Wendy Carlos’ “Tales of Heaven and Hell”

For more spooky music, may I suggest Wendy Carlos’ (of Tron and Switched on Bach fame) “Tales of Heaven & Hell.”

From the liner notes:
“It can be fun to be scared. That’s why so many wonderful ghost stories exist, novels with spooky undertones, paintings and cartoons that bring a slight shudder, creepy poems, and horror movies that give us nightmares. Interestingly enough, you won’t find very many examples of scary music. I can think of but a few (and they are only abstractly frightening): Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Berlioz’s Dream of a Witch’s Sabbath, or perhaps Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz. From such thoughts the impulse to produce this album was born-a wonderful way to get started on a new project. I’d also been listening to some of my earlier music, like the score to Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Been years since I heard it. Turned out to be better than I remembered. And it didn’t seem too farfetched that a sequel might fit right in with the other concepts that were gathering.” – Wendy Carlos

[via] Wendy Carlos’ Official Website Submitted by Will Blouin


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