Goblin’s “Suspiria”

Happy Halloween!  Today’s treat is the soundtrack from Dario Argento’s classic ’70s horror film “Suspiria,” courtesy of Italy’s veteran prog-rock band Goblin.  This is not to be confused with Thom Yorke’s score for the upcoming remake, which I’m sure will be excellent in its own regard.

Goblin’s score is wholly unique, almost like a twisted fairy tale of contorted lullabies and percussive cacophony.  The music functions well on its own.  It’s even better with the film, becoming an audio/visual feast of sensory overload.  It’s hypnotic, yet unsettling.  Beautiful but disturbing.

Oh, and the film is about witches and dance, if that provides any context.  Enjoy!

The 40th anniversary release of the soundtrack to Dario Argento’s groundbreaking 1977 film “Suspiria.”

Here’s a trailer for the 40th anniversary restoration of “Suspiria.”