Not only is this the only side of classical music to pledge your allegiance to – it defies the trend of ugly, boring sexually repressed artwork of pretty much every classical album I’ve ever laid eyes on.
Danse macabre, Op.40 sets the mood with notes of Jonathon Creek and Modern Toss. Night on Bald Mountain engulfs the brain like a chip pan fire (features in Aliens when the face huggers get loose, when the xenomorphs use the air vents to ambush the marines, and when the Queen alien shows its bitch face). Toccato and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 – after the funeral violins it gets even more death march in Hades. Music for Strings – percussion and Celesta by Bela Bartok – THE SHINING – quite sure this was the main influence for Mica Levi’s soundtrack to Under the Skin too. Adagio for Strings (Platoon) perfection. There are lots more that I haven’t mentioned, and this is by no means a thorough examination, but I just wanted to get it out there and show off the brilliant artwork.