Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Meridian" 1991 film score from master composer Pino Donaggio!

Hi everyone. Here is the music score for the Full Moon horror-fantasy film "Meridian" from 1991 by Pino Donaggio! That's the year I graduated from high school so I remember renting the flick that year or the next. Of course being from Full Moon, the film itself sucks. Yet, composer Pino Donaggio's beautiful film score is the superb aspect. Of course, he is the master of themes & melodies, chart topping pop hits, and imaginative & memorable film scores.

He's a superb singer, violinist, and composer. His use of an orchestra with synthesizers and eeire female harmonies are other reasons his scores stand out from other composers. "The Howling", "Tourist Trap" (2 of my favorite films), "Piranha", & a bunch of Brian DePalma film scores, etc. are all in his resume.

The tracks that I've highlighted in green in the track list are my favorite tracks .The other tracks, although just as awesome, have certain dramatic moments (it's a horror film of course) that pop up which can become jarringly loud and disrupt your listening flow. So you could make yourself a playlist of only those tracks I highlighted, or just make your own mix. Search for the hidden link to download the file and enjoy!

01. Meridian Overture
02. Unholy Seduction
03. You Are the One
04. Forbidden Love
05. Dangerous Dimension
06. Blood Brothers
07. Confessional
08. Beast to the Rescue
09. Life into Stone

10. Animal Passion
11. Catherine's Theme

12. Revelations
13. Circus from the Past
14. Trip to the Castle

15. It's Just a Dream
16. Kill This Beast

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy FRIDAY THE 13TH! Stephen King's "THE MIST in 3-D Sound"! from 1993

Hi folks Jason here to say HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH! I can't wait to see the new FRIDAY THE 13TH remake coming out tomorrow with my friends! As my good bro Dave presently living in Michigan puts it, it kind of a mishmash of FRIDAY THE 13TH parts 1 -3. This makes it more fun, as it's not just a straight remake just as the HALLOWEEN remake had a different twist to it as well.
Now, yes, I just keep lagging a little longer than I mean to between posts. With all of the emails/comments and feedback, I know people want MORE. I'll give it to ya! Here we have a special treat from our ole pal Stephen King: THE MIST in 3-D Sound from 1993! My Dad bought this Simon & Schuster Audio CD edition back when it came out that year. I've been an avid Stephen King reader since I was a young kid, along with my older brother Mark and my Dad we love it all! So having read THE MIST when I was a kid, then listening to this SUPERB, full production audio play edition, it's been a huge thrill for the imagination long before the movie came to be. It really is in 3-D sound, fully loaded with masterful sound effects & superb acting, recorded in the "Kunstkopf Binaural Sound" technology with a "Neumann Fritz II"! Here is an editorial review excerpt from this 1993 edition:
"Product Description: A mysterious mist--alive with strange movements and unearthly sounds--creeps slowly into a small town, trapping the inhabitants from the rest of the world, in a chilling, full-cast dramatization of King's horrific story of fear and the unknown.
From the Publisher: Sound so visual you're literally engulfed by its bonechilling terror! Stephen King's sinister imagination and the miracle of 3-D sound transport you to a sleepy all-American town. It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist...creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world. The mist is alive, seething with unearthly sounds and movements. What unleashed this terror? Was it the Arrowhead Project---the top secret government operation that everyone has noticed but no one quite understands? And what happens when the provisions have run out and you're forced to make your escape, edging blindly through the dim light? The Mist has you in it grip, and this masterpiece of 3-D sound engineering surrounds you with horror so real that you'll be grabbing your own arm for reassurance. To one side---and whipping around your chair, a slither of tentacles. Swooping down upon you, a rush grotesque, prehistoric wings. In the impenetrable mist, hearing is seeing---and believing. And what you're about to hear, you'll never forget. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition."
Get ready for a creepy dive into horrorland, at home or on a road trip in your car!

* Hunt for the hidden download link in this post and again, HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH everyone!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Alan Lennon "Heaven's Call" - virtuoso guitar-rock album from 2003!

Hi all, Jason here! I know that I have said in the last few posts that there would be no more lulls in my posting on "Nightchillers Rare Music", but to put it bluntly: I went on a vacation in late Summer, and ever since then I have been practicing drums & guitar at home inbetween the spaces of running a business 9-5 Monday thru Friday. I also re-installed 32-bit & 64-bit OS's onto this, my home system. I have regreted letting the blog suffer but it IS important for me to have some steady life in the blog and I promise I'll inject it back in!

Here is the inspirational, all instrumental rock album from guitar virtuoso Alan Lennon entitled "Heaven's Call" from 2003. This is his 1st sort of E.P. length album that has been highly praised all over the world. It is very rare and has been unavailable to find for a few years now. I think I first heard it in 2006 and it is one of my favorite instrumental guitar records with its' melody-before-technique compositon. Young Alan from Ireland, has played with some of the biggest shredders in the world and he has astounding skill on the guitar. These songs are soo original with such a giant stature of beauty that your granpa, dog & girlfriend will all be really impressed! Soft & heavy, hard & light, new age, rock, neo-classically shredded sections, etc. are some words to describe it. Click on the hidden download link and enjoy!

Alan Lennon "Heaven's Call"

"The Story:

Influenced by such stellar musicians such as Shawn Lane, Jeff Beck and Jason Becker, Irish guitarist Alan Lennon has released "Heaven's Call", an EP/CD featuring melodic shred and atmospheric hard rock that is an inspirational listen. As Lennon himself states, "With my music I always try to put the songs before the technique. If a song does not need any fast technical playing, I won't put any in. What good is music if it is not nice to listen to? I think it is important that your music is accessible to people who don't play guitar." With that in mind, some songs do lend themselves to technical playing, as the blazing fretfest "Cherry Bomb" illustrates with its balls-to-the-walls-sound - and you'll be impressed with Lennon's command of the fretboard."

The Music:

Setanta (Part One) 4:35
Bruce 2:12
Pure Vida 4:01
Ode To Becker 4:49
Kate Angel 1:50
Cherry Bomb 2:48
Night Skies 4:29
Setanta (Part Two) 3:07

+ 2 tracks added:

Amaya (full song demo) 5:19
Little Wing 4:16

The Artists:

Alan Lennon - Guitars, Production,
Shane McCullagh - Bass
Bryan Walsh - Drums
Richard McCullagh -Engineering, Keyboards, Soundscapes
Aidan Foley - Mastering
Mattias Noren - Artwork, Design

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

TUESDAY KNIGHT's (star of "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master") self-titled solo album from 1987!

Hi folks! Even though this new post is long overdue, I am closing the gap on the lag time between my new posts. Plus, I want you to hopefully savor each one. Here I have TUESDAY KNIGHT's (star of "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master") self-titled solo pop-rock album from 1987! As you may recall, Tuesday who starred as "Kristen", also had a song on the movie soundtrack: "Nightmare", which played over the opening of the film. It's a cool song. Kristen was the star character from "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors", and Tuesday took over the role for part 4. I was in Junior High at the time this came out. Tuesday gives the character that down to earth & genuine quality of teenage girl who's intelligent and not just some dumb dumb you don't care about. The character "Alice" takes over as the star later in the film.

Present day, and my buddy Phelpster over at The Manchester Morgue told me about a year ago that Tuesday Knight had a solo record. So, I found the self-titled 1987 album on cassette in brand new condition. I finally just got around to recording it and it came out nice. Tuesday has 10 pop-rock tunes here that are unmistakingly '80s sounding in composition, instrumentation & vocal delivery, and excellent production. I've barely listened to it yet but I will more. After studying about Tuesday I have found that she is as genuine as her character from NOES 4. Of course, she's a '70s / '80s kid like me so that rules! Her late father Baker Knight, was a talented musician and songwriter with hits as far back as the 1950's. She has been in tv & film since her debut, and performs with a David Bowie tribute band these days called "Space Oddity".

Thought I'd mention she has a very successful clothing company called "Tuesday's Hip Vintage", and is friends with and has made fashion pieces for Britney Spears, Madonna, etc..

I just watched NOES 4 two nights ago as it had been awhile since I'd watched it. It's great fun and I saw it alot as a youth. One cool thing I'll mention is that Kincaid's radical dog that pisses fire in the movie is named Jason!

Here's a great, recent interview from "Icons Of Fright" with Tuesday that will show you just how cool she is. She has awesome taste in horror flicks and other stuff:
Download this album which also contains the song "Nightmare" from the hidden download link and enjoy!

Track List:
01 Out Of Control
02 Temporary Obsession
03 The Harder You Love
04 You're Gonna Need Somebody
05 Celebrate Love
06 After The Night Is Gone
07 Little By Little
08 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad (this is a Prince cover)
09 Never Too Late
10 Knowing You're There

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy FRIDAY The 13TH! I give you "Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds To Chill Your Bones" - 1991 from Dove Audio!

Happy FRIDAY The 13TH everyone! Here I have a quickie special trick n' treat for you on this fine evening: "Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds To Chill Your Bones" from 1991 from Dove Audio! I love this Halloween sound effects album! It has all of the classic synth effects and creepy sounds you'd expect. I just found this and thought I'd lost it years ago! I bought this (it's a cassette inside of a cardboard sleeve) back when it came out in 1991. I may have bought it in 1992, yet the point is that probably in 1992 is when my good bro and I Steve Daillak charged up to Chico, CA for Halloween! I think it was our first Halloween trip to Chico and before he was going to school there. We charged up in his ole speedy Toyota Celica and were a couple of wreckless youths with some unmentionable substances in the car with us. I had suggested at one point that we throw in this "Haunted Halloween" cassette I had just bought to have as background spookiness during the long drive and of course get us into the fun spirit. Side A repeats on side B so we let it go for long periods as it just replayed over and over - it isn't that long in length. At one point we were way up on some backroads after passing through Sacramento and Steve was driving like 80 mph through thick Tule fog (tooley). The fog was soo thick that we could barely see a foot in front of the car in every direction! It's like when Scooby Doo cut a donut out of the fog and ate it! The only thing visible was the two RED tail lights of a car charging fast up ahead of us, piercing through the fog like demon eyes! That's how Steve sort of navigated - the crazy mother! He may have even been going faster in the Tule fog at times. We somehow made it, and of course Chico is infamous for Halloween and that was the first of many for me there.
Steve and I still joke to this day about being lost passing through Sacramento for a bit and then in the thick fog for a long time as we were simultaneously listening and quoting parts of the demonic voice in "Haunted Halloween": "If - you - enter, this - house - you may never - come out - alivvveee..." followed by demonic laughter. We would substitute "town" & some other words in place of "house" in demonic voices and crack up.
I hope you enjoyed this little tale. Hunt for the hidden download link and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

J. Geils Band "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd" last album 1984!

Hi all I know I said I'd be around more, but this time I mean it! I've been slammed with work and that will level out a bit, but the main point is that I am digitizing some rare material to share & post for you right now!
To kick it off I have a special album for you: J. Geils Band's last album from 1984 "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd"! This album has never been released on CD except for a RARE, ultra-expensive Japanese version, so I digitized it from a brand new audio cassette.

I love the J. Geils Band, they were in some ways kinda considered the American version of the Rolling Stones, yet still way different. They have many albums from the '70s which I still need to get. Yet, they hit their global success in 1980 which was my generation as a little kid! Of course you all know the classics: "Love Stinks", "Freeze Frame", "Centerfold", etc. I think the J. Geils Band really found the perfect mix of power, pop. hip, riffs, humor, hooks, synthesizer, effects, and overall ripping & fun rock n' roll with the 1980 album "Love Stinks". Of course it just got even better with the next 1981 album "Freeze Frame", when keyboard/synthesizer wizard Seth Justman supplied the hits & nearly all of the material at that point. Each member of the band is a classic character & they all shred hard and contribute their own special flair. They still always have that unique blend of an OLDIES sound in the tunes no matter how the style is - what band gives you that?!
Unfortunately in 1983, the band's beloved frontman Peter Wolf left the group over artistic disagreements. Even though Peter Wolf rules and it sucks that he left, the genius of Seth Justman (way ahead of his time) kept the band alive for their final 1984 release "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd". Seth took over the lead vocals, and he and the rest of the band had always produced really awesome background vocals & melodies on every album anyway. I knew that Justman must have filled in admirably because he is the lead singer on their epic 1985 soundtrack theme from one of my top favorite movies of all time "FRIGHT NIGHT"!

So also, I had read some reviews that said their last album would have been a smash hit if Peter Wolf was still the frontman, and they were right! It builds on the sound that Justman had delved into on "Freeze Frame" - more elaborate synths, time signatures, creativity, and overall heightened sound & production. They broke up in 1985, and I guess that being without your main frontman can take some great bands down even if they still rule and have all of the other original members (they have reunited for some shows in the last few years so that's cool!). But "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd" was a kickass swan song and is just as good as anything else! Check out the song title "Californicatin' ", sound familiar? I just digitzed this album this weekend so I'm excited to share it with all of you being it's still so new to me! Search for the hidden download link and enjoy my friends! PLAY IT LOUD!
Track listing:
1. Concealed Weapons
2. Heavy Petting
3. Wasted Youth
4. Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe
5. Tell 'Em, Jonesy
6. You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd
7. The Bite from Inside
8. Californicatin'
9. I Will Carry You Home