Saturday, August 15, 2009


Today I present you with the soundtrack to the Dario Argento film TENEBRE (1982) with music by GOBLIN ... well sort of (note that their names are listed on the CD artwork as opposed to the GOBLIN name). Despite that this basically is often contributed to GOBLIN since it is three of the four usual members. The score is a bit heavy on synthesizers with more electric "fake" drums than real drums (if it even has real drums which I think it does not) but it still manages to be a great soundtrack although it is a different experience from say PROFONDO ROSSO or DAWN OF THE DEAD or SUSPRIA etc.

This is the 1996 release by Cinevox with catalog code CD MDF 302 and is billed as "The Complete Original Motion Picture Sound Track" although Cinevox just very recently (within the last 2 years or so) did a re-release with a different catalog number BUT that re-release is exactly the same other than the packaging. The song list is the same and knowing Cinevox it is the exact same master used for this CD release I am posting now. One last thing I should note: the film is known as SHADOW in Japan and I believe that SHADOW is the literal English translation of the Italian word TENEBRE (sometimes spelled TENEBRAE) yet it was released in the USA with the original Italian title. Go figure.

Please note that I originally ripped this using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

Also included in the download are large TIFF images of the CD artwork along with smaller JPG images (such as the cover presented above) plus I embedded the smaller JPG image into each track so that you get a nice thumbnail image on your software/hardware player.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the Soundtrack Collector website:

01. Tenebre (04:33)
02. Gemini (03:08)
03. Slow Circus (02:28)
04. Lesbo (05:13)
05. Flashing (06:14)
06. Tenebre (Reprise) (04:08)
07. Waiting Death (04:13)
08. Jane Mirror Theme (01:59)
09. Flashing (Film Version) (02:42)
10. Gemini (Film Version Suite) (02:03)
11. Flashing (Intro Film Version) (00:50)
12. Gemini (Alternate Film Version Suite) (02:48)
13. Jane Mirror Theme (Film Version) (00:40)
14. Tenebre (Alternate Film Version) (00:57)
15. Slow Circus (Film Version Suite) (04:56)
16. Lesbo (Film Version) (03:52)
17. Tenebre Maniac (Spfx Bonus Track 1) (00:40)
18. Tenebre Remix (Bonus Track 2) (05:05)
19. Flashing Remix (Bonus Track 3) (05:28)

Total Duration: 01:01:57

Here is the RapidShare link ---> CLICK HERE to download

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!


  1. I would be fascinated to know why Agostino Marangolo did not contribute to this album and why its not labelled as a 'Goblin' release given the fact the lack of all four core members has never stopped something being called a 'Goblin' release (the most recent Simonetti-less tour a prime example).

    This is actually one of my favourite Goblin albums and definitely reflects Simonetti's Italo-disco/dance explorations at the time with elements from electro/hiphop most evident on tracks like 'Flashing' (even the title resonates an electro vibe).

    I know many Goblin fans of the more exclusive prog/metal/doom/drone variety who hate this album (along with the Squadra Antigangsters soundtrack) but as someone who equally loves prog and disco, this is a perfect blend.

    Perhaps the biggest irony (for those who dislike Tenebre) is the fact that this is the most well known Goblin album (or more specifically track) as a result of French electrorockers 'Justice' sampling the main Tenebre 'riff' for their 'Phantom' track a couple of years ago.

  2. I agree, this is a great blend of sinister/dancey. Thanks alot for this! It's a shame how many people credit Justice with that great mouthy synth line, bleh