Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tooth for a Tooth

The leaves are turning and we've been seeing roadside signs for haunted hayrides and corn mazes. It might just be time for some spooky music. This record is a bit of a dark horse as I had never heard of it until recently. But it's a gorgeous little album of how should I say... noir exotica? There are hypnotic organs and flutes, chiming mallet instruments and a particular electric bass guitar sound that I like to call "punchy." This music is way, way ahead of its time, as if it were meant to have been buried and re-discovered somewhere in Bristol or Birmingham in the mid-1990s.


  1. Good stuff. Reminds me of Peter Thomas' soundtrack for Raumpatrouille Orion.

  2. cool, i don't think i've heard that.

  3. @Ben, oh you should check it out. Essential space exotica.
    And (in the main theme) also probably the first recorded use of a Vocoder in pop music, as I just read in Dave Tompkins' epic book about the history of the vocoder.
    Well, if you had to write scores for future dances like this one in 1966:

  4. @dispo - thank you VERY much for recommendation!

  5. It is always time for spooky music. Always.
    And yes, it is awesome. The soundtrack for black cars driving down foggy roads strewn with yellow leaves. Thank you!

  6. Sir, this is marvellous.

    But I must know more.


    1. Where did you find it?
    2. What year is it from?
    3. The artist is listed as P. Reno - is this correct?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  7. I think the record is from 1969. Half of the tracks are by P. Reno and the other half by Reg Wale.

  8. this is marvelous indeed! i love it. it's been ages since i've heard a library lp as good as this. moody, introspective and oozing with raw emotion. i live for this kind of music right here. thank you for sharing this.

    Peter Reno is two dudes. I knew it was linked to Dawn of the Dead somehow!