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."