Friday, 14 November 2014

Alien Jams NTS Radio Sunday 30th

I have been asked back on to the NTS Radio Alien Jams show on Sunday 30th November at 5pm. I have sorted out a nice selection of music/records to play so if you get the chance do tune in for a listen.

Friday, 7 November 2014

This looks fantastic. Unearthing Forgotten Horrors

This looks fantastic. Aderlating, Kemper Norton, Soulless Party, Emily Jones, Septimus Keen. Screenings of Mumsy Nanny Sonny and Girly and Shockwaves, and selections from The Ghost Box Film Retrospective will be shown. Sadly there is no possible way that I can get along for the weekend, so best I check out Hotels ready for next years event.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Out Now Keith Seatman & Douglas E Powell My Morning Ritual


This collaboration came about after I made a visit to Douglas’s recording studio, Twister Valley Records in North Devon to spend the weekend immersed in music, writing and producing field recording’s whilst rambling the countryside and beaches of North Devon. The product of this weekend’s folly was ‘My Morning Ritual’, an electronica scene scape produced by Keith Seatman with words by Douglas E Powell which explores the beauty and ancient rural secrets of the surrounding North Devonshire countryside. I have since recorded another track with Doug and a 3rd might be in the pipeline. All these tunes should be on the next album due out sometime in 2015.
My Morning Ritual is available now on Bandcamp for the mighty price of 80p.

Friday, 26 September 2014

The Post Office Tower "Its not yours"

I recently found an old Postcard from 1967. 
It reminded me of how much I loved The Post Office Tower when I was growing up. 
For me it really was the future.
"It’s not yours. It was paid for by the British taxpayer, and given to you 
by Margaret Thatcher, and it wasn’t hers to give". 
Tony Benn MP

Monday, 8 September 2014

Test Transmission Archive Reel 18


Here we are coming into the Autumn, and I have managed to cobble together another mix. But what do we have on this one????? The Elephants Memory, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Justin Hopper, Wendy Craig, The Owl Service, Nino De Luca, Simon Heartfield and loads more. So there you are, and of you go now.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Firework Art, Mark Fleming

A recent present from my friend Mr Palmer the lovely Firework Art Book
and it is exactly what it says on the back cover and website.
An evocative look at a century of British fireworks and Bonfire Nights, seen through the artwork of their labels, posters and brochures
Copies still available from Amazon.




Wednesday, 9 July 2014

An email leads me to The Black Meadow

It all started with an email from Kevin Oyston (Soulless Party Tales from the Black Meadow)
"Can you contact Chris Lambert" (Tales from the Black Meadow Book)
So I sent Chris an email, he sent me one back.
"Would you like to take part in Songs from the Black Meadow"
Without any hesitation I said "YES"
Each week one of the fifteen artists from the Songs from the Black Meadow album is featured on the Songs from the Black Meadow blog page. From Sunday 16th to Sunday 22nd of June it was my turn to be featured. So if you want to delve into my past present and maybe a bit of my future then go to here and have a mooch. Chris Lambert recently recorded a mix for The Garden of Earthly Delights which can be heard here

Saturday, 28 June 2014

British Folk Art Tate Britain

This all looks rather interesting at The Tate Britain
Folk art has often been neglected in the story of British art: by uncovering this 
treasure trove of folk art objects, this exhibition asks why.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Threads BBC TV 1984

I recently re-watched the 1984 BBC production Threads. I remember watching Threads when it was first shown and must admit it scared the hell out of me. 30 years later and it still bothers me. I have no intention of outlining the whole story here, there is no point. But if for some reason you do not know what Threads is about here we go. Threads centers on life in and around Sheffield before (build up of hostilities), during (Nuclear Exchange) and after (immediate and 10 years). Threads is horrific, dark and down right disturbing. It is also happens to be as relevant today as it was in 1984. If you have never seen it, watch it nowThreads was nominated for 7 Bafta awards. In 1983 NATO held Operation Able Archer which resulted in the biggest Nuclear scare since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


After quite a long while here is Test Transmission Archive Reel 17. This time round we have music from Concretism, Gaslight Troubadours, Neal Hefti, Frowning Clouds, DJ Spooky, Camel, The Peddlers, Jonas Munk, Clothilde and quite a lot more. Until next time. TATA.










Monday, 19 May 2014

Around the Folly and Down Hill OUT NOW

At last the new Keith Seatman album Around the Folly and Down Hill has been released and is available to buy as CD (£6) or Digital download (£5) from Bandcamp. Been a bit of a while since the last one (17 months) but after a few probs and ups and downs its here.
The tracks are.--
The Inside Out Man, Future Usefulness & Happiness, Into the Well, A Specific Function, 
Hoops & Loops, Old Pepperbox, The Binocular Boy, Play by the River, 
Susan’s Always Strange, Reading the Signs, The Hunting Party, A Gathering of the Odd

written recorded and produced by keith seatman
all instruments keith seatman 
additional production jim jupp
mastering by jack packer

Around the Folly and Down Hill is available as a 
CD and Digital download from Bandcamp.
Released by: K.S.Audio 
Catalogue number: ksa 003
Release date: May, 2014