Keith Emerson Vinyl, CD & tapes by Keith Emerson at Norman Records
Nowadays people know Suspiria as the 2018 horror flick that provided Thom Yorke with the opportunity flex his film-scoring muscles for the first time. However, what fewer people realise is that Suspiria is actually an updated version of Dario Argento’s 1977 movie of the same name, and that Argento’s Suspiria was followed with sequel Inferno three years later. Inferno is notable for being one of Argento’s only films that wasn’t scored by Goblin. In this instance Argento enlisted the services of Keith Emerson - he of Emerson, Lake & Palmer - and got himself an OST that mixed Carpenter-ish electronics, microtonal string pieces ala György Ligeti and proggy keyboard vignettes. Now Inferno’s music has been remastered and reissued courtesy of Waxwork.
In which the fairly proggy Italian group Goblin team up with the extremely proggy Keith Emerson to soundtrack a Dario Argento horror flick. Dating from 1989, Emerson takes the film’s title La Chiesa (The Church) literally, by sticking mostly to a huge-sounding church organ. First reissue on vinyl, yellow and orange versions available!