Song Of The Day

Song Of The Day: Elvis Perkins, “Dial The Darkestra/Draked/Dream Redux”

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If you’re going to be stuck inside a house without electricity on a Sunday afternoon while tornadoes and storms pound down, you need an appropriate soundtrack, right? None better than the latest release by Elvis Perkins, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, which is the score to brother Osgood’s cinematic debut, an impressive horror film that signals the arrival of a major new talent. Like most scores of this genre, most of the music consists of incidental pieces that are heavy and ominous, and Perkins’ score nods to the ambient/progressive masters of the Seventies, such as Goblin, Tangerine Dream, and John Carpenter. While I have yet to see The Blackcoat’s Daughter, this score tells me all I need to know—evoking mood and terror without having seen one second of the accompanying film is a very good sign indeed.

 

The Blackcoat’s Daughter is available now via Mondo Tees.

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