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No Country Music for Old Men

By Kedbreak136 on August 16, 2020 2:37 am

Alright, pardon the cringy pun in the title. I got to watch No Country For old Men at last and loved the tension and presence of the killer, Anton, played by Javier Bordeem. The track started with the intention of mimicking his awkward unnerving presence but then veered into more horror territory so I decided to take it further and try to play around with sounds that are generally unnerving. Dissonant strings, reverted whispers, violins screech, etc etc.


The following video was also very inspiring, I had forgotten how much of The Shining scare was due to its audio design.

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August 17, 2020 12:07 am

That piano at the end that morphs into that metallic sound gives me all sorts of NiN feels. Great job. Certainly nailed the horror vibe.

August 17, 2020 12:07 am

I remember when I saw No Country For Old Men in the theater and there was just such a palpable sense of unease every time he came on screen.  That's one of the best parts of that movie.  I'm not sure I've ever felt that much tension just from a character appearing.  You've definitely done a good job of capturing that uneasy tense feeling here.  It would be good horror movie music for sure.

August 17, 2020 12:57 am

It does sound a movie scene! The instruments all are used so well to make a cool suspense feeling. I especially like the violin ambient and your piano in the end.

August 17, 2020 11:24 am

Great film and great bit of music here.  Some very enjoyable tension.
I actually saw the film with a live score last February/March.  An Aussie group called Tropical Fuckstorm did it. 

August 17, 2020 1:09 pm

All the elements you are coming out with, are "horrible". Just perfect to make a scary, frightening soundtrack. Except the piano, that sounds sweet and non-threatening. well done.

August 17, 2020 3:26 pm

Nice work, very interesting from the start to the end of the track.

August 17, 2020 3:50 pm

so suspenseful! wow, this is perfectly creepy :grimace:

August 17, 2020 3:51 pm

ooh you had me at that bass. Love the textures when it all starts to hit at about the 48 second mark. As a big horror fan I gotta say this whole thing is absolutely wonderful

August 17, 2020 4:17 pm

Hammer + Nail. Done. The movement in this song is spot on. When the piano come in, I felt the severity of this track coming together. Like the piano was when the tension is realized by the audience.

August 18, 2020 3:02 am

August 18, 2020 11:12 pm

Chilling, and very suspenseful. Nice work!

August 20, 2020 12:53 am
hent03 wrote:

That piano at the end that morphs into that metallic sound gives me all sorts of NiN feels. Great job. Certainly nailed the horror vibe.

I pondered taking that piano out. It felt more nostalgic than creepy and could be used in a westworld inspired track. On the other hand, leaving it in this track absolutely does not prevent me from re-using it in a future track. smile


CosmicCairns wrote:

I remember when I saw No Country For Old Men in the theater and there was just such a palpable sense of unease every time he came on screen.  That's one of the best parts of that movie.  I'm not sure I've ever felt that much tension just from a character appearing.  You've definitely done a good job of capturing that uneasy tense feeling here.  It would be good horror movie music for sure.

Javier Bordeem brings such an intensity to the character, this was really hypnotic. That was a great movie, playing on the audience's expectations.


Alette wrote:

It does sound a movie scene! The instruments all are used so well to make a cool suspense feeling. I especially like the violin ambient and your piano in the end.

Thank you!


rdomain wrote:

Great film and great bit of music here.  Some very enjoyable tension.
I actually saw the film with a live score last February/March.  An Aussie group called Tropical Fuckstorm did it.

I would pay a lot of money to watch a movie with a live score performed by a group called Tropical Fuckstorm!


Q-Rosh wrote:

All the elements you are coming out with, are "horrible". Just perfect to make a scary, frightening soundtrack. Except the piano, that sounds sweet and non-threatening. well done.

djippy wrote:

Nice work, very interesting from the start to the end of the track.

codydjango wrote:

so suspenseful! wow, this is perfectly creepy :grimace:

scottux wrote:

ooh you had me at that bass. Love the textures when it all starts to hit at about the 48 second mark. As a big horror fan I gotta say this whole thing is absolutely wonderful

Anon_Buster wrote:

Hammer + Nail. Done. The movement in this song is spot on. When the piano come in, I felt the severity of this track coming together. Like the piano was when the tension is realized by the audience.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Chilling, and very suspenseful. Nice work!

Thank you very much for your comments! I am glad everybody found this creepy!






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August 20, 2020 1:11 pm

Damn I was such a wuss during that movie.  Something about his hair and that airgun scared the crap outta me yikes  Love the bass sound in this.  It has that "badass dude approaching" feel to it.  The high pitched warble is unnerving in that good horror way.  Nice work!

August 23, 2020 2:15 pm

Great stuff, hit that unnerving chigurh/shining vibe for sure! Some bits in there could definitely have slotted right into the score for the shining and I'd be none the wiser.

rdomain wrote:

I actually saw the film with a live score last February/March.  An Aussie group called Tropical Fuckstorm did it.

I caught that show too! Was such a cool way to rewatch this classic.

August 31, 2020 2:02 am

Damn man, that trill sound at 0:30 is wild.  I absolutely love it.  Nice work on the rest of the song too, very suspenseful and ominous.   

September 9, 2020 10:07 pm

This is REALLY STRESSFUL.  I can practically see this montage of horror film sequences - great stuff!  Piano break is good.  A false sense of security.

I was also inspired by No Country For Old Men - the end credits start in silence and that soft shaker slowly fades in - so haunting.  No Country end credit song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShUc6gto4sQ

my WB from 2016 that ends with a shaker fade in: https://weeklybeats.com/orangedrink/music/sly-deal

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