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

Autumn 2018

Seatman and Powell
The Broken Folk EP
Featuring Belbury Poly
 
K S Audio in association with Belbury Music
Autumn 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

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Test Transmission Archive Reel 33 !!!!!!!

This ones taken a while to do because I got sidetracked with other things. The house is filling up with all these Archive Reels, might store them in the shed. This time round to keep you merry and joyous in the summer we have Vaughan Williams, Julian Cope, Renaldo and the Loaf, Mike Oldfield, Beautify Junkyards, Don Partridge, Causa Sui, Revbjelde, A Year In The Country, Shirley Collins & Davy Graham, Carya Amara, Rolling Stones and so much more.

Monday, 28 May 2018

OUT NOW Disjointed Oddities and Other Such Things EP

Out Now and Available from Bandcamp 
Disjointed Oddities and Other Such Things EP.
Disjointed Oddities and Other Such Things is the 1st EP of Odd Strange Electronics, Psych, Radiophonics, Drone and quirky Folk by Keith Seatman. Track five on the EP is a remix of the 2015 album track Broken Folk, the original version of Broken Folk can be heard on the album A Rest Before the Walk. Broken Folk Spiricom Shakedown Remix is by Revbjelde who appear courtesy of Buried Treasure Records.
Read Chris (Black Meadow) Lamberts lovely review at Music for Zombies

Sunday, 27 May 2018

THE DELAWARE ROAD : BLACK PROPAGANDA

 Two brilliant composers create the soundtrack to 1960's Britain then stop making music FOREVER. You won't believe why. The Delaware Road is an occult, radiophonic fantasy written by audio archivist Alan Gubby with additional prose by David Yates / Dolly Dolly.
Illustrated by Enzo Triolo, Nick Taylor, Jarrod Gosling, Rob Halhead-Baker & Luke Insect. Chapter 1: Black Propaganda begins in London during the blitz of world war two. 
Published for the first time in a limited edition of 100 copies, individually numbered & printed on A5 colour 115GSM silk paper. Plus an immediate download of the narrative performed by Dolly Dolly with music by Howlround (taken from the compilation CD The Delaware Road).
Available from Here

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Nick Masons Saucerful of Secrets

Have just picked up a couple of tickets for Nick Masons Saucerful of Secrets shows.
Did try to go to the London dates, but there was not much chance of that really, tix sold out very very swiftly. Anyway looking forward to it as Saucerful of Secrets (+ More) are sort off my most played Pink Floyd albums. Setlist for the London dates here

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Found Objects: Shadows 75 to 78

Found Objects: Shadows 75 to 78: Shadows was a Thames TV supernatural/mystery series that ran for 3 seri es from 1975 to 1978. A ll the stories were supernatural/Ghost...

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Found Objects: zupa pamięci (olstagia polskie)

Found Objects: zupa pamięci (olstagia polskie): Polish counterpart to Look Around You - well, not exactly (the model perhaps more on the lines of  Poland's Communist-era equivalent...