Today we will explore one of the strongest emotions of humanity: fear. Two hours with songs that take us directly into the realms of the unknown…

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” – H.P. Lovecraft

The playlist includes a song that has as lyrics one of my favourite poems by Jonh Keats:

When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,
Before high-pilèd books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain;
When I behold, upon the night’s starred face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows with the magic hand of chance;
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love—then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.

John Keats

Here is the playlist and the audio:

  1. Dark Muse – Certain Angst (Sounds from Beyond the Silver Wheel)
  2. Martin Stig Andersen – Succession Of Fear (Limbo)
  3. Atrium Carceri – Atmosfear (Seishinbyouin)
  4. Old Village – Terra Dos Medos
  5. Andrew King – Corvus Terrae Terror (Deus Ignotus)
  6. Karnnos – ruins and terror (Dun scaith)
  7. Desiderii Marginis – Why Are You Fearful? (Seven Sorrows)
  8. Vladimír Hirsch – Introduction (Les Scenes Ardentes)
  9. Gyorgi Ligeti – Lontano (The Shining)
  10. Archon Satani – Insane with Fear (Virgin Birth… (Born Again))
  11. Vladimír Hirsch – Espaces Interdits (Les Scenes Ardentes)
  12. Lustmord – Terror Against Terror (Paradise Disowned)
  13. Krzysztof Penderecki – De Natura Sonoris No. 1 (The Shining)
  14. Vladimír Hirsch – Ecce Crux (Exorcisms)
  15. Krzysztof Penderecki – Penderecki: St. Luke Passion – Part 1: Adhuc Eo Loquente (St. Luke) (Penderecki: St. Luke Passion)
  16. Iannis Xenakis – Metastasis (Orchestral Works & Chamber Music)
  17. Krzysztof Penderecki – Threnody “For the Victims of Hiroshima” (Threnody “For the Victims of Hiroshima”)
  18. Aesma Daeva – When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be (Here Lies One Whose Name Was Written in Water)
  19. Ligeti conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra and The King’s Singers – MYSTERIES OF THE MACABRE (Madrigals, Mysteries, Aventures, Songs)

Between Birds of Prey #8 – Fear.mp3

Between Birds of Prey #8 – Fear.cue

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