Thom Yorke unveils ‘Suspiria’ for Oct 26th

Following the fleeting reveal of instrumental passages in two trailers and the release of the track “Suspirium,” it can be confirmed: Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released October 26th on XL Recordings. The project will be available in 2 CD and 2 LP gatefold pink vinyl configurations.

Suspiria consists of 25 original compositions written by Yorke specifically for Luca Guadagnino’s re-imagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Yorke’s vocals such as “Unmade,” “Has Ended” and “Suspirium,” the album’s first single featuring the melodic theme that recurs throughout the film and its score.

As scoring a horror film presented Yorke with altogether new challenges and opportunities, Suspiria stands apart from any of his other work. Piano/vocal ballads, Krautrock-esque modular synth work inspired by the film’s Berlin 1977 setting, multi-layered vocals, and melodies that convey terror, longing and melancholy combine to create a chaotic yet cohesive musical spell.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Yorke and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Has Ended” and “Volk,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

2 CD | 2 LP

CD 1:

1. A Storm That Took Everything
2. The Hooks
3. Suspirium
4. Belongings Thrown in a River
5. Has Ended
6. Klemperer Walks
7. Open Again
8. Sabbath Incantation
9. The Inevitable Pull
10. Olga’s Destruction (Volk tape)
11. The conjuring of Anke
12. A light green
13. Unmade
14. The Jumps

CD 2:

1. Volk
2. The Universe is Indifferent
3. The Balance of Things
4. A Soft Hand Across your Face
5. Suspirium Finale
6. A Choir of One
7. Synthesizer Speaks
8. The Room of Compartments
9. An Audition
10. Voiceless Terror
11. The Epilogue

Author: Buddy Iahn

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