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“Funeral for What Might Have Been”

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With its latest album, Trey Spruance’s unparalleled Secret Chiefs 3 set its sights on the Italian giallo horror/erotica genre of the 1960s and ’70s. This masterful album encapsulates 30 brief, often abstract film cues that sonically invoke images of bloodcurdling terror — as well as moments of passive tranquility.

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