Inside No. 9, Episode #11: Massacre in Catena Valley, 1971 (Imagined OST). 1984-2021

Inside No. 9, Episode #11: Massacre in Catena Valley, 1971 (Imagined OST). 1984-2021

This time of year brings out the nostalgic Luddite in me. I fawn over the loss of Blockbuster Video and the joy of picking a handful of crappy horror VHSs for a fun-filled Halloween eve. Finding films like ‘Street Trash,’ ‘The Gate’ or ‘Basket Case’ just isn’t the same online. Back in 2013, I made a tape called Massacre in Catena Valley, 1971, which was an imagined soundtrack to an old video nasty. I had an avant-garde approach to that record, using found objects and prepared instruments to create horrific sounds. This mix is an attempt to re-score this movie like the synth-heavy soundtracks of classic 80s trashy horror videos. Warm pads and arpeggios are the eyeball soup of the day on this one. All tracks are culled from a variation of 7″ singles, 12″ LPs, and cassette tapes. It was a total joy creating this, and I hope you have as much fun listening as I did making it. Many beers were consumed as I tore apart my record shelves finding this selection of sounds. The nine that made the cut truly paint a picture and take me back to my childhood when horror movies would scare me to distraction from the box art alone! Plus, I couldn’t resist having the end credit music play out with the quietly haunting ‘The Ghost Has No Home’ by Harold Budd & Cocteau Twins, accompanied by the crackles of the original 1986 pressing for extra warmth.


VHS One
Köhn
U C I M
2010

VHS Two
Spettro Family
Strigoi
2010

VHS Three
Unknown artist
Trade Wind: The Wavesailing Film
2017

VHS Four
Umberto
Common Street Trash
2011

VHS Five
Fumio Miyashita
Spirit of Tenkawa
1984

VHS Six
Voice of Space
Return Voyage
2021

VHS Seven
Star Searchers
Wetsuits of Wiwaxia
2020

VHS Eight
Roedelius
Spiel Im Wind
2020

VHS Nine
Harold Budd, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde
The Ghost Has No Home
1986


Inside No. 9 is an attempt to share unique narratives through the mixing of 9 songs. Every episode will showcase a new theme, opening up new tributaries of discovery. Inside No. 9 is presented by Peter Taylor, a former features writer for Foxy Digitalis from back in the late 2000s. Peter is a visual artist and musician and has been creating music as MAbH since 2008. 


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