Banana Nutrament

Happy Halloween from Banana Nutrament

It only comes around once a year, so we'd probably be better off sharing some B-movie b-sides, Dario Argento soundtracks, or Boris Karloff ephemera. As it stands, the only horror on our minds is The Shining, having watched the film again for the 802nd time this past weekend.

Usual suspects Wendy Carlos and Gygoty Ligeti collaborate with Kubrick on The Shining's soundtrack, which while having nothing to do with Halloween, still has enough creepy dissonance to make a foreboding background for the little trick or treaters tonight.

Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind - Rocky Mountains

Gyorgy Ligeti - Lontano

Krzysztof Penderecki contributes the bulk of the soundtrack, his work is present in most of the scree scree rampage scenes. But I always found this ghostly ballroom music creepier as a kid, watching highly edited Saturday afternoon broadcasts of the film on New York's WPIX.

Ray Noble & His Orchestra - Midnight, The Stars and You