Who is Zombie Sam?
Domenico Mungo aka Zombie Sam is a London-based non active Orchestra Conductor and eccentric music producer.
What Music did Zombie Sam Produce/Release?
Zombie Sam emerged from the shadows in 2011 as a solo artist with his very own style. By 2012, his band of one had evolved into a talented trio. While the band as a whole developed the music, Sam took care of compositions, orchestrations, all instruments and additional vocals.
What is Zombie Sam’s Music Background?
Sam “The Halloween Man” is an educated, experienced and wonderfully eccentric artist, who has a proven background of working as a soundtrack and music producer, one who developed his own sound after many years or research, studies and travels.
In addition to his experiences as a soundtrack and music producer, which he perfected over many years, Sam also proudly graduated from the Giuseppe Verdi’s Academy of Music with Honours and had the great privilege of learning from the legendary orchestral conductor, Claudio Abbado.
On his journey, Sam’s life was changed by the inspiration he found in an eclectic range of composers, including Danny Elfman, John Williams, John Debney, Bill Conti, James Horner, Randy Edelman and more.
Each and every one of them played their part in encouraging Sam to have his own way of thinking and producing, and by teaching him that a score or a production does not always need to start from just a guitar riff.
Sam has many stylistic traits but one that is boldly notable to his audience is the way his music is orchestrated.
First and foremost, the “Halloween Man” sound is defined by Sam’s particular choice and combination of instruments. While setting the foundation of his music with a traditional strings, brass and woodwind orchestral palette, Sam will layer his sounds with a variation of bells and chimes, frequent use of the harp, and the enchanting sounds of women’s choirs.
The instrument choices are not arbitrary but serve the score. Bells and chimes, for example, add a touch of magic or perhaps a spooky phenomenon. Whilst women’s choirs can create an unpredictably excitable and mysterious feeling.
All of the above is complemented exceptionally by heavy guitar riffs.
Sam believes it is very important to keep a balance between orchestrations, electronics and the band (if the production is not a soundtrack) and his work clearly evidences that balance.