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Deep Space 13: Stephen Mallinder's Favourite Soundtracks
Sean Kitching , July 13th, 2022 09:30

Sean Kitching speaks to Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire and Wrangler about 13 of his favourite science fiction, horror and fantasty film soundtracks


The Haxan Cloak – Midsommar OST

There’s probably a whole Baker’s Dozen to be done about folk-horror soundtracks which are really amazing... Wicker Man, that type of thing. The Apostle was really good. Really dark, really trippy. Also I didn’t want every film to be old. And I do love Haxan Cloak. Haxan Cloak, which is Bobby Krlic, did the course that I teach on years ago — he’s a graduate of the Sound Arts course in Digital Music in its earlier days, which I didn’t know until recently. I chose this because I like Haxan Cloak and that film’s quite trippy. The whole look of the film is somewhere between a kind of a butter advert and some kind of gothic film, which is bizarre, I know. There are loads of others I probably would have chosen outside this. Like The Lighthouse soundtrack as well. If sci-fi has hit a brick wall in some respects as films, the darker noir gothic movies have really started to come into their own. I see more interesting films in that area now.