Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 137: Apprehension Engine (The Horror Episode!)

We got through the first show upon our return from hiatus with minimal scrapes, so we just enough confidence to keep going with episode 137. And as part of our new approach, each show will continue to be thematic in its approach. Our topic this time? Horror.

We’ll cover everything from the death of zombie film god George Romero to something called The Apprehension Machine, a creation by Tony Duggan-Smith and Mark Korven, which is used to make scary sounds for scary music. That’s what you see in the album art for this week’s show.

Another topic will include the music inspired by horror films: Goth, horrorcore, psychobilly and Kate Bush (wait–what?). And have you ever wondered how sound effects creators come up with that stabby sound of a knife going through a skull? If that’s not gross enough, we can teach you how to make a very realistic gurgling blood sound.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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