If there was a single song that expressed how I feel when I think of the World of Yezmyr, it would surely be Leng Tch'e by Naked City. Luckily, there's a whole bunch of other songs that collectively paint a picture of Yezmyr in my mind's ear. To that end, I've put together a soundtrack for the next gaming session. It's atmospheric, otherworldly, and more than a little creepy. I'm putting it out there because I suspect other people find these sorts of things interesting. I know I certainly do.
  1. Catacombs, Heretic (Naked City, 1992)
  2. Une Correspondance, Absinthe (Naked City, 1993)
  3. Back Through the Looking Glass, Heretic (Naked City, 1992)
  4. Three Preludes Op. 74 — Tres Lent, Contemplaif, Grand Guignol (Naked City, 1992)
  5. Fleurs du Mal, Absinthe (Naked City, 1993)
  6. Leng Tch'e, Black Box (Naked City, 1990)
  7. Grand Guignol, Grand Guignol (Naked City, 1992)
  8. Notre Dame de L'Oubli (For Olivier Messiaen), Absinthe (Naked City, 1993)
  9. White and Lazy (Homecoming), Filmworks 1986-1990 (John Zorn, 1997)
  10. The Golden Boat (Turntable Mix), Filmworks 1986-1990 (John Zorn, 1997)
  11. Yoga Dollar, Nani Nani (John Zorn, 1995)
  12. The Golden Boat (Theme), Filmworks 1986-1990 (John Zorn, 1997)
  13. New Jersey Scum Swamp, Black Box (Naked City, 1990)
  14. The Toll, Buried Secrets (Painkiller, 1991)
  15. Gob of Spit, Black Box (Naked City, 1990)
Finding all of these songs might prove troublesome—my musical tastes are more than a little esoteric. Luckily, you can get most of them from Tzadik, John Zorn's record label. (Confirmed: I just checked the Tzadik catalog. While not all of the releases are still available individually, all of the songs can be obtained from the various available collections.)


  1. Nice! I put together a playlist for a recent pulp skirmish game that was heavy on Naked City, Barry Adamson, Jerry Goldsmith and all the classic Film Noir Composers.

  2. What? No Black Eyed Peas, I Gotta Feeling?


  3. Well, I did manage to find my pulp soundtrack list (perfectly sequenced, of course):

    Shadow Radio Show Intro - Orson Wells
    White Heat - Max Stiener
    Brute Force - Miklós Rózsa
    Scene Of The Crime - André Previn
    North By Northwest -Bernard Herrman
    LA Confidential - Jerry Goldsmith
    Touch Of Evil - Joseph Gershenson
    Arabesque - Henry Mancini
    Toss Me A Scalpel - Leith Stevens
    Experiment In Terror - Kai Winding
    The Swinging Detective - Barry Adamson
    The Boss - Joseph Gershwin
    The Killer - Lalo Schifrin
    Prison Break - Irving Joseph
    Shoot To Kill - Quincy Jones
    Hammer Blow - Skip Martin
    Frankie Machine - Elmer Bernstien
    Under Wraps - Barry Adamson
    Green Hornet - Al Hirt
    A Shot In The Dark - John Zorn
    The Horror - RJD2