31 Nightmares 2018: The 11th

Since we started this thing back in 2015, horror movie soundtracks has been a favorite topic amongst our assortment of all things creepy.

Today, we’re highlighting one of my personal favorites in the genre, Master of Horror, Mr. John Carpenter. John is quite the composer and has done some of the most iconic themes for your favorite horror films.

You can find a sizable list for John Carpenter with some of his best titles on Spotify below

 

 

I highly recommend just letting them all shuffle play this time of year. 🙂

 


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31 Nightmares 2017: The 21st

This weekend we are wrapping up our journey into the surreal. We’ve traveled along many roads of tribute, and the unexplored. We’ve nodded towards the greats while highlighting the up-&-comers. This coming week we’ll be celebrating the last bits of our event in a sort of horror stew. We look forward to doing it all with you.

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This evening we bid goodnight to some of the best of 31Nightmares from 2015-2017.

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31 Nightmares 2017: The 10th

Since this week we’re touching on all things behind the scenes in horror, we’ve constructed a playlist of great uses of horror in sound and just generally wonderful soundtracks in the genre. Enjoy!


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31 Nightmares 2016: The 3rd

You cannot tell the story of “Daydreams” without mentioning “Nightmares” and vice/versa.

I’ve teased at the thought of Nightmares before but I never once got into her story or how she came about.

Last year during the first 31 Nightmares in 2015, I shared a very personal custom work that had quite an eerie story attached. That nightmare can be found here in 31 Nightmares (2015): The 4th.

Her

Those nightmares haunted me for a long time due to an actual strange event. A relative used to live in a small one bedroom apartment before having children. One of the most charming traits of the humble space was a very large bathroom with mirrors on each wall.

Now, if you’ve ever placed two mirrors parallel to each other, you’d know it creates this sort of dizzying optical illusion of infinite copies of the reflection. One afternoon, when I was there, I stopped as if something told me to. What I saw about seven or eight reflections down the row still haunts me. This inspired The Tale of Two Mirrors.

It was me, but not me, and it moved differently than the others, if only for a short moment in time. Perhaps it was a daydream, something I’ve often done, and half of the reason this nickname came about. Maybe it was a delusion, a hallucination and the early onset of what later would show up in my young adulthood. Though it is possible something paranormal took place, a waking dream of sorts.

Whatever the case was she inspired a character, and that drawing, made from my own silhouette.

Nightmarish Sounds

Upon giving you a peek into my world last year in Cards on the Table you first heard this next track.

When telling the story of Nightmares, one couldn’t help but think there needed to be a certain “mood music” to it. I wanted it to feel like something you’d hear in a horror movie. So I messed around with different instruments and pitch until we got just the right sound that would make your spine slither.

This dark ambient track has become one of the most listened to.

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Sleepy Sundays: Ripples

Ripples
Ripples

Waves of kindness tend to extend to those around us. A simple gesture could change someone’s entire outlook on their path ahead. These are just some of the thoughts that flowed through me while my hands danced these patterns into existence today.

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to create anything of substance. That finally changed today due to someone’s kindness. Someone very near and dear to my heart that has rescued me perhaps more times than I deserve. Though this is a temporary patchwork until I can get back on my feet and fully repair my art studio, it is a welcome relief. Not to mention, it saved my tail from a very vibrant and complex October I’ve been dreaming up for all of you.

Once again, these waves have saved my life. These waves of kindness and love.


To go with this art today, I chose an artist I have the pleasure of knowing personally. In fact, I’m proud to call him family. He goes by the name of Clyde Phalanx musically & here are some of his sounds that go perfectly with this piece:

https://soundcloud.com/clyde-phalanx/wonderment

What ripples through your spirit?

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Summer Nights (Roadside Wildflowers)

For your visual pleasure, a little daydream about summer nights. This was another side project messing around with music. I’ve needed those skills lately since behind the scenes I’ve been digging into indie film collaborations. Who knows what the coming months will hold.

Summer Nights (Roadside Wildflowers) by Daydreams

—all I know is these were fun to record and I hope you enjoy them.

Audio version on SoundCloud

 

Wishing you all a relaxing summer season!

Sleepy Sundays: Forest Nook

Forest Nook
Forest Nook

For years I’ve taken inspiration from the sights and sounds of nature. This piece is no different. Yet, there’s something alive about this one. The colors seem to dance on the page.

With spring around the corner, I imagine some of that imagery will only seep into my work some more.

I have a very special musical treat to go along with this Sunday morning’s coffee chatter. The Otherworlds Café has been a busy place lately. There seems to be radio transmissions being found there…

What was the last bit of imagery that inspired you? Do you create your own music? Are you excited for spring?

Radio Transmissions Discovered Amongst the Clouds

Strange things have been happening ever since that portal got ripped into this place.

I’m of course referring to The Otherworlds Café.

Some sort of radio transmission was discovered there this morning. A cryptic message from someone said there will likely be more of these.


A Snapping Turtle Production

Vocals, ambient sound, and video footage recorded and edited by Daydreams.

Radio tune sound effect: iMovie stock sounds

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31 Nightmares: The 12th

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I’ve got a little treat for you tonight. However, this particular treat was not created without its tricks. I had some technical issues with uploading and audio so I may eventually add subtitles upon request. For now, I’d just suggest turning your sound up so you can actually hear what I’m saying.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask.

During the commentary I go into detail about how these were made. I apologize for any difficulties with the audio as mentioned above. If you cannot hear, please let me know & I’ll make changes.

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