When it comes to original soundtrack composer-legends, we often overlook one of the greatest. Take Vince DiCola for example, he's left a legacy of truly inspirational synthesiser music scattered over a non-linear timeline. Although it bares a fractal resemblance to the sound of the 1980s, his work sounds timeless, making him a true 21st century renaissance man.

Now the legendary figure is reissuing a remastered version of the Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack. No, not the recently washed-up billion dollar Hollywood production but the true original rockin' feature length cartoon movie, released in 1986. An epic work of adventure to say the least. Although his original scores for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky IV is arguably the work he's most well known for, the Transformers soundtrack is a sublime tour-de-force and can been seen at his most career defining work. Needless to say his fans are creaming their pants (your author included) that this work is finally available, complete with bonus tracks and a recomposed medley.

DiCola was one of the first to maximise the capability of the Fairlight CMI, the first Computer Musical Instrument based on digital sampling. An honour and privilege, usually used by multi-instrumentalists, because only the greatest of the great got to work with the revolutionary Fairlight CMI machine. (We suspect hipster-house producer deadmau5 has one in his living room asa piece of furniture). Nonetheless, we're talking about unpretentious talent here and his actual usage of the Fairlight CMI cements his name among the greats such as Keith Emerson, Jan Hammer, Mick Fleetwood to name but a few.

Coming back to Keith Emerson. If you listen and understand DiCola's music you can tell he's truly inspired by Emerson. When he's asked who his influences are, DiCola will mainly name The Beatles and Keith Emerson. His crazy time signatures and complex melodies not only pay tribute to one of his biggest musical heroes but are strong enough to stand out on his own. Try it at home, it's not an easy thing to do at all, yet it all feels natural to DiCola. Combine the authentic Emerson sound with even more science fiction and adventure, a healthy dose of orchestral stabs and ass kicking hard rock and you've got the true Vince DiCola sound. You, dear reader, don't want to miss out on this adventurous reissue of Transformers: The Movie (1986)