23 February 2011

The Brigadier

"You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."

16 February 2011

No.23 - Forest Adagio

BBC Sound Effects Vol.23 Relaxing Sounds - This is worth hearing in particular for two icily ambient BBC Radiophonic works, by Messrs. Limb and Mills. Mills' 'Forest Adagio' is an extended and re-worked version of the track found on 'The Radiophonic Workshop' LP with added rainforest effects - far superior to one of those cheesy new age relaxation CDs mind you. The rest of the album is stereo field recordings some of which are binaural  so you'll want your cans on for this one. And relax...


The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

Soundtrack 7" to the Big British Castle mini-series from 1970. Performed by The Early Music Consort, directed by David Munrow

Reginald Gardiner - Trains

One of my earliest memories is listening to Mr Gardiner perform his 1937 children's favourite on this very 7". "Well folks, that's all: back to the asylum."