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    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    I'm in Sonoma County! Lived in Petaluma since I was a kid, currently attending Sonoma State.

    Cruise sounds awesome. I've never seen JoCo live before!

    I better contribute, quick:

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    Same here, I'm just looking forward to possibly meeting Wheaton.
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    The first three or four tracks on there are my choice combo. But you could fill in just about any Grouper, Gregor Samsa, Peter Broderick, Eluvium, Goldmund, most-things-from-Rune-Grammofon (In The Country, Skyphone, Svalastog, Biosphere?), anything Leylard Kirby has done, anything Christina Carter has touched, Beans (the Vancouver post-rock band, not the rapper)... Hrm.

    But also, this one always got me when I was a kid:
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2012 edited
    Some how I can't get my head in the game, despite listening to nearly all of the above tracks. Big ups to @icelandbob for brilliant 80s tracks that I'd never heard before yet felt like I had and to @lampcommander for mondo excellent mo betta blues. Robert Johnson I'd never heard before is hard to find!

    So for the request at least half if not more of Dead Can Dance's discography suits but I'll go with the one that has struck me deepest and longest. It's a poem, what 200 years old now? And I didn't know that until just a couple of years ago. I just thought Lisa Gerard was singing about the lovely Irish countryside for which her protagonist chose to fight, even as it became soaked in blood. Now that I think about those haphazard barely fields as the gravemarkers of rebels from years earlier my heart breaks all over again "when e'er I think on Ireland dearly." And I've never been!

    The video is supposed to go here but it never does!
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    @razrangel - here ya go

    The Wind that Shakes the Barley

    And while on the subject of Dead Can Dance...

    Song of the Sibyl

    To quote Wikipedia - The Song of the Sibyl is a liturgical drama and a Gregorian chant, the lyrics of which compose a prophecy describing the Apocalypse, which has been performed at some churches of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) and L'Alguer or Alghero (Sardinia, Italy) in Catalan language on Christmas Eve nearly uninterrruptedly since medieval times.
      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2012 edited
    Clint Mansell's score for The Fountain continues to define this category for me. Especially this one... featuring The Kronos Quartet and Mogwai.

    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2012
    Pretty girls make haunting covers:

    And of course, anything Zoe Keating does is brilliantly beautiful:

    Also, this might just be more history over substance, but this song always puts me in A Mood:

    Seriously, don't get me started on haunting, sad songs. I collect them all.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2012
    Oh man, I'm biding my time on this one. Too much to add.
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    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2012
    It's been popping up a few places now, but I've always liked this:

    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2012
    Maybe something like


    Blue and alone
      CommentAuthorIron Imp
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2012
    Beautiful video and song from Atrium Carceri

    Also, after all these years, Mark Morgan's work on the Fallout 1 / 2 soundtracks still give me shivers:

    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2012
    I'll just pop this one on quickly.

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    I have LOVED the Dead Can Dance, Zoe Keating and Clint Mansell references... NEW to me are all these others... Thanks!
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2012
    This thread is great... needs more Boren Und Der Club Of Gore

    And some Rowland S Howard too...

      CommentAuthorIron Imp
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2012
    Here's two more powerful entries from cinematically minded composers: Graeme Revell and David Lynch, respectively.

    SPK - Necropolis

    David Lynch - She Rise Up
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    Oddly soothing insanity from the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu
    Jerusalem on the Moors
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    some more music to blow your mind

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    Wait, wait... no Joy Division?!