Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Lonely Churchyard

Winner of the "What Soundscape Shall I Make Next" poll.

Ladies and Gentlemen, "The Lonely Churchyard".

Picture a blustery late November afternoon. The sky is grey and sinister looking and threatening an unseasonably late thunderstorm. Ill tempered wind rakes the leaves of a single gnarled tree in an old dreary churchyard. Nearby, a gravedigger chips away at the at a neat little square in the chilly ground. Eerie church bells mourn that death has claimed another for his own. Listen carefully to the subtlety of the atmosphere... the scavenging crows overhead, the frigid bite in the air, careful hammering of each coffin nail... Oh, where you not aware? Why, of course, this grave belongs to you. 
Rest in Peace...

Headphones or high-quality speakers are a must. It is worth the effort.


cabinet of curiosities said...

I'm so pleased to have found you!

Sharon Day said...

That is going to inspire my horror novels. I've been waiting for someone to understand the ambiance sounds most of us horror lovers want and they aren't pianos and creepy music, but sounds that tell a story with our ears. Beautiful!

In Irons said...

This is fantastic! You are truly an aural genius and artist!

Rot said...

Really amazing work.

LOVE your soundscapes.

Just can't tell you how excited I am about the Sleepy Hollow scape.

It's going to be a Halloween Tradition.