Music is a vital addition to a narrative. The vision of Haunted Hills is to create experiences through our storytelling. Sounds and music help us take listeners on an audible journey. Helping you feel the vibe of the town even if you never set foot there.
The vibe of Haunted Hills sound
Haunted Hills podcast sound is of gothic romanticism. Although as you listen to the podcast you will notice this is not a hard and fast rule. There are a few reasons for this:
- Create the right vibe or historical sound reflecting the town and time.
- To use songs introducing people from different countries with music adding depth.
- Helping with transitions because the stories move quickly.
Here is the music that makes Haunted Hills
Episode 1: Haunted Hills.
This episode relies on the theme song, which was written with the vibe of the place.
Episode 2: Brown Coal Mine History
Episode 3: Brown Coal Mine Crime
Episode 4: Brown Coal Mine Ghost
This has the regular music in it, including Auld Lang Syne, and the ghost introduction music.
Episode 5: Rosedale History
Episode 6: Rosedale Crime
Episode 6b: Rosedale Bushranger
No music except the Haunted Hills Theme music.
Episode 7: Rosedale Ghost
Not all of these songs are used in their entirety or as they were published here. Some were slowed, speed up to create and add to the story.
Episode 7b: The gentlemanly bushranger
In a Patreon exclusive episode 7b, The Gentlemanly Bushranger utilised Beyond the Warriors by Guifrog at times, including an adaption created specifically for the bushranger. Beyond the Warriors by Guifrog is licensed under an Attribution 3.0 International License.
The adaption I made using Beyond the Warriors by Guifrog was:
Episode 8: Traralgon History
The sound of Traralgon – Highway Wildflowers from the YouTube Library.
Episode 8b: Traralgon more history
Episode 9: Traralgon True Crime
It’s interesting that the Belgian Day Poem comes up in the crime story – but when you hear the episode it makes sense why I used the poem in this episode.
A Belgian Day Poem is read and performed by me. It was written by Mollie Bawn from Yass New South Wales. I underscored the reading with the Belgian Anthem.
Belgian Anthem – La Brabançonne
Belgian Day Poem
Swiss Anthem – Swiss Psalm
This is not a popular anthem. As the podcast gains in popularity and increases in finance, we would like to buy, license more popular musical options which are better representations to tell small-town stories.
Pride of Australia 1914 by Reginald Stoneham 1897 1942
In this episode, I mixed it and did not use the full clip. It is also cut up throughout a few parts of the episode. Stoneham, Reginald A. A. 1914, Pride of the nation the national march of Australia for piano Deluy, Sydney viewed 28 May 2020 http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-178015862
9b Traralgon Crime Episode
Repeated the music from Episode 9 Traralgon Crime.
10 Traralgon Ghost
Same as other ghost episodes and highway wildflowers, the sound of Traralgon.
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