I’m not largely familiar with the music of Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda but I’ve enjoyed his scores for Roman Polanski’s films, including ‘Fearless Vampire Killers’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’. Today’s selection will be his hypnotic title for ‘Killers’. The vocals strike me as very powerful yet unhinged, like a gathering of holiday carolers who had their egg nog spiked with LSD.
Some might deem Komeda’s creepy “Lullaby” from ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ as more suitable for Halloween, but the ‘Killers’ piece has such a fun spirit—complimenting Polanski’s oddball 1967 comedy-horror—that I had to choose it over the former.
Nevertheless here’s “Lullaby” anyway:
Krzysztof Komeda - Lullaby (1968)