‘Horrific stories beautifully told’ – The Undercover Soundtrack, Dave Newell

for logoI’m delighted that this week’s guest has included Olafur Arnalds’s album Living Room Songs in his Soundtrack. I discovered it from another guest here, and it got me like a snakecharmer’s pipe. While I’ve been mainlining it to brainstorm The Mountains Novel, my latest guest has been using it to create an environment of conspiracy, calm and sexual tension for his novel Red Lory. He says he puts music on to act as a metronome, guiding his voice while he concentrates on the  sentence formation and world-building. He’s also inspired by the way songwriters pack so much into a tight space, which drives him to make his prose more vibrant and potent. He is literary novelist Dave Newell and he’s on the Red Blog with his Undercover Soundtrack.

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  1. #1 by acflory on November 14, 2013 - 12:01 am

    Thank you for introducing me to another wonderful young composer! I’d never heard of Olafur Arnalds before. His Living Room Songs are just lovely.

    • #2 by rozmorris @NailYourNovel @ByRozMorris on November 14, 2013 - 12:18 pm

      ac, you are in for such a treat. Put him on the headphones and see what he does to your creativity.

      • #3 by acflory on November 14, 2013 - 12:56 pm

        lol – don’thave headphones but I’ll turn the speaker up!

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