When It All Gets To Be Too Much

by Cory Kilduff

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Rune Ranch From first to last track amazing album. Very cinematic 80's synth! Sounds amazing on vinyl! Favorite track: Vacancy.
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Chute_Libre666 Amazing synths based nostalgia landscape
David Malcolm
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David Malcolm The 80s Jupiter 8 style arpeggios caress the Oberheim pads and the Moog like bass as Cory Kilduff invokes THOSE moments from teen movie great Molly Ringwald. I’m not picking a favourite track, it is February and I’m picking this as my album of 2019!
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palehorse666 straight out of the 80's, this beautiful sadsynth record is already one of my big favorites of the year. sounds like something you'd hear in classics like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, or Twin Peaks. Favorite track: Chestnut Hills.
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omegablivion I've been looking for a perfect sadsynth album for my collection and this drops and just nails it. Absolutely perfect emotional evocation, wonderful. Favorite track: Portacarrero.
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J. Hubner Cory Kilduff captures the emotional turmoil of youth, young love, and heartbreak beautifully on his Burning Witches debut. This is like a soundtrack to some alternate reality John Hughes film. Favorite track: Higher Education.
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Growing up in the 1980s Dallas suburbs, Cory Kilduff was all about pushing the boundaries. Specifically, the boundaries of which videos his parents would let him rent each weekend. Escaping into equal parts sci-fi (Tron, Alien), outcast teen classics (Gleaming the Cube, The Breakfast Club), and cult classics (Beat Street, Rad), his range was eclectic and loaded with soundtracks that transitioned him easily into an interest in music.

Now signed to Burning Witches Records, Cory has been creatively supported in composing and completing a new passion project paying homage to John Hughes’ flame-haired muse, Molly Ringwald. When It All Gets To Be Too Much is inspired by Ringwald’s roles in Hughes’ movies, specifically the moments when she can’t hold back the tears. With a few other references blended in for depth and breadth, the tears of Sam, Claire and Andie remain at the forefront for perfectly synthesized nostalgia, anchored in 1980s drama—think the train scene in Risky Business or the death in Less Than Zero—and tempered by the pure and true teen angst of Ringwald’s iconic characters.

When It All Gets To Be Too Much is available on vinyl from Burning Witches Records on limited edition colour vinyl, with insert print and download card. Only 500 worldwide.


released February 8, 2019

Written and recorded by Cory Kilduff
Mastering by BurningTapes


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