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Sounds of Darkness

I love spooky music of all kinds ... novelty, sound effects, ambient, ghost stories, rock, and whatever mixes I can find. Here, I review them and post links to whoever is out there sharing them.

  1. Kandy Coated Kackles

    You've probably already seen the 31 Days of Hallowen tumblr site that is delivering a short mix of Halloween musical goodness every day ...

    ... But then there's this OTHER one called Kandy Coated Kackles that is ALSO firing off a mix every day, and they look good. Gorgeous cover art, too.

    So get it while it's HOT HOT HOT!

    EDIT: So it looks like the guys links are broken. These were all from 2012, and all the links are gone. All of them. The lesson ... ...

    Updated 10-16-2014 at 06:32 PM by Dinosaur1972 (nevermind...)

  2. Old, but awesome, mixes!

    Aquarium Drunkard has some really good Halloween mixtapes here ...


    I noticed that Volume 9 is NOT available to download (dangit), but Volumes 5 through 8 are. And they have lots of old 50's / 60's songs that I hadn't heard before. If you are into that sort of thing, check it out.

    Also, this blog looks like they'll have a new mix EVERY DAY this month ... ...
    Tags: mixtapes
  3. WFMU Music Mix

    Here's another great mix from way back. The sources are diverse, they are all mixed up, all kinds of things going on all at the same time I love it. WFMU - The Horror. Never has a weirdly sped-up punk version of an Elvis song sounded so creepy.
    Tags: the horror, wfmu
  4. Best comps ever

    If you ask Wil Wheaton, two of the three greatest Halloween compilations available are from Jason at Scar Stuff. I agree. Spook Party and Ghoul-arama are the best comps out there. THE BEST. The mixing is brilliant and witty, and the whole thing is wonderfully old-school (even though they aren't ALL old songs).

    Seriously. Best. Ever. And still downloadable.

    Wil references a third one available here. I reckon I'll listen to it at work tomorrow. The track listing looks promising ...

    Updated 09-05-2014 at 09:54 AM by Dinosaur1972 (more info)

  5. 50's 60's Halloween Rock

    Here are some links to a blog that has some terrific 50's / 60's garage rock horror compilations for your listening pleasure.

    Horror Hop was one of the first great Halloween comps. Great stuff.

    Monster Bop came later, but appears to have been released by the same folks.

    These Ghoulish Things is more of the same, but has some bonus tracks ... terrific radio spots from the great Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, and amazing cover art by Mitch O'Connell.
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