Time for some musical catharsis. Presenting the annual Global Horror music mix!
The creepiest episode of the year includes 28 songs representing 15 nations. It’s always one of my favourites to make because it allows me to indulge my dark side (we’ve all got one I think). There’s a ridiculous variety of stuff in here. Some will make you dance, others will make you want to hide. There are songs about monsters, vampires, the apocalypse, hot beer, ghosts, and everyday horrors aplenty. I hope you enjoy the paranormal journey.
Prepare to have your pants/shorts/socks scared right off. This right here is the spookiest/strangest/stickiest Hallowe’en playlist you will hear all year and well into the afterlife. Featuring appearances by some of Earth’s greatest monsters – including El Tunche, sabertoothed tigers, oodles of ghouls, spiders, drones, gangsters, Jamaican vampires and slime.
Tis the season of growing darkness ’round these parts, so let’s celebrate with strange and sinister sounds that go bump and bloop in the night. Scary music is also strangely danceable, so feel free to move (or remove) your limbs as you get down to the sounds of Italian disco, doom cumbia, Kenyan vampiric dancehall, and vibrations of indescribable terror!
CDs for eyes?! Ḍarāvanā!
Yes it’s that time of year again.. when lighthearted darkness consumes our minds and we invite spirits to the dinner table. This year’s Hallowe’en Special is guaranteed to leave you slightly unnerved, with a brain full of foreign tongues and monster grooves.
((Stream the full episode here))
…featuring vampire rap, monster reggae, Catalonian hellbilly, Bollywood gore, dark cabaret, zombie calypso, goblin folk, French drone, deep Greek electro, and much gore..
((Check out the playlist here))
There can be no light without night. Right?
To celebrate the coming of darkness, this week’s radio broadcast features many sinister sounds to help you awaken the spirits within the walls— including horror rap, drone rock, screamadelic surf, Caribbean shaman-folk, and of course, vampire disco.
Plus a real oddity: the world’s first ever electronic piece of music (or anti-music), somehow buried in an unmarked gravestone of historical significance, barely acknowledged as a truly revolutionary artifact. The piece of music in question: a 1944 field recording made in Cairo of a Zar spirit possession ceremony. Eerie enough already, but once original sound wizard Halim El-Dabh manipulated the recording using primitive filtration and reverberation techniques (literally moving walls) the piece takes on a truly surreal afterlife of its own. Here is a sample:
Check out the Wandering Rhythms Halloween Special, but please give yourself a mini-exorcism in between each half-hour segment:
Part 1 ((listen)) Part 2 ((listen)) Part 3 ((listen)) Part 4 ((listen))
And who can resist this timeless slice of horror satire: