Monday, April 6, 2009

Lucifer - Black Mass (1971)

How Mort Garson Inspired Nightmare City Halloween

This is the album that started it all for me!

In 1973 I worked at "Scream In The Dark", Tulsa's ultimate Halloween haunted house attraction. Every night, all night long, the most incredible music played throughout the entire house. It was a cassette tape, looping the album "Black Mass" by Lucifer (Mort Garson), an incredible electronic music tour de force. I thought it was the most incredible music I had ever heard and that's when my love of Halloween music was born.

1. Solomon's Ring
2. The Ride Of Aida (Voodoo)
3. Incubus
4. Black Mass
5. The Evil Eye
6. Exorcism
7. The Philosopher's Stone
8. Voices Of The Dead (The Medium)
9. Witch Trial
10. ESP

Composed by Mort Garson.


  1. What happened to your images? They're all stretched out vertically.


  2. I only came across this last week through a badly ripped 128 copy so I am overjoyed at seeing this in all its 320 glory and with great covers! That must have been some wild haunted house attraction in early seventies Tulsa, I can imagine a whole generation of kids who went through the ride forever imprinted by Mort!

    All the images look good to me, I can see no vertical distortion.

  3. Even after so many years and so much more electronic music to be released, this is still an incredible album!!

  4. This looks really neat, thank you very much!

  5. I had this album and the Unexplained album in the mid 70's and was fascinated by not only the album art, but the strange music within. I was only 9 years old, but this album and Isao Tomita left a huge impression on me....40 years later!

  6. are these albums available to download on here somewhere...?