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    Posted: January 26 2005 at 04:44
I think i finally figured it out. I like music that is WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD.

I like progressive rock that is dissonant, creepy, haunted sounding, and above all, interchangeable.
I have found that my latest favorite sounds to hear for this "creepy" sounding prog go like this.

-Pulsar- "The strands of the future", 1976

-Pulsar- "Haloween", 1977

-Ave Rock- "Espacios", 1977

-Universe Zero- "Heresie", 1979

-Gong- "Gong live, etc", 1977

-ArachnoÏd- "ArachnoÏd", 1978

-FM- "Headroom, direct to disc", 1978

-Mona Lisa- "Avant qu'il ne soit trop tard", 1978


I cant think of any other creepy sounding albums at the moment? I just want weird ass sounding reverbs, weird chords, weird synths, weird effects, etc. I'm not just romantic over the sentiment- I definitely want compositional prowess. Any other bands fit in this "creepy trip" prog category? I don't really buy the whole "itiallian prog" or "krautrock" labels. I think they are bullsh*t. SO far I have devided my music down into feelings (creepy, romantic, pretty), and styles (jazzy, bluesy,classical, funky, rocking). My favorite combo is creepy prog with jazzy elements (like gong, or arachnoid). Please add to this incomplete list


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 05:03

Originally posted by 70sSoundquality 70sSoundquality wrote:

I don't really buy the whole "Italian prog"
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Watch some of those Italian horror/gory crime movies for which The Goblin specialised in usually very effective creepy sound track music - not so sure if the CDs of the soundtracks Goblin wrote/played, are as effective - i.e. the pictures help significantly. Morte Macabre, the hybrid formed from the Mellotron-playing parts of two Swedish bands ( Landberk and Anekdoten), effectively recorded a tribute to the likes of Goblin, with their album Symphonic Holocaust - that has some creepy/eerie moments.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 05:13
I was going to mention Univers Zero but you beat me to it...Damn I don't have any other ideas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 05:28
Not really prog, but Dead Can Dance have done a few creepy songs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 06:37

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, MAGMA

Creepy as HELL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 06:39
Henry Cow. Listen to "Runis" from Unrest to see what I mean.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 07:59

Hi Folks

Not so much creepy but anyone heard Steel Mill 'Green Eyed God' album Fantastic



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 08:20

COMUS - First Utterance

arghafdlajflglglblblbghghghgh...YIKES!!!

...it is real...it is Rael...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 08:36

KARDA ESTRA - Voivode Dracula

DEVIL DOLL - Dies Irae

Could be horror movie soundtracks.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 09:08
Yep, you cant beat the first Comus, but Wallace would say the main word here is "threatening",not creepy.Also
JAN DUKES DE GREY "Mice & Rats in the Loft" (moreso than the rather lame "Sorcerors" lp)

If you are dismissing the Italians, then you are dismissing the major purveyors of horror music:

VA -"...il tu vivrae nel terrore" Mellow's two cd set of various progbands covering oblin, etc

Libra "Shock" soundtrack

Antonious Rex -Zora

Doctor Doctor

Sorgini - you'll sh*t with tracks like "Surreal" and "Trance"

...others that Wallace forgot.

You find Averock and FM errie??? Wallace is not sure where the feck your coming from.


Here are some individual "errie" tracks:
CHAMPIGNONS -chateau haute (quebec 70s prog)
COLIN TOWNS -seance
MORT GARSON -all of the lp "Ataraxia -the Unexplained"
GOBLIN -of course "Suspira" (and the knife-slice-sound track they used in that scene where Jennifer Connoley falls into the tiny room full of razor wire -in the Argento movie about the death watch beetle.)

MALHOMBRA -witch (Wallace can think up dozens of tracks about witchesa alone!)
The VANGELIS & PAPPAS lp "Odes"
ZUPHALL - -Walpurgisnacht
BOUDJEWIJN DE GROOT - nach di onji (with the front cover reminiscent of the first Black Sabbath coverart)

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - Magdelena
PAUL ROLAND -everything he does has supernateral, serial Victorian killer, nefarious themes (unfortunately ,musicaly, its not errie - but the lyrics are great. ) -try "Nosferatu"

TANGERINE DREAM -listen to the beginning of side 2 of "Phaedra"
ENID - something wicked this way comes
ANGE -cimeterie des arlequins
ROBIN WILLIAMSON -Bloudewedd -owl music
ORCHESTRA OF THE EIGTH DAY -before I knocked (Polish duo using a bowed instrument that sounds like string on the rim of a wineglass)

RECREATION -Caligula
BRAM STOKER -Poltergist
CURVED AIR - Everdance, Phantasmagoria
WAKEMAN -the Fire
POPOL VUH - Nosferatu (side 2)
ELECTRIC FOOD -Nosferatu
OBLIQUE -Arena
TRANSMILLENIA CONSORT -blood (very errie Schultzian electronics, female keyboardist)

G.GIANT -Alucard
OLDFIELD -portions of Killing Feilds soundtrack

FRENCH ENSEMBLE -EGLISSE (from the de Wolfe sound library Dracula lp)

BILL NELSON -cabinet of Caligari

MAGMA -tollertanz

BESCOMBES - PJM

not to mention all the wyrdfolk bands.Or, for the classically-inclined,BOLCOM or ALLBRIGHT's Black Mass church organ peices

Feck it! Wallace has work to do -there's a foot of snow in the driveway.






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 09:12
Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

Henry Cow. Listen to "Runis" from Unrest to see what I mean.


excellent piece
maybe their best
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 09:44
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 09:56

These are guaranteed to cause spooks to fly out of your speakers or double your money back.

PRESENT - High Infidelity, Number 6

Shub Niggurath - Les Mortes Vont Vite, Testament

Anything by Devil Doll

VDGG - Pawn Hearts, The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other

Island - Pictures

Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte, several cuts on 'Spectral Mornings"

The Red Masque - Victoria and the Haruspex, Flesh for Feathers

anyuthing by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 10:03
Brrrrrrrr 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 10:03
JACULA -Tardo Pede in Magium Versus
        -Anno Demoni
SHUB NIGGURATH - les mortes..
UNIVERSE ZERO -Music of Eric Zahn
FIRST MYSTERIOUS APPEARANCE -lord of Underground - Ive been here before (Dutch prog)

CHANGLING AND THE BEAR -graveyard
NICO -no one is there
MANTLER & RYPTAL -the uninvited guest
MIRIODOR -funeral march
LINDSAY COOPER -cholera
SPK -necropolis
RICHARD JOBSON -orphee
FLAMENDE FORSOK -I Dreamt a Dream (entire cd, Lovecraft)
HACKETT - darktown
HAMMILL - Fall of House of Usher
VISITORS - Dies Irae
JASON CREST - black mass


ERRIE IN JEST:
BONZO DOG DODAH BAND -11 mustachioed daughters
TABOO -Vampire tango
MALEDICTUS SOUND -monster cocktail
STEELEYE SPAN -Alison Gross
GENE SIMMONS -the Haunted House
VAMPYROS LESBOS -Sexadelic Dance Party (aka Vampires INC)
BOBBY PICKETT AND THE ROLLING BONES (AND THE CRYPT-KICKERS FIVE) -monster mash
               -werewolf watusi





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 10:07
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 10:17
I can beat all of those. The ultimate creepy album is Delirium Corda by Fantomas.  It's a single 74 min song that is a musical interpretation of a surgery that is taking place while the patient is awake.  Scared the F**K out of me!
"O' lady look up in time o' lady look out of love
'n you should have us all
O' you should have us fall"
"Bill's Corpse" By Captain Beefheart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 10:18
Chicken !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 10:47
The album that scares me the most is GTR.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2005 at 10:49
Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

Henry Cow. Listen to "Runis" from Unrest to see what I mean.


I guess most RIO bands might be termed 'creepy'.
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