Though I’ve never been the type to go as far as buying instrumental soundtrack CDs, I’ve always had a warm spot for music in film. Particularly compositions that treat my head like a heavy-bag, slamming left hook after right uppercut square onto my cerebellum until I’m left feeling like Italian ice left out in August. The sounds heard frequently in foreign horror films, or international mind-fuckers in general.
And now I’m launching a new column that’ll act as a fugazi listening session. Expect plenty of Goblin in the future. Props if you know who Goblin is.
Such as this spinner from France’s crown twister Gaspar Noe’s I’ll-fuck-you-Sir-Viewer-until-you-love-me Irreversible. The wonderfully-guilty piece: this record-spinning-backward effect that’s heard for a solid 10-15 minutes early on as we’re given a sodomy-laced tour of dude-ful nightclub La Rectum, Noe’s camera whirling and swerving at a frantic clip. In the film’s context, the scene is Noe’s first round knockout, his way of coming out swinging like Tyson on speed before the viewer can even discern what’s being seen. After a few minutes of this musical massacre, you’ll feel as if sirens have become embedded into your lobes.
Prepare to submit to composer Thomas Bangalter’s audio gangrape, after the jump:
And, in case that video goes down at some point:
SAME SONG HERE: Thomas Bangalter -- Rectum