Friday, October 31, 2008

New Counselor!

Happy Halloween campers!! Hope you were all had as much frights and fun as Tommy and I did. We has so much fun that Tommy will be staying as my co-camp counselor year-round!


Portrait of your hosts in their natural environment...

Photo courtesy of Rad Dudes
In celebration, here's a spooky ass song from Tokyo's Metalchicks, made of equal parts Sugar Yoshinaga (Buffalo Daughter), Yuka Yoshimura (OOIOO).

Metalchicks- Unbreakable Bond That Ties Two

Walk the Night

epic. nuff said.

Skatt Bros - Walk the Night

And Frog

Princesa Oscura

Nothing like a last minute post on the Eve O' the Dead. We just keep coming up with more.
Needless to say, I'm impressed with the overwhelming response we've received from our wicked brethren in HTX. So far this month we've covered TENSE, OWLEYES, and now MKF K√úNST has joined the flock.

This sexy senorita is a pivotal figure in the newly emerging stateside Third Wave movement. Borrowing elements from some of my favorite flexipop groups like Aviador Dro, Crash Course in Science, and Absolute Body Control, she crafts a perfectly spellbinding sound which reinforces the minimal wave aesthetic for the 21st century. Her recent EP release on Cititrax with Medio Mutante is a perfect example of this well informed and excuted marriage of minimal, distilled electro with global Cold Wave appeal. Check out the video for their single"Inestable"

This little chica isn't satisified with just being one of the boys either. Her solo work as Kunst Fascion is equally impressive. She was kind enough to share this newly finished track, just in time for Halloween. Dark, gloomy, and terrifyingly delightful, this song is just right for the night.


As with other contributions from the extended ARAWA family, Mariana submitted a few additional Halloween items to round off our month. I'm really glad she reminded me of one of the best Herzog - Kinski collaborations. The 1979 Nosferatu remake "Phantom Der Nacht" is one of the best vampire stories ever told. Here's a collection of trailers for that film:

It's really freaky how much William Dafoe's character in "Shadow of the Vampire" looked like Klaus Kinski's Nosferatu.


And last but not least, she's leaving us with one of her and our favorite songs ever. This is the perfect 3am Halloween hookup song. It's now or never people. Before you know it, Halloween's over like a flash in the night

Scared of the Dark

Vampires + Tangerine Dream = Near Dark

Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared

Best of B-Movie PSA

I found this little gem while searching for trailers to share this month. It's not entirely in keeping with the theme, but it does have some of the better B-Horror schlock films in the mix. Rather enjoyable.

Well, it's getting really close to the end of Octoberfest around these parts. Seems like I was just starting to get on a roll and now it's over. There's alot more going on in the deep, dark bowels of Arawa's subconscience, so stay tuned for Halloween II. Have an awesome weekend kids and be safe.


A Split Second - Flesh (Remix)

Lucifer's Friend

One of my fave synthpop songs ever.

Vision- Lucifer's Friend
and the b-side...
Vision- Pagan Ritual

Satanis: The Devil's Mass

Satanis: The Devil's Mass (censored version)

Satanis: The Devil's Mass (Pirated Video Version)

Black Jewels

Johnny Jewel leaves Ida at home and creates some black, black magic.

Glass Candy- Last Nite I Met a Costume
Glass Candy- City Lites

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Super Spooky

One of our favorite DJ's around the netospehere, JAZ, submitted this lovely little clip from one of his more memorable horror movie pleasures. This sequence is from the hard to find 1960 film "Blood and Roses"

I was actually introduced to this next song because of JAZ. He seamlessly worked this into his mix for Another Night on Earth. Something about JAZ's mixes always leave me wanting for more. Enjoy this lovely lil' diddy by the B-E-S-T-B-A-N-D-E-V-E-R !!!!

Supermax - Spooky

Creepy Crawlers

Anybody else love this movie?

Solvent- Creepy Crawler

Scared Straight

Maybe not a a Halloween song, but still a treat. It's scary how much I love Amin Peck. a true italo freak.

Amin Peck - Running Straight


Gatekeeper's been making quite a stir in the blogging netherworld as of late and for good reason. Taking all the right queues from people like Goblin and John Carpenter they've created something new, disturbing and still danceable. The sinister sound of strangulation by cords and wires, blood spattered synths and drum machines playing to dark and empty rooms, gothic choirs echoing down neverending hallways and soft scratching behind closed doors.


Gatekeeper- Final Approach
Gatekeeper- Mirrors
Gatekeeper- Tides
Gatekeeper- Wave Design

If you're in the Chicago area I wouldn't miss this one...

And for fun, how about the trailer to one of my fave horror movies as a kid, The Gate.

Halloween PSA's

Halloween Safety Educational Film Part 1 (1977, Centron)

Halloween Safety Educational Film Part 2 (1977, Centron)

Halloween Safety Educational Film Part 1 (1985, Centron)

Halloween Safety Educational Film Part 2 (1985, Centron)

NYPD Public Access PSA

Public Access PSA

Geez parents, get over your fears. Some dude puts out some bad candy and generations of kids have to suffer. I really wish some ingenious candy company would come up with a needle layden candy apple for Halloween. It definitely would help to demystify this urban myth or exasperate it to the point of mass hysteria. Either way it's a win / win.

Just a Cat

What happened to these kinds of movies? When did they die? When did our attention spans become too short to watch films made up of short stories?

Creepshow, Cats Eye, Nightmares, The Twilight Zone Movie, Tales From the Darkside the Movie... I grew up on these movies and you know what? I miss em. George Romero and Stephen King are rumored to be working on a Creepshow remake/sequel but honestly, we know how that'll turn out. We need some new blood in there to work a little magic and bring something new to the genre. Any takers out there?

Kuruki- Just a Cat

Hong Kong Horror

A Chinese Ghost Story

Teasers 1/2/3/4/

A Chinese Ghost Story Part II

watch the whole movie here
part 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

Mr Vampire

watch the whole movie here
part 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

Encounter of the Spooky Kind

watch the whole movie here
part 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

Amor Peligrosa

talk about boner

Amor Peligrosa (Dangerous Love) By Michelle Silva


Starring Albert Reyes & Michelle Silva

Goodbye Horses

Buffalo Bill. How he's scarred us all with his post nitrous balloon inhalation voice and questionable fashion sense. Great taste in tunes though.

Q. Lazzarus- Goodbye Horses (Extended Version)
Q. Lazzarus- Goodbye Horses (Krikor Edit)

Oh and remember this little ditty by the Greenskeepers?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Love in the Dark

Ok people. This is what it's all about. I'm thrilled to be closing this month with an amazing mix from Odessa all the way from my hearts other home, Rotterdam. This italo-disco darling is one of the hottest figures to emerge from the ever growing Netherland scene. Her destinctive sound is unique amoung other italo disco revivalists. She has a sincere musical and technical appreciation for the genre which is apparent in her recent release on Disco Praline. If you haven't sought out her single "Polar Intrusion", do so now. This little space vixen is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Be on the lookout for her cover of Charlie's "Spacer Woman" as well as "Red Shoes", co-produced by legendary Clone artist, Alden Tyrell. These are definitely future floor killers!

I'm very happy to add Odessa's contribution to the Halloween juggernaut ARAWA has undertaken. I know I speak for Sean when I say we're very excited to share this mix with all of you.

Odessa - Special ARAWA Halloween mix

track list:
Whodini: Haunted House Rap
Whodini: Haunted House (Vocoder Version)
Arpanet: Event Horizon
Xalan: I Only Move For Money
Patrick Cowley: They Came at Night
Opperheimer Analysis: Devils Dancers
Kano - Ikeya-Seki
Oil & Ola: Just a Little Bit of Jazz
Experimental Products: Glowing in the Dark
Jamie Principal: Waiting on my Angel
K.Barre: Right by the Moon

Bloodsucking Cannibals

While not as successful or entertaining as their other two hit singles "I Eat Cannibals" and "Milk from the Coconut", Toto Coelo's desire to suck for fame is convincing in this obscure Halloween oddity.

Toto Coelo - Dracula's Tango
(Sucker For Your Love)

Demoni Dancing

This a must have for any Halloween disco mix. Claudio is a quasi-god in my book. Pick up almost any release and you'll agree, one of the best Italian exports ever.

Claudio Simmonetti - Demons (Evil Edit)

The Boogeyman

Whats up with the typo at the end? The Bogeyman? Is this a golf movie?

Electric Youth have done their best work yet, a thumping ominous rework of the theme from The Boogeyman. Check it out now at Valerie...

Electric Youth VS The Boogeyman


American Werewolf in London AKA Best movie ever.

The Howling

Silver Bullet

The Company of Wolves


And for post viewing, a little synthpop gem from '84 that asks a really stupid question.

Nicolai- Why Do the Wolves Wanna Kill Me?

Cuz you're tasty.


Remember, sometimes people aren't possessed. It could just be Tourettes.

Pulsallama- The Devil Live's in My Husband's Body

Catnip Treat

Garfield's Halloween Adventure

Part 1 / 2 /3

Experiments in Terror

From Other Cinema comes the nightmare opus, Experiments in Terror Vol 1 & 2
Amazing experimental and disturbing short films on the subject of terror. A must see

Dogs In Disguise

Thanks again to Silencefiction for sending these my way, and to his mother for sending them to him.