Oct 31, 2010

The devil has all the best IDM: Aphex Twin

Here I am, on Hallowe'en night, choosing my favourite IDM / electronica to accompany your fright-filled evening of pumpkin soup, bad clothes and legal doorstep extortion. See the other posts in this series here. See the introduction to the whole thing here.

Artist: Aphex Twin
Track: Come To Daddy
EP: Come To Daddy
Year: 1997

Yes, yes, I know it's obvious, and I did say I would post this in the small print under my introduction, but at no point in the history of electronic music video has there been a better mix of IDM and horror. The scary soul-eater! The screaming monster! Aphex Twin in a dress!

Even now, "come to daddy" continues to fail as my number one chat-up-line, but I'm still going to keep using it, dammit.

The playful skipping at 3.15 is a beautiful moment and a testament to director Chris Cunningham's genius attention to detail. And if you want to fast-forward to the screaming bit, it's after the 4.00 mark. You sick sausage, you.

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