Record Shopping With: Myrkur
In honor of one of our favorite features from the iconic record destination Amoeba Music, we're paying homage by taking a dive into the shopping habits of our favorite artists. Here's what black metal vocalist Myrkur is listening to and why you should, too.
(image via Amoeba Music)
[Vinyl] The Moldau, Three Dances From The Bartered Bride / Carnival Overture – Four Slavonic Dances – George Szell & The Cleveland Orchestra
[Vinyl] Goblin Tour 2013 EP – Goblin
[Vinyl] Voulez-Vous – ABBA
[Vinyl] In San Francisco – Joan Baez
[Vinyl] Fatal Portrait – King Diamond
[Vinyl] Swarth – Portal
There were some unique picks in this week’s “What’s In My Bag?" which is somewhat expected when record shopping with a Danish Black Metal singer. We kick things off with some classical music, followed by horror movie film score. If you can think of a more accurate recipe for a Black Metal song, I’m all ears. The 1977 horror film Suspiria – or more-accurately anything directed by Dario Argento – has become a recurring theme on WIMB, but Myrkur was forced to settle for an alternative when she couldn’t find the actual soundtrack. Instead she went with a live offering from Goblin, a metal band famous for scoring a number of Argento films, as well as Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead.
The ABBA pickup definitely did “need an explanation” so I’m glad we got one. Hearing the Swedish pop group described as Horror-Pop was a pretty groundbreaking moment for me. “They’re dark," Myrkur says. "Dancing queen is dark.” I think I may need to revisit their discography.
Joan Baez is a gem of relaxation, the perfect palate cleanser between King Diamond’s shrieking ballads and Portal’s dark intensity. I’m not overly familiar with these purchases but I’ve definitely got some new music to throw in the queue. That’s the beauty of this show, people. We either discover that these artists have the same taste as we do or we discover a ton of new music to dive into. Simple.
In San Francisco – Joan Baez
Goblin Tour 2013 EP – Goblin
Voulez-Vous – ABBA