North Korea wakes its citizens with creepy dystopian music


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and Chicago’s tornado siren

Thanks a fucking lot. Now I got Pyramid Head stomping up and down my stairwell and the walls are rusty.


If I was able to consign millions to living in a recreation of Oceania, you’d better believe I’d wake them up every day with creepy dystopian music piped in through loudspeakers. What would be the point of being a totalitarian dictator if I didn’t do that?


Oh, North Korea, you’ve charmed me again!


Yet another standard of living the North Koreans have over the USA.


That’s totally designed to evoke a maudlin morning. Every morning.


N Korean X-Files


But how do you snooze?

Also, that tornado siren is going to keep me awake tonight and I don’t even live anywhere near the tornado zone. That is terrifying.


Well a lot of the creep factor is the non-Western scale, which, to be fair, probably sounds just duckie to Koreans.



Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble



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Scientology had better up their game in Clearwater Florida.


Now I know where all their electricity goes.


I … i liked it.


I mean, not every-morning-can’t-not-listen-to-it like it, but still.



Admit it! You're going to miss me when I'm gone!


Sounds like part of the soundtrack to a creepy Italian giallo horror movie (or a modern horror film referencing the same).