original idea for Sound Punch records was simple: film director
Philip Brophy wanted to release a back-log of recorded material
he had been producing for films, videos and installlations since the
early 90s. It was not until he conducted experiments
in Dolby Surround and Dolby Digital (for his own gore feature Body
Melt, Marie Craven's award-winning short Maidenhead
and Vincent Giarrusso's Mallboy)
that he considered the potential for releasing his work in Dolby
Surround on CD. This interest in multi-channel sound mixing pushed
Philip to formally start the Sound Punch label at the end
of 1999. Sound Punch has since functioned as Philip's avenue of
documenting, archiving and releasing his own film scores, live 're-scored'
presentations, plus various solo and collaborative musical projects.
The first 8 CDs released on Sound Punch were made under exclusive
license through Rubber Records, special thanks to Dave Vodicka. That
back catalogue and all other CDs are now produced and handled directly
through Sound Punch and can be purchased (at specially
reduced prices) directly from this site via Pay Pal.
In addition to the Dolby Surround CDs available, Sound Punch is now releasing DVD-Rs in Dolby Digital 5.1. These DVD-Rs are audio only, and are playable in all regions. The DVD-Rs contains the original quadraphonic and/or 5.1 mixes of most of Philip's surround-sound projects.