Under the last golden light of day, when the sun casts long shadows through the woodland underbrush, whimsical creatures emerge from their cover to dance in secret around the old oak tree… this is what Thom Yorke’s latest release ‘Suspirium’ conjures in my mind each time I listen.
However, what ‘Suspirum’ is actually, is the first song in the soundtrack to Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 reboot of 1970’s cult horror, Suspiria.
The chilling sway of the piano and hypnotic undulations of the flute weave a sorrowful tapestry to which Yorke’s eternally distressed vocal is the complementing ingredient.
Thom Yorke – ‘Suspirium’
What are you reminded of when you listen to ‘Suspirum’?