Monster Mash

October 31, 2011

So, here we are on All Hallow’s Eve. Let’s put a soundtrack to the day, shan’t we?

Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”

Nothing says Halloween these past few years than Florence, whose new album is released on November 1st in the US. And she wisely set her latest video at a costume party…How festive!

Siouxsie – Obsession

The Queen of Dark brings the Banshees classic about a creepy stalker to an orchestral setting. And I think she’s dressed as a strutting rooster.

This Mortal Coil – Box Set

Not necessarily scary, but nothing gets you in the goth space than the complete recordings of This Mortal Coil, treated this week to a stunning remaster and re-release by 4AD. I don’t know what’s more exquisite; the deep rich soundscape the remastering brings forth, or the absolutely stunning visual created by graphic designer Vaughan Oliver in re-imaging the original releases in a new an profound way. A set almost meant to be touched and stared at as much as listened to.

Vampire Club – Voltaire

Lest we take ourselves to seriously — here’s a bloody tribute to the Hot Topic shoppers amongst you!

Booo-ya.

Those more interested in a literary take on the day can read my post on my other blog.

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