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Earthly Delights: Konx-Om-Pax's Favourite Music
Christian Eede , June 27th, 2019 11:32

Christian Eede speaks to Scottish producer Konx-Om-Pax about his love of 808s and his new album on Planet Mu, as well as his favourite music, from Autechre to Popol Vuh, Kode9 to Gas, Regis to happy hardcore mixes by Scott Brown

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Popol Vuh - Nosferatu: The Vampyre (Original Soundtrack)

Hearing this is one of the first and only times that music has really terrified me. There’s a funny story that when I was living with my friend Guy Veale, he woke me up one morning just playing this really loudly in the living room. I woke up in absolute terror. I’ve never felt that scared in my life because of that synth that runs through it, so I just woke up with goosebumps not knowing what’s going on. [Nosferatu] is one of my favourite films of all time as well. I discovered [Popol Vuh] via [Werner] Herzog’s stuff, but I’d been listening to a lot of that German ‘Kraut’ stuff for a while - people like Cluster and Harmonia. I think partly the romanticism of that scene drew me to Berlin as well - that certain era of music. It’s really beautiful, pretty music that sounds like the countryside to me.