Greetings and salutations, Apparition Lit Readers and Submitters!
When you read a story, does the imagery play in your mind? Do you see lush, cinematic scenes of plot points, the faces of characters, and the fragments of settings? But most of all…do you hear the music? The background sound of your imagined film…an atmospheric and important part of building the story for yourself as you read..?
Here at Apparition Lit, the jury is still out as to whether or not listening to music while reading helps, or hinders, our understanding of a story. I am not a fan of silence (a symptom of my full-time anxiety brain) and so I always have something playing in the background. And sometimes I hear a song and I think “Yes…this is the soundtrack of this piece.”
In celebration of our upcoming Contamination issue, I’ve collected a series of songs that I think set the scene right and brought them all together on one Spotify playlist.
Listen to this playlist here, and be contaminated…
Here are some of my selected favorites:
There’s Something Dark ushers you into this issue…
Now, all that said and done, this is my interpretation of the pieces we will be releasing in this issue. As a fan of music, I know the experience of certain sounds is highly subjective, and I’m looking forward to hearing about what our authors, and readers, think.
When the issue drops, give the playlist a listen, and then share with me your thoughts about if I got it right, or if something’s missing.
Until next time, friends!