Music for #Halloween

Halloween Soundscape

Halloween Soundscape

As Halloween draws near and you’re reading spooky stories, decorating, and preparing to unsettle unwary trick-or-treaters, grab some eerie ambient Halloween Soundscape tracks to set the mood. I’ve piped it outside on Halloween night (gave the trick or treaters goosebumps), played it in the background inside, curled up reading a scary book while listening to Halloween Soundscape. It’s an evocative Halloween soundtrack for whatever your plans are. Track length makes Halloween Soundscape a bargain: the tracks are long, but album price is set based on the number of tracks, not the length of the album, so it’s a steal. 🙂

Try Before You Buy: You can stream the full Halloween Soundscape album in the sidebar. Read the liner notes as you listen. It’s available from iTunes, Amazon mp3, and other online stores.

A few years ago I used “The Monster Lives” in a video. This is one of the more subdued tracks on this spooky ambient album. Though the original inspiration for “The Monster Lives” was Frankenstein’s monster, the music works well for “sea monsters”, too!

Put on the headphones, turn out the lights and enjoy! 😀

The “season” for Halloween Soundscape is short so I appreciate you sharing links for the album, and writing reviews. This album’s success is largely dependent on word-of-mouth and social network sharing. I love seeing those shares on social networks! It makes things so much easier for me ’cause I’m not as comfortable flogging my albums and books as I need to be in the plugged in world. Virtual hugs for all those shares! 😀

I’m in the Top 10! Wheee!!

My birthday was this past Sunday and I got a special present: an email from Reverbnation telling me I hit their Top 10 list! Woo-hoo! 😀 I just had to share the joy with my fans here because YOU made it possible! I am nothing without you. I really appreciate your support: buying my music and telling your friends. I haven’t seen the hard stats yet, but I figure that it’s sales of my seasonal album, Halloween Soundscape,  that’s driving the numbers. I always get a “bump” in sales in the fall because the eerie ambient music fits well with dark rainy days, reading scary books (it was largely inspired by assorted bits of fiction), and of course plans for Halloween. I’ve piped it out on the porch to add an unsettling atmosphere for trick-or-treaters. It’s not a bad fit for setting the atmosphere of a Halloween reading, or party (depending on what kind of atmosphere you’re going for). It’s not some cheesy sound effects album (though it does have a sonic landscape the will raise goosebumps). Turn out the lights and listen on headphones for the best effect. 😉

It’s very different from my bouncier more sunny tunes and if you want some happy music to bop around to, most of my other albums are uptempo. Surprise me again and pick up some my “poppier” tracks this fall, too. After Halloween Soundscape, you’ll something to take you through to the spring! 🙂

Tell your friends and let’s keep this Top 10 thing going for a while!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (She says, bouncing, dancing, and laughing!)

Halloween Soundscape: Dark Ambient Music for Halloween

As Halloween draws near and you’re reading spooky stories, decorating, and preparing to unsettle unwary trick-or-treaters, grab some Halloween Soundscape tracks to set the mood. This isn’t some cheesy sound effects album—this is something you can listen to! 😀 I’ve piped it outside on Halloween night (gave the trick or treaters goosebumps), played it in the background inside, curled up reading a scary book with Halloween Soundscapeon the stereo. It’s an evocative Halloween soundtrack for whatever your plans are.

Try Before You Buy
You can stream the full Halloween Soundscape album in the sidebar. Read the liner notes as you listen. It’s available from iTunes, Amazon mp3, Napster, Rhapsody and mySpace Music.

If you already have my Halloween Soundscape album don’t forget to Share the links above with your friends! Or Share this post with the buttons at the bottom of the post!

Here’s a playlist of a couple of videos I did for Halloween Soundscape. New video: “The Monster Lives”! Note: The actual track for “The Witching Time” is much longer than the music in the video.) Track length is one of the things that makes Halloween Soundscape such a bargain: the tracks are long, but album price is set based on the number of tracks, not the length of the album, so it’s a steal. 🙂

New Video: The Monster Lives

I’ve done a new video for a track on my Halloween Soundscape album. This is one of the more subdued tracks on this spooky ambient album. Though the original inspiration for “The Monster Lives” was Frankenstein’s monster, the music works well for “sea monsters”, too!

Put on the headphones, turn out the lights and enjoy! 😀

The “season” for Halloween Soundscape is short and it takes time for this video to percolate through the networks so… Please, share! 😀

If you haven’t heard/bought Halloween Soundscape, you can stream the full album (hopefully as a prelude to buying it!) in the sidebar. Read the liner notes as you listen.

Halloween Goodies

Things are happening so fast that I can hardly keep up! Especially since I was out of the country on vacation for a week! While I was in London, distribution of three of my novels as ebooks took a giant leap forward. All three are now available from Barnes & Noble and the iBook store for iPad, as well as Amazon US & UK. They’re also available from Smashwords and two of the three are in the Kobo book store. Just search “Ainy Rainwater”. That’s my nom de plume. 🙂 Or click one of the links below. 🙂 One is sci-fi, one horror, and one “cozy” mystery. Something for almost everyone. I’ve been scrambling to get the word out, so please tell all your ebookworm friends. 🙂

Mystery: The Malice Plant, Ainy Rainwater Amazon Kindle Store (US)Amazon Kindle UK, Smashwords, Apple’s iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes and Noble

Horror: Miasma, Ainy Rainwater Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Apple’s iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes and Noble.

Science Fiction: In The Hands Of Time, Ainy Rainwater Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Apple’s iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes and Noble.

Also, don’t forget…Halloween is coming up…if you already have my Halloween Soundscape album, I know you’ll be playing it again, but don’t forget to tell your friends! It’s available from iTunes, Amazon mp3, Napster, Rhapsody and mySpace Music. Share the links with your friends!

I’ve been sharing on Facebook. If you want to connect there you can Like Gymshoes (music) Ainy Rainwater (ebooks) or beFriend me (Ainy Rainwater). My Truant Disposition blog is a bit more personal and writer-oriented if you just want to read some posts that don’t have me waving my arms and nattering on about new releases (like I do here). 😉

Miasma

My horror novel, Miasma, is now available as an ebook from Kindle (US) and Amazon UK. Also availableas a multi-format ebook from Smashwords.  You can download a looong excerpt from Smashwords, too.

It’s in the distribution pipeline for all the other major bookstores. I’m expecting both Miasma and my sci-fi novel, In The Hands Of Time, to hit the iBookstore, Kobo and some other online outlets in the next 1-2 weeks, then Borders and Barnes and Noble sometime after that.

My Halloween Soundscape album makes a good soundtrack to listen to while reading Miasma, especially the later parts of the book. It’s available from iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon mp3, Napster and MySpace Music.

Three Years Ago Today!

Three years ago today Halloween Soundscape was released and I’m astonished at its popularity. It sells year ’round and has so far outsold all other albums and EPs. I’m gratified, thankful that the years of hard work I put into this project is being rewarded. It’s dark, ambient music—not my usual thing, but good not only for haunted houses & scaring trick-or-treaters (one little kid that came to my house scolded me for playing scary music!), but also for rainy days and nights reading scary novels. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that it sells all year since it’s sort of a soundtrack album for books. Many of the tracks are based on scary classics. If you’re not familiar with it, you canread the liner notes and stream the album in the widget sidebar. (I’ve moved it up to the top for the fall season.)

The album is available for download from major online stores (iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon mp3, Napster and MySpace Music). If you like ebooks, a horror novel I wrote some years ago will be coming out as an ebook this month! It would go well with Halloween Soundscape. Look for an announcement of the publication of Miasma within the next couple of weeks!