-only release courtesy of Not Not Fun. And though From the Grave cribbed liberally from 1970s horror-soundtrack juggernauts Goblin, the music this time around is much closer to everything great about John Carpenter‘s soundtracks, especially Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog.