Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Dead Suite


I just helped my friend Ryan Todd with a soundtrack edit. Here is what he has to say about the project:

I entered the world of dance music from a strange route. Before I knew Larry Levan, I knew Goblin. Before I knew Moroder, I knew John Carpenter. I would drive around the dark roads of rural Connecticut listening to horror soundtrack mixtapes and spooky cassette recordings I made using a Moog Rogue and a reverb unit. It's appropriate that my first DARKLORD edit be of John Harrison's "The Dead Suite," because it's the first time I really dreamed about a song having a structure of my choosing. "Oh, if only that middle section looped a few times longer. Oh, if only the fat were trimmed a bit", etc. Finally, after a few years of DJing and record digging, I stumbled upon the "Day of the Dead OST," and in good shape! Here was my chance to reassemble the song in the way I had always wanted to hear it; not necessarily for the dancefloor, but dark and driving enough for my own amusement and satisfaction. A little esoteric, but enjoy!

John Harrison - The Dead Suite (Darklord Edit)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Expect more themes of horror and suspense soon...

8 comments:

Dave Tat said...

Bub would be proud!

Ed Blammo said...

really really solid. did you guys add any production, or is it just og material? i want to hear more!

Shawn Ryan said...

We only used elements from the original piece in the edit, no outside material.

Billy said...

Great work fellas. I need to get my edit game rolling.

Tristes Tropiques said...

i just got john carpenter's "the end". f'ing rules!

Brick Chalks said...

dope! the Zombi 2 soundtrack is another can of fleshy worms all together as well...

Ryan Catcher said...

just stumbled across this while looking for some horror soundtrack jams. this post / edit is EPIC.

wow. i'm listening to it again and this is going to get some serious play during dish washing time tonight. love it.

AutoluxDay said...

I've been looking for this soundtrack for forever. Is there any way you could put it up?

Give me a shout @ chris.irving88@gmail.com