I know I usually post these on Saturdays, but for most of October one person or another at work has shared some music that helps them get in the mood for Halloween. This week, all of the suggestions had that theme. And since Halloween is on a Friday, I’m posting this a day early.
FYI – Here’s how I rate things. If I give something one star, it means I don’t think it qualifies as music. Five stars mean I wish I wrote the thing. Most music for me is a three.
Dead Man’s Bones’ self-titled (2009)
This album was not supposed to be an album. This was intended to be a soundtrack to a play about a monster/ghost love story.
A play written and produced by Ryan Gosling.
Scrapping the stage show when costs became prohibitive, they already had songs written and decided to continue. The result is this collection of songs about werewolves and zombies. It doesn’t feel like a soundtrack, just a themed album, which is kinda impressive. I don’t know if they had to change things, but it works.
And it features the children’s choir from the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a music education non-profit founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea. Continue reading