“Do you know my friend Rian Johnson?” asks Eric San, probably better known to you and me as Canadian turntable maestro Kid Koala. Sure, the filmmaker who directed Brick – that head scratching, cult 2006 crime thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, thinks Brainer. “He said he started crying in a room!” laughs the DJ raucously, describing the director’s reaction to the ending of Space Cadet, Koala’s new graphic novel.
The mighty RJD2 is back with the follow up to his ‘Colossus’ LP, but this time he’s not RJD2. He’s The Insane Warrior. Eschewing his regular approach to making music and the semantics of producing another ‘RJD2 record’, ‘We Are The Doorways’ is an exploration by the producer into cult science fiction and horror movies of the ’70s and ’80s. In particular, their one-of-a-kind soundtracks. Carpenter and Argento influences galore.