Thursday, 22 September 2011

Ghost Story (1974) - Custom Soundtrack

Stephen Weeks' masterpiece of British supernatural cinema GHOST STORY disturbs you from every angle imaginable. A constant assault of dreamlike cinematography, a classic haunted house story, sublime casting, and stunning locations make this an unmissable gem. Marrying all these elements is a twisted, eerie musical score from sonic wizard Ron Geesin (famous for his large body of experimental solo work, and an acclaimed collaboration with Pink Floyd on their 1970 album Atom Heart Mother).
For reasons unknown to me, his excellent soundtrack for Ghost Story was never released, so I've attempted to mix together all his music from the film. Once again, some dialogue has inevitably found it's way onto the recording, and as usual, I feel these vocal spectres add to the mood.
So turn out the light, lock the doors, and stoke the fire;
this one will haunt the hell out of you !

320kbps. 31.06 minutes. Download here.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Coming soon.. .

Prepare your ears for a most unpleasant haunting !

Monday, 27 June 2011

Alice in Wonderland (1966) : Custom Soundtrack

I could begin by bemoaning the lack of an official soundtrack to Jonathan Miller's masterful adaptation of this well-known story; but that's already been said many times. Fortunately, devotees of this unique film have already provided us with some excellent bootleg versions, and anyone wishing to obtain the pieces of music separated into individual tracks should go here or here to download them.
I've decided to create my own version of the soundtrack, adding extra material to extend the running time, and editing the results together into one continuous track.
The ideal accompaniment to a humid evening.

320kbps - 22:34 minutes. DOWNLOAD.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Coming soon...

A new Custom Soundtrack to shrink your mind !

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Last House on Dead End Street - Custom Soundtrack

Here's my custom soundtrack for the legendary 1972 film
Finally released in 1977, this catalogue of unpleasantness spent many years 'lost', and I still recall the thrill when I got my hands on a 10th generation copy back in the VHS trading days (RIP). The film has since been released on a couple of DVD labels, each boasting a superb variety of extras and information. Director Roger Watkins only made himself known 11 years ago, ending nearly 30 years of speculation about who actually directed the film.
I could carry on with this subject, but anyone who wants to know more about the film should read this comprehensive series of articles from the excellent HEADPRESS magazine.
As for the soundtrack; fans of the KPM series of library records, may recognize a few pieces of music from 'KPM 1103 - Eric Peters - Electromusic (1972)'. The tracks "Occult" and "Pulse of Terror" were both used to great effect, and are included on my soundtrack sourced straight from the film - complete with a variety of harrowing background noises/ screams/ murders etc..

I must advise those of a nervous disposition to either stay away from this completely, or to listen to it with the lights on and the door locked.
You have been warned...

320kbps. 27:33 minutes. Download from here.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Weird Tales For Winter

I was asked to create an eerie audio invocation to compliment
the excellent choice of stories for the second season of Weird Tales For Winter . You will find this (and all other transmissions) here,
and as a full download (with artwork) here.

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Friday, 14 January 2011

The Innocents [1961] : Custom Soundtrack.

If you've seen this classic, then you'll know that it's crammed full of eerie noises and disturbing atmosphere. I've taken the entire audio track from the movie, and isolated all the creepy sound effects and musical oddities; editing them together into one continuous piece of music. Some moments provide subtle chills, while others will make you jump out of your armchair !

At the end, I've included "O Willow Waly", the song from the film, written by Georges Auric and Paul Dehn and sung on the soundtrack by Isla Cameron; this was originally released in the UK on a Decca single in March, 1962.
I played this last night by a roaring fire, and a major supernatural entity entered the cottage through the chimney.

Running Time 26:09 . 320 kbps. Download here
or here.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Pye Corner Audio : ‘Black Mill Tapes Vol. 1′

This magnificent album gets my vote as the best release of 2010.
When you walk down a country lane at dusk, and briefly catch sight of a figure in the murk, this is the music that the spectre is probably enjoying.

From the excellent Pye Corner Website:
As a keen collector of tobacco pipes, our head technician was at Coldred village winter auction. However, it was another lot that caught his attention, three boxes described in the auction catalogue as “archived magnetic recordings”.Being the winning, and only, bidder, he eagerly awaited delivery of the items.After opening the boxes he discovered a number of 1/4″ reel to reel tapes and compact cassettes, in various states of decay. Upon careful inspection, and after performing the necessary precautionary rites and measures, our head technician transferred the contents of the tapes.To this end he applied no noise reduction, enhancement or other processing, so as to preserve the spirit of the recordings.Oh, and the boxes had only three words marked on each: “Black Mill Sessions”..."

Buy / listen here.
The Head Technician assures me that: "
there is another volume in the works at the moment. I hope to release it around March...stay tuned."