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(9/9/18) Monty's Catch of the Day - Thom Yorke

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Today's amazing catch of the day comes from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. He has composed the music to the upcoming remake of the horror film Suspiria. This past week he released the very first single to the soundtrack called "Suspirium". Here is a little more detail about this project straight from the press release:

"Following the fleeting reveal of instrumental passages in two trailers and today’s release of the track “Suspirium,” it can be confirmed: Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released October 26 on XL Recordings. Suspiria consists of 25 original compositions written by Thom specifically for Luca Guadagnino reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Thom’s vocals such as “Unmade”, “Has Ended” and “Suspirium,” the album's first single featuring the melodic theme that recurs throughout the film and its score.

As scoring a horror film presented Thom with altogether new challenges and opportunities, Suspiria stands apart from any of his other work. Piano/vocal ballads, Krautrock-esque modular synth work inspired by the film’s Berlin 1977 setting, multilayered vocals, and melodies that convey terror, longing and melancholy combine to create a chaotic yet cohesive musical spell.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Thom and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Has Ended” and “Volk,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

This track is both haunting and beautiful...Thom Yorke is absolutely perfect for this film. The imagery on the video is a bit creepy, especially if you have seen the original film. Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) Soundtrack will be out on 10/26. You can watch the video for today's catch "Suspirium" by Thom Yorke in the YouTube player below. I have also included the trailer for the film. Good things!

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