One of the many aspects about horror that I fall in love with over and over again is just how beautiful it can often be. Meticulous attention is paid to the lighting, the gore, the music… The full mise-en-scène, if you will. Films like Suspiria, Pan’s Labyrinth, Se7en, Oldboy, The Shining, and many more rank amongst movies that always capture my attention not only for the horror but also because they’re just so beautiful to look at, even with all the death and violence.
It’s with that attitude in mind that I wanted to bring a list of songs that I feel had the same kind of impact, that same eeriness yet beauty. So, join me below to hear 6 Eerily Beautiful Songs! READ MORE
Sometimes there’s nothing I enjoy more than a rainy, stormy evening and a good album to pop on and lose myself in. It’s calming, it’s soothing, and it’s the best way I’ve found to completely and utterly decompress. Admittedly it’s not that often that I have a rainy day, so I take advantage of them whenever they arise. And since we’re soon going to be heading into Fall and rainy days are on the horizon, I decided that I would compile some of my favorite albums for just such an occasion. Below is a list of my 10 Albums That Are Perfect For A Rainy Day! READ MORE
Adrian Utley, the guitarist for UK trip hop group Portishead, has released a video of performance footage from his upcoming album Guitar Orchestra In C. The album uses an orchestra of guitarists to reinterpret Terry Riley’s In C. According to the Portishead Facebook, “…consists of 24 musicians from Bristol: 19 guitarists including John Parish (PJ Harvey), Thought Forms, and Jim Barr (Portishead live band); 4 organs and a bass clarinet.“.
Utley states, “I’ve been exploring the sonic possibilities of massed guitars for a while now in various contexts from pure noise to the sacred choral music of Arvo Part. So it was interesting to see what would happen if we had 20 electric guitars plus organs playing ‘In C’. It is an amazing piece of writing and original thought. A new free idea of organised group playing. The beginnings of what we know as minimalism.”
Head on below to watch the footage. READ MORE
Revered trip-hop band Portishead will be one of the headlining acts at the inaugural edition of the Best Kept Secret, which will be held in Hilvarenbeek in the Netherlands. Other acts at this festival include Sigur Ros, Arctic Monkeys, No Age, and more. The festival will be held June 21st-23rd and will feature more than 50 artists across three stages. More information and ticket ordering info can be found here. A trailer for the festival can be seen below. READ MORE
Sometimes I get really bored. I’m only human, and like the rest of you, there are times when I need a little entertainment. During one of my recent fits of boredom where I was lying naked on the floor of my room in a sticky puddle of dried up Mountain Dew while staring up at the ceiling wondering what wordsmith came up with the word ‘orange,’ I decided to come up with a little game — something to fill my time so I didn’t have to finally concede to what the voices in my head were telling me to do. For the unaware, at Bloody Disgusting lies a mythical creature known as a Jonathan Barkan. He runs the music section on BD with a tyrannical fist and a sweet moustache. If I were reviewing Jon, his Baby Factor would go something like ”If Albert Wesker and a Big Daddy got together to make sweet, sweet love inside a record store, Jonny B would be their musically inclined offspring.”
All that is a long-winded way of saying he knows his music, and he also happens to share my love of video games. So let’s get back to the game I was teasing earlier. I gave Jon ten video game franchises and asked him who he thought would be best suited to score the soundtracks for that series. For example, if Akira Yamaoka had never joined Konami to craft the incredible scores the Silent Hill series is known for, who could’ve taken his place? Find out whom he chose for Silent Hill, as well as nine others, after the jump. READ MORE
Well, it’s that time of the year again, the time for love, passion, flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, romance and cupids. Oh, and also a lot of pregnancies. True story: more people are born 8-9 months after Valentine’s Day than any other time of the year. That’s a lot of fornication going on! So, in an effort to aid all you horny little buggers out there, I’ve put together a list of my ten songs to get your loins aquiver!
2010 was the first full year of Bloody-Disgusting Music and it’s been one hell of a ride. We’ve worked hard to bring you readers contests, exclusives, reviews, originals and more, all because of our love of music and horror. For me personally, I’ve gotten to hang out with some of the coolest musicians, listen to great albums and write about what I love. Because of all of this, here is a random list of personal favorites from this year in Bloody Disgusting Music.
So, it’s the end of another month and I bring you yet another Retro Review. Now, in the comments of the last review, I got two requests, both for metal albums (don’t worry guys, I’ve got them saved and will come to them later). However, to try and introduce some diversity into the music section, I wanted to do a review for something that might not be exactly expected. So, with this review, I’m doing something completely out of the style of music that I usually review in the Bloody-Disgusting music section: Portishead’s debut album, ‘Dummy’.
Don’t forget to leave a comment with what you would like next months Retro Review to be! In the meantime, check after the jump to hear my thoughts on ‘Dummy’.