Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Unholy Hymns (Written In Blood Vol.6)

Happy Halloween! Here's volume 6 in the Written In Blood series. Hope to get 7 up before too long. 

WIB  Vol.6  1/26/13

Movie list:
1. The Fog
2. The Bloodstained Shadow
3. Island Of The Fishmen
4. Night Stalker
5. Death Walks At Midnight
6. The Secret Of Dorian Gray
7. Case Of The Scorpion's Tail
8. My Dear Killer
9. Watch Me When I Kill
10. Werewolves On Wheels
11. The great Alligator
12. Bloody Payroll
13. Zombi Holocaust
14. Omega Man
15. Island Of The Fishmen
16. The Police Serve the Citizens?
17. The California Kid
18. Violent City
19. Zombi Holocaust
20. Inquiry
21. Violent Professionals
22. The Entity
23. Island Of The Fishmen
24. Silent hill
25. The House Of The Devil
26. The Beyond
27. The Case of the Bloody Iris

The Devil's Lullaby (Written In Blood Vol. 5)

Volume 5, like the others, is re-imported at 320kps. These are taking longer than I thought to put together again. I might not make the Halloween date for Vol. 7, but I will get it up after 6. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm noticing that some of the track names are different on the back of these album covers, sometimes I'd use the movie title to identify the track (there were quite a few "Main Theme", "End Credits" titles) , but the actual download now has the original titles. It took me 5 volumes in to use "Tubular Bell's", trying to stick to the "Original Soundtrack" template, since Tubular Bells wasn't recorded for The Exorcist. But I figured it's so iconic, and I love it, that an excerpt wouldn't hurt. Enjoy!

WIB Vol.5   New link 1/25/13

Movie list:
1. The Exorcist
2. Perfume Of The Lady In Black
3. Flesh For Frankenstein
4. Forza G
5. The Ninth Gate
6. The Amityville Horror
7. Perfume Of The Lady In Black
8. 'Salem's Lot (Dir. Tobe Hooper)
9. Virgin Among The Living Dead
10. Omega Man
11. Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders
12. Blood For Dracula
13. Daughters Of Darkness
14. The Ring
15. 28 Days Later
16. The Machinist
17. Forbidden Photos Of A Woman Above Suspicion
18. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
19. The Tenant
20. Clockwork Orange
21. Let The Right One In
22. Donnie Darko
23. The Others
24. The Changeling
25. Cat O' Nine Tails
26. Blood For Dracula

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Minor Key (Written In Blood Vol.4)

Here's Vol.4. It has one of my favorite songs (and poster used for the cover) from The Haunting Of Julia. I remember getting into a bidding war for that score on ebay years ago. It was also one of those soundtracks that is quite a bit different than the music recorded for the film.

Closing in on Halloween, hope you have your costumes picked out!

WIB Vol.4  1/25/13

Movie list:
1. The Haunting Of Julia (Full Circle)
2. Carrie
3. The Dead Zone
4. Dracula (Dir. John Badham)
5. The Shining
6. The Amityville Horror
7. Dracula (Dir. Dan Curtis)
8. Halloween
9. The Ring
10. The Shining
11. The Thing
12. Donnie Darko
13. Dirty Harry
14. Suspiria
15. Who Saw Her Die?
16. Let The Right One In
17. Donnie Darko
18. Ghost Story
19. Mama Dracula
20. Spasmo
21. The Pyx (The Hooker Cult Murders)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Dead Lover's Benevolent Return

By now you know I'm a big soundtrack fan. I've done a few myself, here's a song from The Dead Lover's Benevolent Return which I recorded about 10 years ago. I used film from some home-horror-movies we shot here in Portland at the Lone Fir Cemetery to make a video for it. Stay tuned for more volumes in the Written In Blood series!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Murderous Melodies (Written In Blood vol.3)

As promised, here's another volume in the Written In Blood series for the countdown to Halloween. More romantically macabre soundtrack music that's either out-of-print, unreleased, rare, or just plain classic. 

WIB Vol. 3  new link 1/25/13

Movie List*
1. Horror Express
2. Count Dracula
3. The Car
4. The Rose Of Iron
5. La Polizia Sta A Guardare (aka The Great Kidnapping)
6. Nosferatu The Vampyre
7. Beyond Fear
8. Killer Nun
9. Profondo Rosso (aka Deep Red)
10. Fearless Vampier Killers
11. But Is He A Vampire?
12. The Omen
13. Naked Fists
14. Who Saw Her Die?
15. Klute
16. So Sweet... So Perverse
17. Fantastic Planet
18. Citta Violenta (aka Violent City)
19. Flesh For Frankenstein
20. Kaiserstrasse
21. The Changeling
22. What Have You Done To Solange?

*see previous post note

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The A Capella Scream (Written In Blood Vol.2)

The A Cappella Scream is the second volume in the Written In Blood series. Again, I re-imported all the music at 320kps. There are a few songs that are either under the orginal titles (which may differ from the track listing on the back cover) or slightly different version with better sound quality. When I first put these comps together some of the soundtracks weren't released so I took the tracks from VHS or DVD. Since then there have been quite a few scores that have finally come to see the light of day, albiet in limited editions (i.e. Virgin Among The Living Dead). Hope you enjoy this 2nd volume.

WIB Vol.2 new link 1/25/13

Movie list*
1. Wait Until Dark
2. He and She
3. Vampyros Lesbos
4. Veruschka
5. Rosemary's Baby
6. The Night Strangler
7. Virgin Among The Living Dead
8. Twisted Nerve
9. Dernier Domicile Connu
10. The Dunwich Horror
11. Vampyros Lesbos
12. Bloodstained Butterfly
13. Dirty Harry
14. Rose Of Iron
15. Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders
16. Fantastic Planet
17. The Red Queen Kills 7 Times
18. The Wicker Man
19. Suspiria
20. Who Saw Her Die?
21. The Tenant
22. Fearless Vampire Killers
23. Daughters Of Darkness
24. Klute
25. Devil's Nightmare
26. Exorcist 2 The Heretic
*(note: There are a few non horror/thiller films that start showing up on this volume. My excuse for including them is that the scores themselves have a romantically macabre quality to them.)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Written In Blood Vol.1 Redux

Well, it's finally here, October! A couple of years ago my buddy Nick at Ghostcapital posted my Written In Blood series. Since then I've been working on yet another volume, tracked down better quality recordings, and re-imported all the music at 320kps. Here's the original blurb from the debut post that sums it up pretty well.

Covering 5 decades of haunting soundtrack music with over 100 songs! 10 years in the making, this 5 disc set includes never before released music and classic themes ranging from Ennio Morricone to Johan Soderqvist.

This from Nick
Written In Blood was designed and compiled by good friend, musician and soundtrack fanatic, Nate Ashley. Nate's been working on completing this 5-disc magnum-opus anthology of rare and essential horror movie music for many, many years. It's drawn from vinyl, cd, VHS, DVD -and in recent years- rare mp3 soundtrack sources. His knowledge of the genre and commitment to perfection has yielded what I consider to be an instant-classic bootleg compilation, featuring eerie custom graphics all lovingly designed by Mr. Ashley himself. 

I appreciated the positive responses to the original posts. Before the whole blogosphere thing I was never really able to share these comps and didn't realize how many other people enjoyed this type of music. I'll be posting all 6 volumes this month with a new 7th on Halloween to bring things up to speed.

WIB Vol.1 new link 1/25/13

People have been asking me for a list of the movies used in these comps for a while, so I figured since I was re-importing every track, now would be a good time to post them. Here's Vol.1 with the titles of the movies in order of the track listing.

1. The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
2. Seven Shawls Of Yellow Silk
3. The Vienna Strangler
4. Seven Murders For Scotland Yard
5. The Fearless Vampire Killers
6. Fantastic Planet
7. The Fearless Vampire Killers
8. The Changeling
9. Deep Red
10. Rose of Iron
11. Exorcist 2 The Heretic
12. The Smile Of The Great Temptress
13. The Exorcist
14. Daughters Of Darkness
15. Vampyros Lesbos
16. Fantastic PLanet
17. The Chosen
18. The Shiver Of The Vampires
19. Escalation
20. Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders
21. The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
22. The Smile Of The Great Temptress
23. An Open Coffin... An Empty Tomb
24. Rosemary's Baby