One of my favourite quotes comes from Clive Barker’s fantastic fairy tale about good and evil, about the struggle of minorities, the fear of the unknown and the horrible evil that is in us all:
To be able to fly? To be smoke? Or a wolf?
To know the night and live in it forever. That’s not so bad.
You call us monsters. But when you dream,
you dream off lying and changing…
and living without death.
In the early 90s was a time of orientation for me. Maybe that’s why I find it so difficult to identify with the later artworks. Danny Elfman became the most important composer for me at the time. So it was the study of his work that brought me to „Nightbreed“. At that time I had not yet realized the connection with Clive Barker, whose „Hellraiser“ I had already devoured again and again and which inspired my imagination. Both works belonged to the flickering narratives, which inspired me for the inseparable symbiosis between picture and sound, film and music. So you could say it was a crucial experience.
Nightbreed (Original 1990 Score)[Vinyl LP] has a very good quality and it is a pleasure to rediscover this classic. Again and again, I notice on LPs that you discover sounds and gimmicks in the music that you weren’t so much aware of before. This is either because of the scale of an LP or because of conscious listening, which is not always the case with a quick click in iTunes or on a CD.
In this case, there are also some fantastic artworks on the cover, inside the gatefold cover or on the „Supplement“. Besides the great music, the LP is a total work of art that takes you back to the golden times of the monster horror of Clive Barker. When you look at the director’s cut of the visually stunning, epic battle between good and evil, no wish remains unfulfilled.