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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. 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
  2. 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)

  3. 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.
  4. Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!

    I didn’t listen to anything too particular. I have some music files that aren’t parts of albums with various “whatever” songs that I wanted to hear, and so I listened to those. Among them:

    David Arkenstone’s “The Palantir” from the album “Music Inspired by Middle Earth”
    The Buoy’s “Timothy”
    John Cale’s “Heartbreak Hotel”
    Jonathan Coulton’s “Re: Your Brains”
    Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand”
    Sabres of Paradise “”Haunted ...
  5. 1 Day Till Halloween!

    1 Day Till Halloween!

    I can already feel the post-Halloween blues comin’ on. I listened to about all the spooky stuff that I could, but I’m not sure I caught enough old (or new) scary movies. Maybe I can catch a couple more of those this weekend. I caught 1960’s “House of Usher” on TCM, watched a Hammer or two, and the “Evil Dead” remake was pretty intense. Also watched some non-traditional Universal horror … “Mad Made Monster”, “Cult of the Cobra”, “Tarantula”, ...
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