Friday, January 20, 2017

Horror soundtrack DJ flyers

Here are a few recent flyers from some horror soundtrack sets.
I'm excited to join forces with DJ No Request tonight. I've admired his design and taste in music for a while. If you haven't crossed paths with his blog yet check it out! Nature Film

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

20 Winter chillers from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Cabin fever setting in? From the essential to the obscure, here are some snowy suggetions to warm up any horror movie fan's icy heart:

1. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
2. Horror Express (1972)
3. Silent Night Bloody Night (1972)
4. Tales From The Crypt (1972)
5. A Cold Night's Death (1973)
6. Black Christmas (1974)

7. Devil Times Five (1974)
8. The Winter Kill (1974)
9. Werewolf Vs. The Yeti (1975)
10. Snow Beast (1977)

11. The Brood (1979)
12. Casting The Runes (1979)
13 The Shining (1980)
14. Ghost Story (1981)

15. Ghostkeeper (1981)

16. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
17. The Thing (1982)
18. Curtains (1983)
19. The Dead Zone (1983)

20. Dead of Winter (1987)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Library Music Selections Vol.4 Synthesizers, Keyboards + Electronics

As the title suggests, this volume of library music focuses on analog synthesizers, keyboards, organs, and other electronic curiosities. Some tracks were exclusively created with a synthesizer whiles others used it simply as a texture. I know it's only the tip of the iceberg, but it's a fun expedition into another genre of library music.

link LM Vol.4

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Stereoblade (Written In Blood Vol.9)

Volume 9! It didn't take a lot of encouragement to venture deeper within the vaults of horror to dig out some more romantically macabre instrumentals. Stereoblade covers a wide swath of music in both style and era, but each song has a place in the annals of horror soundtracks. Hope you enjoy the final volume of Written In Blood as much as I did putting it together.

note: For the first time I've come across a theme I can't find a credited artist for! The Babysitter is from a made-for-tv-movie of the same name. There was a whole bunch of library source music used for this, those artists are easy to find, but the main title presents a fun internet challenge.

Stereoblade download:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Library Music Selections Vol. 3 Baroque to Folk

Here's another update to a comp I've been working on forever. Now with more harpsichord! This focuses on library music with a baroque or classical feel and some folk elements mixed in. Perfect background music for any season. Get your horse and buggy ready for a smooth ride through the countryside!

new link 11/22/16  LM-Vol 3

Monday, August 29, 2016

Library Music Selections Vol.2 Deep Cuts and Dark Beats

Deep Cuts and Dark Beats focuses on the darker side library music and the variety of styles that fall under that umbrella. I kind of think of it as a soundtrack to a horror film that was never made, or the library companion piece to the Written In Blood series. It's more atmospheric than melodic, but there are some great beat driven tracks and eerie pieces that should please any horror music aficionado.

Here's a link to the updated mix!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Library Music Selections Vol.1 Jazz and Funk

Over the last few years my love for obsure soundtracks from the '70s shifted to library music. This music was produced for film, TV, and radio, but rarely released to the public. I've been compiling a large collection of library music and will start posting compilations in a thematic series. Here's volume 1. Some of these songs will be familiar to fans of the genre, but for those of you who haven't heard this music before, you're in for a real treat. (8/27/2012)

Update: I've been going through all my old comps and giving them a dusting off. They now have better sound quality, tighter segues, and some new art. This is my first of the library mixes, so thanks for being patient while I get to the others.

new link to vol.1 NEW LINK!