Author Topic: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music  (Read 3704 times)

purlieu

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2019, 11:57:39 AM »
I've always found this FSOL tune a bit unsettling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lTseaEvDSQ
It's a pretty dark album in general. 'Everyone in the World is Doing Something Without Me' is the one that creeps me out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NrULi4n6KE

Olarrio

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2019, 08:59:58 PM »
Dälek excel at this sort of stuff:

https://youtu.be/JC-6DC73EyU

Nightmarish.

chveik

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #62 on: February 12, 2019, 12:59:39 AM »
A few more:

Antonin Artaud - Pour en finir avec le jugement de dieu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXy7lsGNZ5A

Naked City - Absinthe (Leng Tche could have been a strong contender too)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTEOd2VQmlk

Wolf Eyes - Human Animal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU-74VXsVAM

Gnaw Their Tongues - All the Dread Magnificence of Perversity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoEURM0hcog

Keiji Haino is very good for this type of thing too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eCIKLigI2U

although I must say the most distressing music for me is the one made by a few harsh noise bands (Hanatarash for instance):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRKzgjPdSfM

and yet, there is still some peculiar beauty in it.

night all

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2019, 01:07:47 AM »
Kind of an obvious choice, but Geogaddi by Boards of Canada has this effect on me. I find the 'Beach at Redpoint' followed by 'Opening the Mouth' section of the album particularly unsettling.

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2019, 01:38:55 AM »
Look, it's not weird to love Gentle Giant, Gryphon maybe, but not THE GREATEST UNSUNG BAND IN HISTORY.

Oh I love them too! I just meant it's weird that he literally lets that whole song play all the way to the end every time he gets a text message. They certainly are unsung, even the AV Club's 'Guide to the Best and Worst of Prog Rock' article listed them under 'Intermediate Work', calling them 'blurry and shambolic' and 'an unfocused mishmash'. Some people!

Back on topic, I watched the documentary The Jeffrey Dahmer Files yesterday and this song by The Knife rather creeped me out at the end, although it was probably helped by the grainy '90s news footage from outside of Dahmer's apartment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjH5N3cPvIA

BlodwynPig

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2019, 02:30:11 AM »
A few more:

Antonin Artaud - Pour en finir avec le jugement de dieu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXy7lsGNZ5A

Naked City - Absinthe (Leng Tche could have been a strong contender too)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTEOd2VQmlk

Wolf Eyes - Human Animal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU-74VXsVAM

Gnaw Their Tongues - All the Dread Magnificence of Perversity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoEURM0hcog

Keiji Haino is very good for this type of thing too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eCIKLigI2U

although I must say the most distressing music for me is the one made by a few harsh noise bands (Hanatarash for instance):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRKzgjPdSfM

and yet, there is still some peculiar beauty in it.

night all

I. looked up Kenji Haino on my iTunes and only found one album by Kikuri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXNJTBnvY2U

0 plays

magval

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2019, 05:47:03 PM »
Can't believe people are finally talking about Gentle Giant on a forum I like, and in a SCARY MUSIC THREAD, no less, and this hasn't come up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBWeoAsZRHo

Youse are useless the pair of you.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2019, 10:04:09 PM »
Can't believe people are finally talking about Gentle Giant on a forum I like, and in a SCARY MUSIC THREAD, no less, and this hasn't come up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBWeoAsZRHo

Youse are useless the pair of you.

Probably not even played that album to be fair. Missing Piece was the last LP I bought chronologically - ha, it's not even in my digital collection. Will rectify.

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2019, 04:26:38 AM »
Thanks for the playlist! So much delicious darkness to consume. mu-hu-hu-hu-haahahahaaaaaaaaaagghhh....

I love FSOL Dead Cities album, ISDN also has an unsettling quality for me, maybe it's the "vastness" of it (the huge reverb on everything), like falling through the universe on LSD.

THE HAXAN CLOAK "Excavation" album is actually quite nice, in a deep, rumbly, sinister way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iBaQrDW544

Some of it also reminds me of Wolf Eyes' album Burned Mind, which is delightfully harsh in places.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG1y3KyaoaU&list=OLAK5uy_nPDmAV2XCIaWGnRSgljaKAg_4NPLVLhcs

magval

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2019, 06:00:37 AM »
Probably not even played that album to be fair. Missing Piece was the last LP I bought chronologically - ha, it's not even in my digital collection. Will rectify.

You're not missing anything - I'd say the only great track from the last two albums is "Inside Out" from Civilian, but by that stage GG had settled into their decision to stop writing interesting music that was challenging to play (and listen to).

Who knows why as it didn't get them anywhere. But aye, it makes sense that The Missing Piece is as far as you got.

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2019, 11:39:25 AM »
You're not missing anything - I'd say the only great track from the last two albums is "Inside Out" from Civilian, but by that stage GG had settled into their decision to stop writing interesting music that was challenging to play (and listen to).

Who knows why as it didn't get them anywhere. But aye, it makes sense that The Missing Piece is as far as you got.

Yea my Dad raised me to never listen to or mention those final 2 albums.  Missing Piece is okay in spots though, 'As Old as You're Young' is kind of a sweet spot in terms of making their usual style a bit poppier.

magval

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2019, 01:11:49 PM »
In the spirit of the thread, my non-gag submission for consideration is "School Days" from Three Friends. The middle section of that song is really unsettling. I'm not well-enough equipped in musical vocab to describe why, but everything about it gives me the shivers - production, choice of instruments, pace, build.

Sorry I can't link as I'm at work but you'll find it on popular video website Youtube.

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2019, 03:46:09 PM »
In the spirit of the thread, my non-gag submission for consideration is "School Days" from Three Friends. The middle section of that song is really unsettling. I'm not well-enough equipped in musical vocab to describe why, but everything about it gives me the shivers - production, choice of instruments, pace, build.

Sorry I can't link as I'm at work but you'll find it on popular video website Youtube.

Speaking of creepy '70s prog, Snails by Gnidrolog is kinda skin-crawley in places.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cglAk-JXq4

BlodwynPig

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2019, 04:03:27 PM »
*obligatory Comus mention*

Some crawly stuff on Lambs Lies Down on Broadway too.

Old Prog Heads beating these young Gloomy whippersnappers at their own game.

Norton Canes

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2019, 04:15:00 PM »
An Stelle meiner Seele...

An der Stelle meiner Seele...

Meine Seele brennt

TwinPeaks

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2019, 04:21:40 PM »
Fyt by This Mortal Coil feels like a recurring nightmare I'd have as a child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCuxZm9Mm4k

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2019, 04:26:52 PM »
Anything by Swans.

The Seer is the one that comes to mind.

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2019, 05:54:41 PM »
Mogwai- With Portfolio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX4xpoJGff4

I rember falling asleep with Young Team on my headphones as a young man and getting woken up by this screaming monstrosity.

Ministry- Grace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Gq609zTYo

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2019, 06:28:57 PM »
Thanks for the playlist! So much delicious darkness to consume. mu-hu-hu-hu-haahahahaaaaaaaaaagghhh....

I love FSOL Dead Cities album, ISDN also has an unsettling quality for me, maybe it's the "vastness" of it (the huge reverb on everything), like falling through the universe on LSD.

THE HAXAN CLOAK "Excavation" album is actually quite nice, in a deep, rumbly, sinister way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iBaQrDW544

Some of it also reminds me of Wolf Eyes' album Burned Mind, which is delightfully harsh in places.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG1y3KyaoaU&list=OLAK5uy_nPDmAV2XCIaWGnRSgljaKAg_4NPLVLhcs

Yes Dead Cities is a dark masterpiece. I was digging on Fuzzy Logic in 1996, about as experimental as I got, when one of my mates at uni said fuck that listen to this and lent me Dead Cities. From the first somersaulting samples and breaks it blew my mind. Totally opened my mind to electronic music as a pure indie saddo. For me, probably one of the top 3 most important records I’ve ever listened to. Love to know how they put it together.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #79 on: February 13, 2019, 06:46:14 PM »
Yes Dead Cities is a dark masterpiece. I was digging on Fuzzy Logic in 1996, about as experimental as I got, when one of my mates at uni said fuck that listen to this and lent me Dead Cities. From the first somersaulting samples and breaks it blew my mind. Totally opened my mind to electronic music as a pure indie saddo. For me, probably one of the top 3 most important records I’ve ever listened to. Love to know how they put it together.

Of course, elevated by that Ozric Tentacles sample (FSOL got it in exchange for a keyboard).

McFlymo

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #80 on: February 13, 2019, 07:42:48 PM »
Yes Dead Cities is a dark masterpiece. I was digging on Fuzzy Logic in 1996, about as experimental as I got, when one of my mates at uni said fuck that listen to this and lent me Dead Cities. From the first somersaulting samples and breaks it blew my mind. Totally opened my mind to electronic music as a pure indie saddo. For me, probably one of the top 3 most important records I’ve ever listened to. Love to know how they put it together.

FSOL had a similarly significant impact on me... Around 94 or 95 I was at a house party, of some middle class teenagers, who were being rebellious, listening to Green Day, Alanis Morrisette and Garbage... A random punk dude, who sort of gate crashed the party took over the CD player in one room, obviously alienating everyone in a short space of time, so that he had the room to himself for most of the night. I came in at one point and he was listening to FSOL's ISDN ... I was blown away by it, so trippy and epic and massive and weird etc etc...

Me: "What is this? Fuck this would sound amazing on acid!!"
Random Punk Guy:  "yeah! Too right mate.... [short pause] ... actually mate, do you want this CD? I stole it from someone but I don't really like it... It's not really my thing..."
Me: "Sure!"

I still have the CD (and tattered inlay) to this day. The CD is kinda fucked now though.

I always got the impression that the main music producer of FSOL was Brian Dougans, and Gary Cobain was more of the "front man" / performer / singer, but I don't really know if that's the case. I definitely suspect someone (or both) of FSOL has some form of synesthesia, it's something in the way sounds are grouped and presented in their soundscapes, it always feels so visual. At least on ISDN and Dead Cities, I wasn't too fussed on their later output, I have to confess.

McFlymo

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #81 on: February 13, 2019, 07:53:10 PM »
In other news: I just had the surreal experience of walking through work, which is a harrowing restaurant / club / theatre Shit-For-Cunt(tm) space, (see my rant on tribute acts elsewhere on CaB) with my headphones on, listening to the wide spectrum of brutal tonal beauty that is The Stranger - Bleaklow ... It sounded, just fine, while I was listening alone (on the shitter) then as I walked through the room, with 40 odd customers in, it took on a much more sinister weight ... like the beginning of a protracted murder scene in an Argento film.

This wearing headphones in work thing is definitely a win!
As is the lovely collection of creepy music in this thread. I am so grateful, you sexy halions!

purlieu

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2019, 10:19:43 PM »
I always got the impression that the main music producer of FSOL was Brian Dougans, and Gary Cobain was more of the "front man" / performer / singer, but I don't really know if that's the case.
They made most stuff back-and-forth. One would make a track, the other would then work on it for a bit, pass it back to do more work, etc., then they'd do a mixdown together. There are a handful of solo tracks from the guys mixed in there over the years. The general idea is that Brian was more technical and influenced the noisier, heavier side of the group, and Gaz is more responsible for the more melodic and accessible elements, and although there's some truth to this, there's also a lot of crossover too. Neither of them have ever mentioned having synaesthesia, so I dunno about that. Interestingly, Gaz said he never made music under the influence of anything and that FSOL was never intended to be psychedelic - the term he used to describe their music was 'brutal reality'. That was before he became a hippy, though.

ISDN took me about 20 years to get into (it's really only risen high in my FSOL favourites list in the last couple of years), as it's a really harrowingly bleak record in places. The rhythmic tracks are raw and totally uninviting, and the ambient pieces are trippy in a really dark way. While Dead Cities is dark in a very obvious way - the frequently cited urban decay sound - ISDN is so alien sounding that it pushed me away for the longest time. It's not an album I would ever like to witness under the influence of any hallucinogens. Brian describes it as the closest they ever got to achieving what they were attempting to create.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2019, 10:57:23 PM »
Love this thread

Creepy Music -> Wishbone Ash -> Future Sound of London

Next up The Chi-Lites

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2019, 11:37:05 PM »
Negativland - 12

(with 11 and 13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhCuAwJVaZY

Les Joyaux de le Princess does some very unnerving stuff, and I think he was pretty dodgy too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri5UJSeVvEc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Ub3roTzlc


The king of creepy albums has to be the last surviving recordings of an Italian castrato, Alessandro Moreschi. Sort of feels wrong to even listen to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6U8VZ6riNk




Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #85 on: February 13, 2019, 11:52:24 PM »
Love this thread

Creepy Music -> Wishbone Ash -> Future Sound of London

Next up The Chi-Lites

Lambchop, actually.  The Petrified Florist - notwithstanding the dodgy pun in the title, the creepy penultimate track from the Nixon album. 

https://youtu.be/bE7EA2vfQ88

Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #86 on: February 14, 2019, 12:14:17 AM »
I Am Sitting In A Room by Alvin Lucier becomes pretty creepy at the point when you can just hear it's a person speaking but they sound like they have been subsumed by a machine. It helps that he sounds like Hal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAxHlLK3Oyk

Howj Begg

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2019, 12:24:16 AM »
Schubert's Der Leiermann, I find this song almost unlistenably terrifying as it is a direct depiction of madness through despair. It comes at the end of a long journey of mental and physical deterioration, but it's as well to experience it on its own.

Great performance by Quasthoff and Barenboim here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pze4NxCOjg0

and a classic one by Fischer Dieskau, which I think is unbeatably powerful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIIS-UgixGE

24. Der Leiermann Drüben hinterm Dorfe
steht ein Leiermann
und mit starren Fingern
dreht er, was er kann.

Barfuß auf dem Eise
wankt er hin und her
und sein kleiner Teller
bleibt ihm immer leer.

Keiner mag ihn hören,
keiner sieht ihn an,
und die Hunde knurren
um den alten Mann.

Und er läßt es gehen
alles, wie es will,
dreht und seine Leier
steht ihm nimmer still.

Wunderlicher Alter,
soll ich mit dir geh’n?
Willst zu meinen Liedern
deine Leier dreh’n? Just beyond the village
stands a hurdy-gurdy man,
and with numb fingers
he plays as best he can.


There, behind the village,
stands a hurdy-gurdy-man,
And with numb fingers
he plays the best he can.

Barefoot on the ice,
he staggers back and forth,
And his little plate
remains ever empty.

No one wants to hear him,
no one looks at him,
And the hounds snarl
at the old man.

And he lets it all go by,
everything as it will,
He plays, and his hurdy-gurdy
is never still.

Strange old man,
shall I go with you?
Will you play your hurdy-gurdy
to my songs?

« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 12:35:29 AM by Howj Begg »

chveik

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2019, 12:25:33 AM »
Desertshore and The Marble Index are pretty creepy too, "Evening of Light" for instance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWulOZRNnls

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Re: Creepy, Haunting, Shit Yourself Music
« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2019, 12:32:53 AM »
Spiderland by Slint is weird, try that out.