27 April 2011

Secrets Of The Chasm

BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21: The 1979 21st Anniversary disc is probably my favourite RW album. It was also the hardest one to track down, at a realistic price that is. A companion programme was produced at the time for Radio 3 and can currently be listened to courtesy of Cottage Of Electric Hell! Well worth checking out, it's quite brilliant.


Moon Wiring Club ~ Sly Gavotte

From the forthcoming souvenir album Somewhere a Fox is Getting Married, limited to 450 vinyl. Apply to have one delivered post-haste to your domicile here.

25 April 2011

Space Themes

The cover says it all and Mat Irvine's sleeve notes say the rest. Bonus track: Relive those days of the white heat of technology with the Tomorrow's World theme ringtone!


22 April 2011

No.19 - Metebelis III Atmosphere

To celebrate its imminent return to our observation screens, here's No.19: Doctor Who Sound Effects. Of all my Radiophonic collection ripped so far I'm afraid this is in the least best condition. I've done the best I can restoration wise, but there are still clicks and pops in places. It's interesting to reflect how menacing and otherworldly the show sounds circa 1978 in comparison to the sonic blandness of the orchestrafillinginallthegapssothatyoucanbarelybreath approach favoured by more recent regenerations.

This album has been re-released and is therefore no longer available for download via this blog.

14 April 2011

"I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing"

A Mermaid (1900) J W Waterhouse

Q: What could be a better way to spend half an hour or so of your time than listening to Janet Ellis as she investigates the power of the mermaid image and its origins?

A: Not much.


12 April 2011

Into The Music Library

On your Big British Castle iPlayer now and for a further 7 days. Do not miss.

Trunk Records

11 April 2011

First Orbit

On 12th April 2011 it will be 50 years to the day since Yuri Gagarin climbed into his space ship and was launched into space. It took him just 108 minutes to orbit Earth and he returned as the World's very first space man.
To mark this historic flight we have teamed up with the astronauts onboard the International Space Station to film a new view of what Yuri would have seen as he travelled around the planet.
Weaving these new views together with historic voice recordings from Yuri's flight and an original score by composer Philip Sheppard, we have created a spellbinding film to share with people around the World on this historic anniversary.

8 April 2011

Time Warp Start, Run, Stop


Out Of This World Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop (1976). Spooky, atmospheric, ambient, eccentric. Great stuff. Ripped @ 320kbps as individual tracks.


Listen to the Unmann-Wittering Out Of This World compilation. Very nice.

6 April 2011

No. 26 - Dodecahedron Energy Beams

Sound Effects No.26 Sci-Fi Sound Effects (1981) . A classic and home of "The core, a huge evergrowing pulsating brain which rules from the centre of Ultraworld". Ripped @ 320 kbps into individual tracks. Enjoy.