October 31, 2007 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Spooky halloween sounds via wfmu. "Talk about a budget label classic! I was first introduced to this LP by Jack Diamond. Side 1 is pretty standard horror sounds, but Side 2 is where the magic is found! I love these remarks by a friend which pretty much sums it up: "Side 2 of this album is unlike other Halloween sound effect records floating around in that it is all theremin! And get a load of those track titles?! It sounds as if someone let a 5 year old kid noodle around for a while. It's super scary!"
posted by vronsky (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I jumped to the middle of side two, and my cat puffed up and flew out of the room. Super scary to cats apparently.
posted by Mr_Zero at 4:13 PM on October 31, 2007

Side 2 is cracking me up. "A 5 year old kid noodling" is right, and for some reason I find it hilarious. Thanks for posting this.
posted by erikgrande at 4:33 PM on October 31, 2007

Cool stuff. Although, sadly, my cats didn't react similarly.
posted by slogger at 4:34 PM on October 31, 2007

Listening to side 2 right now. It's hilarious! A perfect use for the theremin. It's like the theremin was invented for this record.

And Beware of the Blog is the best website in the history of the universe.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:38 PM on October 31, 2007

Exactly what I needed for the Halloween front porch tonight. Thanks!
posted by lisa g at 6:47 PM on October 31, 2007

Goddamn I love WFMU. Thanks.
posted by OrangeDrink at 7:12 PM on October 31, 2007

Thanks for this. Right-click, Save As, Load Playlist, Play, Repeat. Sides one and two played throughout tonight's trick-or-treating extravaganza. After about 2 hrs of this you get inside the theremin and discover the most subtle of nuances in this master interpretation. After 4 hours paint begins to peel. Fun!
posted by HyperBlue at 7:34 PM on October 31, 2007

It works on dogs too, not just cats. I had it playing in a vain attempt to lure trick or treaters to the door and my dogs about went nuts. Brilliant - I should save it for those (extremely rare) circumstances when I really want my dogs to bark like crazy and run around in confused circles looking for the weird noise. The only other time they ever reacted like this was when I played them a sound from an AskMe thread that consensus decided (and I am too tired to look up) was a fox. Theremin - fox: you be the judge.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:03 PM on October 31, 2007

Experience has shown that if a 5-year-old kid is allowed to noodle around with a theremin he'll just grab hold of the antenna and listen to it squeal.
posted by rlk at 7:53 AM on November 1, 2007

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