October 6th, 2004

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Into the Land of Phantoms...

For laughingrat, snagged from b0ingb0ing, by Cory Doctorow:

CDBaby has done a limited-edition pressing of a CD of the orchestration from FW Mirnau’s original film, Nosferatu.

Described by the SF Weekly as “exquisite, lush, and positively poetic,” the noirish compositions by Jill Tracy and The Malcontent Orchestra have developed a fervid following of devotees, critical acclaim, and multiple Bay Area Music Awards nominations. Their original score to F.W. Murnau’s silent vampire classic “Nosferatu” has only enhanced the band’s reputation of sophistication and musical virtuosity. The San Francisco Examiner described the score as “remarkable....lyrical and lovely.” The Marin Independent called it “unforgettable.” The San Francisco Chronicle hailed Nosferatu “deliciously macabre.”

also, from the site blurb:
“...conjuring up creeping shadows and gorgeously sinister landscapes with hints at Satie, Debussy, Tom Waits and Bernard Herrmann. Elegant Halloween mood music.”

In other news, I've decided to up my linkage. I've started thinking of links as combined footnote & bibliography for my journal.