Fire Temple

Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud.

“Bobby Krlic has been crafting ominous, atmospheric work as the Haxan Cloak for ten years, so it’s no surprise his first stab at a horror-film score is so masterful.

The director Ari Aster listened to Krlic’s music while writing the script for Midsommar (his follow-up to last year’s brilliant, slow-burning psychological horror breakout Hereditary). Aster decided who better to write the soundtrack than his muse, and the result is transfixing, gorgeous, and terrifying at once. Even without the film, Krlic’s revelatory work stands on its own.” Margaret Farrell, Pitchfork. 

Having just seen Midsommar, I can tell you the film is mesmerizing to look at. It’s like a technicolor dream. Director Ari Aster, and cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski are true visual artists. The shimmering major key music alludes to the rotting façade of the commune and creates a sense of unease.

This guitar arrangement is a snapshot of the final motif, Fire Temple.

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Gear used

For, Fire Temple, I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar. For a current list of my gear, click here.

Spotify and streaming

You can find my personal music on Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, and all streaming services:

Evan on Spotify

Evan on Apple

The Intellimusica Spotify Playlist: Ethereal & Cinematic Music
(This is music that I’ve played and intend to play on Intellimusica. It flows beautifully — and additionally works as music for focus, meditation, and relaxation.)

How to play Fire Temple | fingerstyle guitar

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This song is relatively easy to play. However, it’s best suited for intermediate guitar players. You’ll never have more that two fingers fretting the guitar, but its requires a certain finesse and agility to play in time. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The guitar tab is beautifully written across two pages. It’s essentially one long passage that you’ll play twice.

Midsommar: Fire Temple | fingerstyle guitar

Fire Temple is played in a low open tuning — as indicated in the guitar tab: B F# C# F# F# C#. Not sure what to call this. Maybe C# suspended?

Though not quite as low, this tuning might be more doable for your guitar: C G D G G D

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Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.