It's been a long, long time since I've written about German director Jorg Buttgereit's (right) romantic-necrophile-gorror-psychologically-damaging Nekromantik films, but the time has come again. As XXX-disgusting and morbidly wrong as his films are, Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2 ARE respected as great horror movies, often by critics completely outside the horror genre. I have to agree. These flicks fucked me up good, but I've had to return for repeat viewings ever since my first exposure.
If you've never seen either of the Nekromantik films, well... I can't really recommend them to you in good conscience. But if you're the sort of person that enjoys genital mutilation, decapitation, severe visual trauma, and some good, old-fashioned corpsefucking, maybe you should check 'em out.
The soundtracks to said film were composed by one Hermann Kopp (left), an "electronic minimalist" who previously played in the industrial group Keine Ahnung. His piano-and-violin based compositions are interspersed with strange dronings, buzzing analog synthesizer and the sounds of bones being sawed, beds squeaking, and unidentified liquids dripping to the floor. Unsettling shit.
More recently (2007, in fact) Kopp released an album entitled Psicofonico, which was a study in abstract violin soundscapes conceptually based around Electronic Voice Phonemena. I am intrigued. Even though EVP is about 99.9% scam (or higher), it still creeps me out and I might have to look a little further into this whole thing...
HERMANN KOPP - NEKROMANTIK SOUNDTRACK (1987)
HERMANN KOPP - NEKROMANTIK 2 SOUNDTRACK (1991)
Buy 'em both in the excellent Nekronology compilation (which also includes the soundtrack to Buttgereit's Der Todesking) HERE
Hermann Kopp website