Most foreboding music

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  1. Deckerd

    Deckerd Fleet Arse Premium Member

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    Is / are there any passage(s) of music that fill you with foreboding or even make your flesh creep?

    We had a conversation a few months ago which brought up the male voice choir singing For those in Peril on the Sea when the sub is going through its dive routine in Crimson Tide, which was just spine-tingling.

    On a more pseudy note, I was listening to the prelude to Act 3 of Tristan und Isolde by Wagner the other day and was impressed the doom-laden atmosphere it creates.
     
  2. Niorah

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    Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Requiem for a Dream OST)

    In my mind it is tied to scenes of nuclear apocalypse. Awful. :(
     
  3. GodThingFormerly

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    Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (O Fortuna) from Carl Orff's cantata Carmina Burana was the first thing that popped into my brain when reading the title of this thread, but when it comes to cinema I remember being mightily impressed/petrified as an eight year old by Jerry Goldsmith's The Cloud and V'ger Flyover from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. BTW, Zdeněk Liška's score for the 1963 Czech(oslovak) sci-fi film Ikarie XB 1 - in particular the cue heard during the film's climax as the titular starship approaches the "White Planet" and we see an alien megalopolis on the bridge viewscreen - is certainly not appropriate listening for those who may be semi-seriously contemplating suicide. :lol:

    SLR
     
  4. Deckerd

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    I remember singing Carmina Burana when I was a member of a choir. We started a run through of the O Fortuna! and started slowing down in the closing bars. "You don't slow down, you speed up!" shouted the director, "this is nae a hymn!"
     
  5. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    Rachel Maddow has made a point on her show of deriding extremist Republican TV ads using O Fortuna as the background for their fantasy of an Obama inspired apocalypse.
     
  6. Shaw

    Shaw Commodore Commodore

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    Bela Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, specifically Andante tranquillo and Adagio, though parts of Allegro molto might also qualify.

    Samual Barbar's Adagio for Strings, Krzystof Penderecki's Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima For 52 Stringed Instruments and De Natura Sonoris II For Orchestra (which sound very much like the music from Altered States by John Corigliano), Space Requiem by Stomu Yamash'ta, and Title music for the movie The Bounty by Vangelis Papathanassiou are honorable mentions.
     
  7. FPAlpha

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    The Theme from Jaws.. 'nuff said

    A buddy of mine has the Imperial March playing as a ringtone whenever his mum calls him on his mobile :lol::lol:
     
  8. Hermiod

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    "In the House - In a Heartbeat" by John Murphy from 28 Days Later.
     
  9. Geckothan

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    John Barry - Capsule in Space
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WczHADTsIec[/yt]
     
  10. Hermiod

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    ^Good choice! :techman:
     
  11. Omnius

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    Alien - Main Title by Jerry Goldsmith.
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzavVThIUsA[/yt]

    The Mist - Host of the Seraphim (by Dead Can Dance)
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmzTFVlES_I[/yt]
     
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  12. Scotty

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    Bit off topic I know, but how do you mention to embed that Youtube video in your post?
     
  13. Geckothan

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    [ yt ] *link to video* [ / yt ] without the spaces.
     
  14. Mr. B

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    O Fortuna and Adagio for Strings immediately come to mind... sorry I couldn't think of anything more original.
     
  15. Scotty

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    Good, but not as good as this one, IMO:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNzQ8gYxkIg[/yt]
     
  16. Leroy

    Leroy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The soundtrack for Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta was pretty good at setting up a grim pessimistic atmosphere.
     
  17. Canadave

    Canadave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You mean besides the frakking Avatar pop-up music? :wtf:

    Heh, some good choices here, but I'm afraid I have the winner. "Koyaanisqatsi" by Philip Glass:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFnmH9a2RkE&feature=related[/yt]

    I dare you to top that one.
     
  18. Deckerd

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    It's a good flesh-creepy one but I'm sure it can be topped. The use of Ligeti (apparently without his permission) in Space 2001 is fairly hair-raising in parts.
     
  19. publiusr

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    Try program #338 from www.hos.com
    Festival of Gloom

    Details:

    "INTRO : Welcome to Scorpio - a time of darkening in the world around us,when Celtic mythology considered the veil between this world and the 'world of the spirits' to be at its thinnest - In the spirit of the season, we have an immaculately moody offering for you."

    "English singer DAVID SYLVIAN puts it this way:

    'The night is dark and cold
    Strong winds and the rain
    Crack the branches upon my window
    The devil beats his drum, casting out his spell
    Dragging all his own down into hell.'

    " On this edition of HEARTS of SPACE we journey down the dark corridors, through the rainy streets, past the industrial wastelands, and into the ethereal, introspective sounds of the Halloween season, with a program called 'FESTIVAL OF GLOOM.'"

    DAVID SYLVIAN
    The Devil's Own < 0:0->1:11>
    : SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE ; Virgin Records CDV 2471; 1987
    : Info: www.virginrecords.com



    HYBRYDS
    Voices of the Sacred Men < 01:11->2:35>
    : THE RITUAL SHOULD BE KEPT ALIVE, Part 2 ; Dark Vinyl DV #09;


    BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL
    Am I So Deceived < 02:35->7:15>
    : ASHES IN THE BRITTLE AIR ; Projekt PRO26; 1989
    : Info: www.projekt.com


    LUSTMORD
    The Daathian Doorway < 07:15->8:40>
    : THE MONSTROUS SOUL ; Side Effects DFX 14;


    AIR
    Wind < 08:40->11:33>
    1st Impression < 11:33->15:15>
    : YOU ; Music Man MMA 9393;


    BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL
    We Watch Our Sad-Eyed Angel Fall < 15:15->20:47>
    : A CHAOS OF DESIRES ; Projekt PRO30; 1990
    : Info: www.projekt.com


    XOLOTL
    Procession < 20:47->28:12>
    : PROCESSION ; Erdenklang 30652; 1993
    : Info: www.erdenklang.de


    CONTROLLED BLEEDING
    In Drowning Hands (excerpt) < 28:12->30:16>
    : SONGS FROM THE ASHES ; C'est La Mort CLM-CD 022; 1989


    BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL
    From the Tightrope < 30:16->35:05>
    : ASHES IN THE BRITTLE AIR ; Projekt PRO26; 1989
    : Info: www.projekt.com


    T.G.V.T
    Untitled Composition 8 < 35:05->38:27>
    : RINDE HUMANO ; Flabbergast FG5; 1991


    DAVID PARSONS
    Lahaul Valley < 38:27->44:50>
    : DORJE LING ; Fortuna 17076-2; 1992
    : Info: www.harmonies.com


    STEVE ROACH
    Melting at the Inbetween < 44:50->53:55>
    : FROM ACROSS THIS GRAY LAND NO. 2 ; Projekt PRO29; 1990
    : Info: www.projekt.com

    BRIAN ENO
    Cavallino < 53:55->58:41>
    : THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY ; Warner Bros. 9 45010-2; 1992
    : Info: www.warnermusic.com
     
  20. ShamelessMcBundy

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    Another vote here for O Fortuna.