- Record Label
- Burning Witches Records
About this item
Yōkai (妖怪, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore.
The new album from the trailer music composers of Hereditary, Midsummer, Parasite, IT, Pet Sematary.
Inspired by the cutting edge scores of some of the most recent elevated horror films. Compositions such as Mark Korven’s The Witch, Cristobal Tapia De Veers mesmerising The Girl With All The Gifts and the detailed electronics of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Deadly Avenger and SI Begg created ‘YOKAI’ with their extensive combined library of sounds, textures and bespoke organic, electro acoustic instruments.
Yokai is Dripping with supernatural demonic horror at every pore. All 14 tracks of the new album are named after a unique Yokai. Pushing the horror tropes aside the duo have elevated the somewhat derivative world of trailer music into a haunting folk insisted soundscape, that will upend how elevated horror music should be heard.
Barry says: I've been on board with everything Deadly Avenger has ever done (2018's 'When Haro Met Sally' was my album of 2018 in fact), but this outing is a bit of a departure for him, but definitely not for home label, Burning Witches. This is a brilliantly crafted, simmeringly dark tour-de-force from one of the greatest musicians in the industry. Just LOOK at that package too. Outstanding.