Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mark Korven - The Witch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2016)

Otherworldly score for a masterclass of tension and atmosphere. Following a stately, sorrowful opening theme, dissonant, droning strings slowly build to terrifying peaks, with clattering percussion and wordless choral vocals. I fucking loved this movie, and it's on Netflix so if you haven't seen it yet, 'tis the season. Also, notice that his last name is almost "Coven" -- obviously, it was meant to be.

Track listing:
1. What Went We
2. Banished
3. A Witch Stole Sam
4. Hare in the Woods
5. I Am the Witch Mercy
6. Foster the Children
7. Calen Is Lost
8. Caleb's Seduction
9. Caleb's Death
10. William and Tomasin
11. William's Confession
12. The Goat & the Mayhem
13. Follow the Goat
14. Witch's Coven
15. Isle of Wight (Traditional)
16. Standish (Traditional)

I will guide thy hand

Ennio Morricone - La Corta Notte
delle Bambole di Vetro
Kaija Saariaho - Verblendungen -
Jardin Secret I - Laconisme De L'Aile -
...Sah Den Vögeln


  1. Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?

  2. Excellent movie, equally excellent soundtrack. I just recently downloaded the album Excavation by The Haxan Cloak due to the use of the song Miste at the end of a poignant episode of Castle Rock. Are you familiar?

    1. With Haxan Cloak? Hell yes. Have never seen Castle Rock tho.

    2. Fantastic, Haxan was to whom I was referring. Any related artists/albums that you recommend? I simply can't stop listening to this..
      Castle Rock is somewhat entertaining, definitely up there for a King story. If you liked this film, I'd recommend Hereditary. Another stellar psychological horror movie pertaining to the occult.

  3. Saw this movie about a week ago and it's perfect! The soundtrack, the lighting, the clothing, the pacing, the dialog . . . just perfect. And to top it all off I discovered Comus, First Utterance about an hour earlier. Days don't get much better than that. Thanks for sharing.