Planet Wax (2020)
written with Aaron Lupton
Planet Wax covers the best, as well as the most unique and underrated scores the sci-fi and fantasy genres have to offer, while showcasing their original vinyl LP artwork over 270 pages. Featuring over twenty interviews, including composers Stu Phillips, Laurence Rosenthal, and directors Richard Donner and Nicholas Meyer, Planet Wax chronicles an era in film and music when the sounds were given as much prominence as the interstellar imagery.
“An eye-catching, enjoyable, and informative celebration of iconic SF and fantasy movie scores.” – Kirkus Reviews
"Some readers may recall how high Decibel was on Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas’ jaw-droppingly gorgeous, revelatory metal-heavy tome on soundtracks from the dark side of cinema, Blood on Black Wax. Well, the dynamic duo have now followed up that triumph with the equally brilliantine Planet Wax: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl from the insanely amazing 1984 Publishing." – Decibel
"Finding solace in sound and celluloid is significantly important these days, and Planet Wax is a portal that will transport audiences to a better time, place, and feeling, all within its crisp, brightly colored pages. An epic trip down memory lane." - Slash Film
CS Score Reviews Planet Wax and Interviews Author Jeff Szpirglas