Sunday, 30 September 2018

Test Transmission Archive Reel 34

Been quite a while since my last Test Transmission Archive Reel, and to be honest probably the last one for 2018. Will def be more in 2019, just a tad busy at the mo working on 10in ep release and new album. So this time round to keep you all going through the Autumn and Winter you have XTC, Mary Hopkin, Darren Burn, Revbjelde, Richard Dawson, Paddy Kingsland, The Twelve Hour Foundation, Guy Pedersen and loads more. So until Archive Reel 35 wrap up warm take care and enjoy the dark winter nights (I always do)

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Wyrd Britain: The Balloon

Wyrd Britain: The Balloon: You now those mornings when you wake up wondering why-oh-why didn't that doyen of the brain freeze, Slush Puppie , ever make any pub...

deliaphonic

 Deliaphonic is an annual celebration of the life and work of Delia Derbyshire on the anniversary of her birth, which takes place in her home town of Coventry.
For all info about deliaphonic and all up and coming events visit the 
deliaphonic website here

Sunday, 9 September 2018

The album is an exploration of abandoned and derelict industry, infrastructure, technology and equipment that once upon a time helped to create, connect and sustain society.
It wanders amongst deserted factories, discarded machinery, closed mines, mills and kilns and their echoes and remains; taking a moment or two to reflect on these once busy, functioning centres of activity and the sometimes sheer scale or amount of effort and human endeavour that was required to create and operate such structures and machines, many of which are now just left to fade away.
Pre Order Sept 11th 2018 Here and Here
Release Date October 2nd 2018
Also Available from here

Friday, 31 August 2018

1969 World's First Electronic Pop Song/Groovy Dancing

1969 World's First Electronic Pop Song
This is to good 2.48 seconds of pure entertainment.
The couple dancing at 1.47 and 2.29 have to be my favorites.
They seem so happy to be there....and they def go for it when the cameras on them. Superb.
More info on Popcorn

Thursday, 30 August 2018

November 2018 10inch EP Release

k s audio & Belbury Music Present
Seatman and Powell
Featuring Belbury Poly
The Broken Folk 10 inch EP
Artwork/Design by Jim Jupp (Ghostbox Records, Belbury Poly)
Side 1
Broken Folk (Belbury Poly Mix)
Boxes with Rhythms in 
Side 2
Broken Folk
Mr Metronome
My Morning Ritual 
Track 1 Remixed by Belbury Poly
Tracks 2-5 Reworked and Remastered from the Albums
A Rest Before the Walk
All Hold Hands and off we Go
 
Release Date November 2018
Also Full Digi Discography can now be purchased from Bandcamp
for the super low price of £14


Saturday, 25 August 2018

Wyrd Britain: Stigma

Wyrd Britain: Stigma: 'Stigma' is one of the three non M.R. James adaptations made by the BBC for their ' A Ghost Story for Christmas ' and the ...

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

tree little milk egg book and other non sequiturs

A recent arrival round here, is the rather superb new album by The Twelve Hour Foundation.
For lovers of Library Music, The Radiophonic Workshop and Musique Concrete, this album is an absolute must (in fact even if you are not into those musical genres you really should still have a listen, and if you don't...then hold your head in shame, because you are missing out) what is instantly noticeable is the pure pop that rears it head on tracks like, Watching the Wires, Quoits, Analog Jam, In the Meantime and Canned Light, all guaranteed to get you tapping your feet and humming constantly at a later date. Fans of The Radiophonic Workshop/Jon Baker should listen to the track The Long Divison. Tree little milk egg book and other non sequiturs is out now on the Castles in Space label and is available from here. The Vinyl version of this album is released in a super-limited edition of 280 copies, pressed on “green ginger” splatter vinyl.
The Twelve Hour Foundation evoke distant, half-remembered experiences and objects ... the grouting between slabs of memory. Indeed, following live performances, audience members frequently approach the duo, saying they had been affected by the music, but couldn’t put their finger on why. The majority of tracks were built using a pair of 40-year-old synthesisers, mixed with treated field recordings and sounds created from samples of household objects: plastic tubing, bottles, corks, a wire draining rack, electrical appliances and the human body.


Sunday, 29 July 2018

Nothing Like a Good Old Compilation

Don't we all love a good compilation album????? I know I do. But the trouble with compilations is that there always seemed to be filler tracks. You know the ones I am on about………the tracks that are out of place on the album, the tracks by bands that you have never heard of, or that are conveniently signed to the record label that released the compilation in the first place. When a young teen in the late 70s early 80s I had a number of compilations, some good, some pretty poor.
I have decided to introduce to you (some of you will not need any introduction to these I am sure) five of the Punk/Post Punk/New Wave comps that graced my Ferguson stereo record player.
1st up is the mighty 20 of Another Kind. As comps go this was not that bad. It had The Skids, The Cure, The Adverts, Stranglers. The Jam, Heartbreakers, Patrick Fitzgerald and Otway and Barrett. A lot of Polydor artists on here, but then it was a Polydor release.
Not bad for parties at all. Sadly my copy did disappear at a party and was never seen again. I did not lose any sleep over this loss.
Next up has to be New Wave. This again is not a bad collection, which does feature a lot of American Punk/New Wave. Released on Vertigo records and featuring the likes of The Damned, New York Dolls, Runaways, Richard Hell, Talking Heads, Dead Boys, Patti Smith and even The Boomtown Rats. You could be fooled into thinking this is a full to the brim compilation, sadly its not. There are a few odd fillers on this like The Skyhooks?????(Australian Theatrical Rock) and Little Bob Story???????? and for good measure The Flamin Groovies (not bad but def filler) I do still have a copy of this one.
In Julian Cope's book Head-on Mr Cope points out that his one time manager Cally helped to put this one together, and its him tucked away on the front cover, the moustached Punk.
Cally infiltrated Vertigo as a temporary 'punk' consultant and set about suggesting a bunch of terrible groups who had nothing to do with punk. The lowest that he sunk was to include a bunch of Australian painted art-funk no-marks called The Skyhooks. Then he had grown a moustache especially for the LP sleeve and had a mate gob into the camera lens for the ultra Sun/Mirror clichéd Rentapunk. (From Julian Cope Head-on)
 
Punk Collection (RCA Records) was another quite decent album which contained some interesting tracks (Heartbreakers - Born to Lose, Iggy Pop - Funtime even the 1st Police single Fall Out. Yet again we find Flamin Groovies Shake Some Action and Somebody called Richard Moore??? with a track Called Roll it Up????????? Patti Smith's Piss Factory gets licensed again and appears on this one.
Next up it is the Ronco 1980 Birthday/Xmas present from your parents or Grand parents…..its the as seen on TV…….20 New Wave Hits Album Street Level. To be honest by the time this cash in album came along I would have thought most people would have had all of these tracks on single or other compilation albums, or given up on it completly. Some odd and interesting tracks on here: Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant, Stranglers Peaches, Magazine Sweetheart Contract, Skids Circus Games, Ian Dury Reasons to be Cheerful, John Foxx Underpass, Gary Numan We are Glass, Plasmatics Butcher Baby and loads more which I can't be bothered to list. The throw away chucked in out of place track has to be  A Walk in the Park by The Nick Straker Band. Have no idea of the logic or thought process that managed to get this on there.
As Compilations go the best from these late 70s albums has to be
Cherry Red's mighty Business Unusual
The Other Record Collection.
Side One of this album is pretty much straight forward Punk/New Wave, but Its Side Two of this album that makes it so damn good. The Tights - China's Eternal, Thomas Leer - Private Plane, Robert Rental ACC, Throbbing Gristle - United and Caberet Voltaire - Mussolini Headkick. I do still have this album and play it quite a lot. I remember turning up at a party with this and a copy of The Human Leagues Dignity of Labour.....It was decided by certain factions at the party that I really should not play side two of this album or The Human League. I did not agree, but was out voted.


Saturday, 30 June 2018

Children's Poetry, Spoken Word, Nursery Rhymes & Folk Tales LPs

Over the years I have acquired.....and lost a number of LPs that have contained some very interesting Children's Poetry, Spoken Word, Nursery Rhymes/Folk Tales and general strangeness. Here is a selection of some of my favs.Voices was on the Argo label and was part of a series of 6 volumes of sound music and speech, released in association with Penguin Education. I found this copy lurking about in a shop in Lynton. The Searching Years on Abbey was another interesting car boot find. The album consists of Childrens Poetry, Spoken Word, Orchestral and Organ pieces. All intros on The Searching Years are by Robert Gittings
Music for Children by Carl Orff was originally released in 1958 and re-released by Trunk Records. The copy I have is a 1958 version, which I found in the back of a box in a charity shop.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Found Objects: future dance

Found Objects: future dance: Me and my old pal Paul Oldfield were discussing attempts to imagine the music of the future in cinema - of which there are surprisingly f...

Monday, 4 June 2018