Here’s a 100-song Halloween playlist of darkwave, horror and synth tracks

It’s Oíche Shamhna, Halloween tonight as we’ve been sharing some spooky music all day from the archives.

For this year’s Halloween post, we’ve collected 100 songs under a spooky umbrella with the characteristics of dark synths / cold electronica / Horror scores / spooky rhythms / Samhain disco / ambient drone and everything in between.

The playlist features new music from 2018 from Thom Yorke, Julia Holter, Helena Hauff, Tim Hecker, Chromatics, OneOhtrix Point Never, Daniel Avery, Arca, Skee Mask, Gabe Gurnsey, and Marie Davison, alongside older suitable material from Zomby, Pye Corner Audio, Suicide, Daniel Avery, Peter Gabriel, Fever Ray, Dopplereffekt, Broadcast, Forest Swords, Blanck Mass, Portishead, Zola Jesus, Chelsea Wolfe and more.

In the mix, are selections of songs from horror movies and TV shows, from recent ones like Hereditary, Suspiria, It Follows, Stranger Things, and The Witch to older classic composers from John Carpenter (The Fog / Halloween), Bernard Herrman (Psycho) and Vangelis (Bladerunner). Naturally, there’s a fair bit of Twin Peaks and Angelo Badalementi too.

Happy Halloween.

The playlist is available on Spotify direct and others via the Soundsgood embed including Youtube and more.

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