Three and a half years later, the Nialler9 Podcast has been revived from the dead and appropriately, the second episode arrives at Halloween time so the theme is synthesizers in all their spooky John Carpenter-inspired glory, unsettling rhythms and Samhain disco.

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  1. Sylk – Am I Alone
  2. The SM Corporation – Hammer
  3. NA – B Storm
  4. Mathman – Asylum
  5. VHS Head – Red Lens Effect
  6. Death Grips – Guillotine
  7. Symmetry – Blod Sport
  8. Mike Simonetti – The Magician
  9. Pye Corner Audio – We Have Visitors
  10. Enya – Boadicea
  11. Psyche – The Saint Became A Lush
  12. Dopplereffekt – Gene Silencing
  13. Goblin – Tenebre
  14. Daphni – Vulture
  15. Forbidden Fruits – Disco Halloween
  16. Yvonne Gage – Doin It In a Haunted House
  17. Charlie –  Space Woman
  18. Not Waving & Marie Davidson – Where Are We
  19. Dat Oven – Icy Lake
  20. Suicide – Rocket USA
  21. John Carpenter – Escape From New York
  22. Oneohtrix Point Never & Iggy Pop – The Pure & The Damned

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Posted on October 28th, 2017


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Halloween isn’t far away so here are some parties already announced for that weekend.

U:mack are putting on a fancy dress bash in Vicar Street on Saturday October 31st with Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and The Orb Sound system, Billy Scurry, Lasertom (Live), Adultrock (Live), LRB, Simon F and Mark Gill playing. Tickets €TBC go on sale this Monday at 9am.

Devil’s Night Disco will feature some of the darkest horror music around with a fully-seated sets from returning Italian soundtrack masters Goblin playing music from the films Suspiria & Profondo Rosso, along with I-F, The Horrorist (Live), Umberto (Live) , Everything Shook more. It happens in District 8 on October 30th. Tickets on sale soon.

Discotekken’s Halloween Bash happens in Bar Tengu Saturday October 31st across two rooms with DJ sets from Frank B, Platinumray, Papa Lou and Manma Saor DJs. €5/€10 with lots of fake blood promised.

Look out also for a new club night called Big Love put together by myself and friends on October 30th in Tengu too.

Posted on September 24th, 2015


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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links.


  1. Young Fathers – Low
  2. Sea Pinks – Dream Happening
  3. D.D Dumbo – Tropical Oceans
  4. Luh – Unites
  5. Oceaán – Veritas
  6. Halos – Dust
  7. Kaytranada – Leave Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia)
  8. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)
  9. #THROWBACKTHURSDAY: Company Flow – 8 Steps To Perfection
  10. Dorian Concept- The Few
  11. Daniel Avery – All I Need (Remixed by Roman Flügel)


  1. Kiasmos – Looped
  2. SCNTST – Velour
  3. Ratking – Canal
  4. clipping. – Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
    Symmetry – Blood Sport
  6. Goblin  – Tenebre (Main Title)
  7. VHS Head – Red Lens Effect
  8. Zomby – Soliloquy
  9. Nguzunguzu – Vision of Completion
  10. The SM Corporation – Hammer
  11. Arca – Slit Thru
  12. Objekt – Second Witness
  13. Moiré – Attitude
  14. Clu – Mirrors

Posted on October 31st, 2014


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1. Under The Skin by Mica Levi

Track: ‘Love’

This is the strongest score I’ve heard in years. Extremely impressive given it is her first foray into film composing.

2. The Wicker Man by Paul Giovanni and Magnet

Track: ‘Lullaby’

Flawless film, flawless soundtrack.

3. The Shining by Wendy Carlos

Track: ‘Rocky Mountains’

As far as I’m aware the score was based on Berlioz’s Dies Irae meaning ‘Day of Wrath’. Fitting given the nature of the plot. Her work is far more futuristic and wide reaching than anything I hear nowadays.

4. Cannibal Holocaust by Riz Ortolani

Track: ‘Cannibal Holocaust Theme’

Extremely inappropriate for the subject matter but luscious nonetheless.

5. Berberian Sound Studio by Broadcast

Track: ‘Teresa, Lark of Ascension’

Berberian Sound Studio is a film told mostly through sound and suggestion. It centres around a shy sound mixer who is given the task of completing a mix for an Italian horror film. Sadly the score was the final work of Broadcast’s Trish Keenan.

6. Christine by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth

Track: ‘Moochie’s Death’

Lesser known but full grown.

7. Patrick by Goblin

Track: ‘Patrick’

The score they did for Suspiria would have been the obvious choice and many others such as Buio Omega. My personal favourite would be this one for the film Patrick. Beautiful sequencing.

8. The Bird With Crystal Plumage by Ennio Morricone

Track: ‘The Bird With Crystal Plumage

Most folk would be familiar with Morricone for his work in Western movies with Sergio Leone and more recent fare like The Mission or The Untouchables. He also delved quite a lot in the Giallo genre which was an Italian scene in the late 20th century.

9. The Hitcher by Mark Isham

Track: ‘The Hitcher’

Certainly a good example of a score that enhances a movie fully, perfect tone throughout.

10. Beyond The Black Rainbow by Sentionauts

Track: ‘Teresa, Lark of Ascension’

I found out about this film on the ISO50 blog due to the fact it has remarkable set design and colour scheming. The soundtrack would be the other major strength it has.

11. All The Colors Of The Dark by Bruno Nicolai

Track: ‘Teresa, Lark of Ascension’

Had to include the following simply based on the melody. Bruno Nicolai would not be as acclaimed as Morricone, having said that his output is up there amongst the best.

12. Rosemary’s Baby by Krzysztof Komeda

Track: ‘Lullaby Variation 1’

One of the most haunting films of all time for obvious reasons.

Posted on October 30th, 2014


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A Halloween series special today with posts dedicated to music that creates an uneasy, spooky, chilling or scary atmosphere… See Halloween for all posts in the series.

As Horror soundtracks go, Italian band Goblin have produced some of the most enduring in the genre and these two are my particular favourites. As a prog-rock band, Goblin had no problems ramping up the weird sound quotient in their songs. ‘Suspiria’ taken from the Dario Argento 1977 movie of the same name is an experimental mix includes Mike Oldfield-style Tubular Bells and celesta, whispered foreboding vocals, warped didgeridoo sounds and a thunderous gallop of prog rock.

‘Tenebrae’ meanwhile is probably best known for being that song that Justice sampled five years ago on ‘Phantom’. It is the title track of the Argento film of the same name that came out five years after Suspiria and has aged better thanks to some superior synth sounds. Still, there’s lots of prog-rock stylings in the guitar and percussion but the song’s beat is undeniably electro-leaning which made it particularly palatable and sample-friendly to the French electro-house duo at the time.

Posted on October 31st, 2012