Sinister Sunday Sounds: Yoshimori Makoto, “Owaru Koto no Nai Kaidan”

Going instrumental this week and featuring a track from the anime series Baccano!, which is one of my absolute favorites, anime or otherwise. My love for the series stems from its 1920s setting, crime & horror genre, crazy cast of characters, solidly-stitched-storyline, and of course, its musical score.

This particular piece, which translates to “never-ending staircase”*, is more obvious in its attempt to terrify than the previous songs I’ve selected, and it’s more successful as well, thanks to the intensely foreboding strings and the haphazard percussion section that drifts in. For the full-effect and long-lingering nightmares, please turn off all the lights before you give this a listen; go ahead, I dare you.

*Thank you google translate. One of these days I will pursue learning Japanese like I’ve been telling myself all these years. One of these days… Also, “never-ending staircase” reminds me of a certain book that I will be recommending for All Hallow’s Read in an upcoming post. I really do intend to make more non-music related posts! ;)

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