Album of the Week: Thom Yorke, Suspiria Soundtrack

Boo! I love scary movies and scary movie music, especially when its convincingly creepy. Bernard Hermann’s Psycho comes immediately to mind, as does Edward Artemiev’s soundtrack for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, Krzysztof Komeda’s Rosemary’s Baby, and Goblin’s work on the original / Dario Argento Suspiria. Thom Yorke adds another entry to the list.

I’m looking forward to watching Luca Guadagnino’s remake but in the meantime I’ve been loving Thom York’s work on the soundtrack. Would you be surprised if I said it sounded at times like Radiohead? I didn’t think so.

But there’s more here as Yorke spreads his musical wings to wrap around a story in film and I find the entire 1 hour and 21 minutes entrancing. And beautiful and haunting.

You can buy hard copies from XL Recordings.


Dario Argento’s version is also worth a watch.