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    Baxter, Les – “Cry of The Banshee and Edgar Allan Poe Suite” – [Varese Sarabande Records, Inc.]

    cry_banshee
    Wow., *unquiet* village here, from Les Baxter. The sidelong
    “Cry of the Banshee” piece is a jarring, unsettling piece of
    music to push you to the edge and over. Feels like a modern
    classical madhouse, with no simple melodies to hold on to
    for a moment’s security. The flip side has shorter pieces for
    Poe (but alas there is not a drop of Vincent Price or spooken word
    to be found anywhere, it’s all music). Some electronics and other
    malevolent forces conspire. Scarier than any Halloween.
    Razor blades in the orchestra pit… 1970 era, Gordon
    Hessler directed. It’s a shame no film clips are included
    but youtube is just….over………there.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on October 23, 2014 at 6:44 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,Soundtrack
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