Gremlins

There are three basic rules to Mogwai care and maintenance: Don’t expose them to bright light, don’t get them wet, and engage in as many pointless arguments as possible about what the phrase “feeding after midnight” actually means. The soundtrack purveyors at Mondo have violated at least two of those rules with their new vinyl reissue of Jerry Goldsmith’s classic Gremlins soundtrack, though, outfitting the record with UV and water-reactive packaging that reveals secret messages when exposed to the elements.

Per Pitchfork, the album’s front cover reacts to bright UV light, surrounding the maniacal Stripe with images of flames and a murderous sun. The disc sleeves, meanwhile, are water-reactant, revealing the multiplicative consequences of Mogwai moistness. There’s no word on what happens if you try to shove a chicken leg through the vinyl’s center hole after midnight—a greasy turntable, is our guess—but the album’s packaging is a pretty great nod to the joys of Gremlins’ endlessly debatable rules.

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