The third RUNNERS Monthly Marathon mp3 mix has been made by Leon. Enjoy…
MAGMA – Liriïk Necronomicus Kanht
CLARK – Beg
CEEPHAX ACID CREW – Cedric’s Sonnet
APHEX TWIN – Windowlicker
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH – Ping Island Lightning Strike Rescue
GOBLIN – Suspiria
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Magma is French. Is space rock. Is fucking awesome. This track is taken from their seventh studio album Attahk, and is one of those tracks that make your arse shake whilst your hand strokes your chin pondering the tricky beats and arrangement until that falsetto kicks in and melts your mind. Dom put me on to this band a few months back (cheers fella, why’d you wait so long?), and I’ve been blasting their music into my ears ever since. They were formed by drummer Christian Vander in 1969 as a “vision of humanity’s spiritual and ecological future“. Now that’s a plan! The genius is, Vander invented a “constructed language” that he called Kobaïan. Listen to this track and try and figure it out for yourself.
After something that is new to me, I’m going straight to the music I love and that never leaves my ears. Acid house, electro, techno… It has a load of names and a load of great artists that for the last twelve years or more have made me smile, dance and think. Clark’s Turning Dragon album is one of those albums that will need a few listens, but it creeps under your skin and by the time Beg kicks in, you’ve either fallen in love or you’re running for the hills. This track is brutal. The sound of being kicked in the dick repeatedly by a champion stallion. I don’t recommend you go out and try that, but you should definitely seek out Clark and his fantastic musical mind. It all sounds familiar, whilst being new and fresh. Get this tune in your headphones on your way to work. It works a treat.
Ceephax Acid Crew is Andy Jenkinson. He has a famous brother. If you don’t know who that is, I suggest you look it up yourself. I chose this brother because he’s drops more acid. Cedric’s Sonnet is the first track off his latest album, United Acid Emirates (you see what he’s done there). This is definitely his most accessible and most consistent album and this track is a great opener. Get your dancing shoes on!
I had to put a track by this guy on here. He was the first for me and is probably the first for most folk. He is the Godfather of the British techno scene. He has two hits that everybody talks about, and in my humble opinion Windowlicker is the best. This is pop music with a sense of humour, and a J-Lo dance routine she must wish her choreographer had come up with. If you’ve not seen the video, check it out. Fantastic work by Chris Cunningham, who is perhaps one of the most under-rated directors Britain has produced. Aphex Twin people…
Now to end, I bring you my next love – film, and more specifically, the soundtracks which really make the films and television shows. Mark Mothersbaugh’s work with Wes Anderson is some of his finest (sorry Devo fans, they are really good too) and this track taken from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is fun, fun, fun. Set to a scene that ends quite traumatically and is a huge turning point in the film, I love the way he hasn’t lost any of that special inventiveness and excitement at finding new sounds , or old sounds too manipulate. The extra on the DVD where Mark is interviewed is brilliant and a must see if you’re a bit of a geek and love synths.
The last track is a nod to Dario Argento’s beautiful, mesmerising and somewhat scary Suspiria. I love horror films. This is the title track from the film by the aptly named Italians, Goblin, who have recently been sampled and name checked by pretty much every modern dance troupe. This track is typical of Goblin and it sounds like you’re watching the film. It’s haunting and rocking. I love it. If you want to hear or know more about them you can find it on t’internet. For now just sit back and listen to this haunting masterpiece.