Oct 31, 2010

The devil has all the best IDM: Murcof

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: Murcof
Track: Rostro
Album: Remeberanza
Year: 2005

Sometimes, the spookiest material is seemingly innocuous. In this video, a bloke wakes up to glorious sunshine, puts on his favourite jumper and spends a day with his rollerskating duck chicken girlfriend.

It has some lovely touches (the writhing duvet, the hands creeping around the torso, the blurry glass face) and, like a great horror movie, it doesn't end well.

But more importantly, Murcof's music is so delicate, so dark and so downbeat, no Hallowe'en would be complete without it.

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