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The Terrifying Sounds of 2020: The Top 10 Best Horror Soundtracks of the Year

Xanthe Pajarillo writes....It has been a tumultuous year for the music industry, but there was never a loss of resiliency or creativity. This year, the Lovecraft Country soundtrack made history by becoming the first-ever series scored by an online orchestra, with players from Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and the Toronto Symphony recording solo in their respective areas. Composers worldwide followed suit, developing new ways to simulate live orchestras with clever engineering and mixing. As of late, there has been discussion about creating VR technology where musicians can play at the same time.

As we reflect on the wonderful horror films released in the past months, let us remember how their music deserves just as much recognition. Horror composers generated tracks that ranged from the profoundly powerful to the fun escapism we as listeners needed. The list includes; Color Out of Space - Composer: Colin Stetson 

Director Richard Stanley's first question was: "What exactly is the sound of an alien, an advanced alien life form who manifests itself in our world as a spectrum of light and color that does not exist in our reality?" Colin Stetson answered with a musical code of "the natural made unnatural." He used a variety of methods to create sounds that merged coral reefs, percussion, and moans by layering them on harmonic generators. Experimentation gave life to the sound of The Color and the terror of the Gardner family. This creeps inside your brain… ultimately swallowing you into H.P. Lovecraft's euphoric cosmic nightmare.

Favorite Tracks: West of Arkham, The Gardners, Contact, Taken, Peaches!, The Color

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