Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Piano String Strangler (Written In Blood Vol. 8) - Expanded Edition





I dug deeper into the vaults of horror to find some rare gems and newly remixed tracks for an expanded edition of Written In Blood Vol. 8. The soundtrack odyssey continues with The Piano String Strangler, focusing more on the '80s synthesizer scores while still including some haunting melodies from the '60s and '70s.




18 comments:

  1. Muchas gracias por la serie "Written In Blood", te quiero!

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  2. Christmas came early! :)
    Thanks for another top mix. I've been listening to them nonstop at work for the last two months and really help
    Amazing art too!!

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  3. Glad you like the mixes, Rabo!
    Thanks for letting me know.

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  4. Thank you ever so much! WiB series is exceptional, labour of love, or whatever is the right word. Been following since the first volumes were out, were the soundtracks for the long autumn walks with the pram my toddler son was in (was 5 years ago, some little vampire he is by now ;)) Greetz from Russia from a rather old fan and (I guess) a little one, once he's fedup with the Star Wars Imperial march which is on repeat on his own little player ;))

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    1. Glad you enjoy the mixes. That's great that you're starting your little one on "quality" music at a young age. Some of these tracks make for some sweet morbid lullabies!

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  5. This series is getting a lot of love on Cinemageddon right now, many thanks for curating such an amazing series. Can you repost volume 8, please? The link has expired.

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    1. Cool! I'll try and get a new link up for Vol.8 in the next day or so. Glad you're enjoying them!

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  6. Hi again, can you share a new link to volume 8 please?

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    1. Sorry, Seamaster, I've been pretty busy and want to adjust a couple of small things on this mix. I'll have the new link up this week!

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    2. Okay, man. Finally spent some hours on this last night. Get it while it lasts!
      By the way, what's Cinemageddon?

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    3. "Cinemageddon is a movie tracker with a very selective taste for movies. They specialize in movies (OSTs aka original soundtracks included) that are under-appreciated (for reasons ironic or otherwise) in the world of cinema (rare, obscure, trashy, ...)."
      You can blame me for the recent attention on there.

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  7. Thanks, Nate, much appreciated. This is great work. Many thanks.

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  8. Seems that you really like "Dies Irae".. :)
    Thanks Nate. Can't wait for Vol.9!!

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    1. Ha, yes. I always thought it would be interesting to do a comp of all the versions of Dies Irae. You can't be a fan of '60s and '70s horror soundtracks without coming across that song. It was used in so many of those movies I lost count. I still think the few scores Ennio did with it were the best, especially Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore.

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  9. Yes. lots of "Dies Irae" in "il sorriso" soundtrack (and a couple of Beethoven's Ninth.) my favourite Morricone version is "Dies Irae Psychodelica" from "Escalation" soundtrack. BTW, check this: ostisland.blogspot.com . i think you'll like it.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up (pun intended). "Recommended Decapitation" has a good roster of OSTs on there!
      And yes, Escalation is awesome!

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