Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oculine 30, 31.

"Once there was a tree... and she loved a little boy."
- Who said this?

For a writing project. An examination of the emotion of fear (defined as anxiety and physical response to feelings of physical or metaphysical peril). So:
What are some songs that have inspired you with a sense of fear?


Anonymous Connor said...

At the moment, Run, by Air, although it may have been the context in which I heard it.

Perennial candidates are the Pool, by Tori Amos, Set the Ray to Jerry and Stumbleine by the Smashing Pumpkins, a lot of stuff by Laurie Anderson, and Hunter by Bjork. In some of these the fear is a little bit delicious, Hunter first and foremost.

I have been occasionally disconcerted by Aphex Twin, but rap and industrial doesn't inspire fear in me... generally, I'm most susceptible to something with an eerie (vs. militant sound), and the most anxiety-inducing music is disconcerting; it has an innocent or playful superficial sound while hinting at something more sinister. In this regard, the live version of Stumbleine from the Dublin Concert in 1995 (I think) is probably the scariest song I know. Due to instrumentation it come across as a power-pop ballad, and then you've got the lyrics... Ew.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


James Horner’s movie soundtrack for “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.
Tom Jones’ “Delilah”


8:48 AM  
Anonymous Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

1:40 PM  

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