While we continue furiously scan and catalogue the massive amount of art we're offering this month, the music is still coming. We will be making the music from P. Emerson Williams' score of all ten episodes of the classic French silent film serial Les Vampires available from PANICMACHINE Digital Music, and each digital album will include mp4 files of the (roughly) corresponding episodes.
Les Vampires is a film serial that gave us so much of the aesthetic for iconic gothic imagery its influence can not be overstated. Not a single vampire in sight, but enough mystery, twists and wickedness to fill twenty vampire novels.
There are 10 episodes, averaging around 40 minutes each, totalling about 6 and a half hours, but much more than ten hours of music was created for this version.
The fact that this series was shot in post WWI Paris has me pondering the urge to create, even in the midst of turmoil and chaos. the Killer Ring offered me a lot in the way of visual inspiration and coaxed sounds from me that I hadn't anticipated.
-P. Emerson Williams
The first two episodes are combined into one collection because together they are about the length of an album and the sounds of the two flow together quite well. We'll be bringing P. Emerson Williams solo compositional excursions to iTunes etc. as we proceed as well. It's just a matter of reaching that section of our ever growing list...
|XENARCH - Devourers Of The Living|
In other news, XENARCH have emerged from their blasphemous cloister to give us a look at the cover of their upcoming EP and they sent us rough mixes of the first two trax as well and we can only say we are blown away. This EP may even see the dark of night this month.