Released: January 27, 2015
Tracks / Album Length: 9 tracks / (49:00)
Composer: Dante Tomaselli
Special Notes: n/a
For his third audio horror album, filmmaker Dante Tomaselli switches to a decidedly early eighties mode, at least with the fragments of recurring music and bass drones that evoke both slasher and thriller films with mechanical, man-slicing monsters.
Crafted with the same careful attention towards fine nuances and offering a richer variety of sounds, Nightmare is arguably a more ambitious project, largely because its themed nightmares – tumbling into a deep hole, a mausoleum, a lake, and more – offer discrete shocks, cold chills, and shoulder taps at every corner. The swirling sound design fully immerses the listener into a kind of watery, open-eyed stasis, where one floats and observes, but is powerless to flee, let alone wake up.
There’s a greater density of material here, brilliantly edited and mastered, with each nightmare flowing into the next for 49 mins. of eerie fun.
© 2015 Mark R. Hasan
Category: Soundtrack Reviews