Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Quietened Bunker - Lower Level Clock Room

Here is my track/contribution to the new Year in the Country Album The Quietened Bunker. The track is called Lower Level Clock Room. Other musical contributions to the album are supplied by Grey Frequency, A Year In The Country, Panabrite, Polypores, Listening Center, Time Attendant, Unknown Heretic and David Colohan. Pre-Order is 1st August and Release date is 15th August.
There is an excellent, evocative piece on The Quietened Bunker and personal related history / explorations of an abandoned Cold War Monitoring Post by writer Simon Reynolds at his Retromania blog. The album will be available via the Artifacts Shop, Bandcamp Ether Victrola and Norman Records.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Test Transmission Archive Reel 26

As I upload selection of music I must point out that it is very very hot today. So with that I decided to stay in and not go out. The sun and I do not get on, I am more of an Autumn/Winter person really. So on Test Transmission Archive Reel 26 we have Syd Dale, Richards Dawkins, Belbury Poly, The Fall, The Flirtations, Orbital, Twisted Tongue, Oneohtrix Point Never, Visage, Hare and the Moon ft Alaska, Jodie Lowther, La Dusseldorf , Edwin Astley, Purson, Syd Barrett, Michael Nyman and The The Dandelion Set. Hope to get another mix done before the end of the year, still working on the next album. So until then, have a good summer.

Monday, 18 July 2016

The Quietened Bunker – preorder and release dates

Pre-order 1st August 2016.
Release date 15th August 2016.

Will be available from the  Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
Audiological Transmissions Artifact #4
The Quietened Bunker is an exploration of the abandoned and/or decommissioned Cold War installations which lie under the land and that would have acted as selectively populated refuges/control centres if the button was ever pushed; a study and reflection on these chimeric bulwarks and the faded but still present memory of associated Cold War dread, of which they are stalwart, mouldering symbols.
Audiological contents created by Keith Seatman, Grey Frequency, A Year In The Country, Panabrite, Polypores, Listening Center, Time Attendant, Unknown Heretic and David Colohan.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Mr Foots Front Room & a visit to the Seaside

Have been invited along by Mr Foot to play some records at the
Aurora Cafe in Southsea on July 28th.
So starting to compile lots of tunes for the night.
Will probably have way to many records to carry, must remember this
time to travel light for the journey.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Coming Soon The Quietened Bunker

Audiological explorations by:
Keith Seatman
Grey Frequency
A Year In The Country
Panabrite
Polypores
Unknown Heretic (The Owl Service / The Straw Bear Band / Rif Mountain)
Listening Center
Time Attendant
David Colohan (United Bible Studies)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

BFI Ghost Stories for Christmas expanded six disc collection

The rather splendid BFI Ghost Stories for Christmas expanded six disc collection.
Was trying to save this for the Autumn/Winter, but could not resist watching a couple, then ended up watching the all of them. A really wonderful collection.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Fractures Night and Dawn Editions Out Today

Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.A Year in The Country (Fractures 2016)

Further Audiological Contents Details:
1) The Osmic Projector/Vapors of Valtorr – Circle/Temple
2) The Land Of Green Ginger – Sproatly Smith
3) Seeing The Invisible – Keith Seatman
4) Triangular Shift – Listening Center
5) An Unearthly Decade – The British Space Group
6) A Fracture In The Forest – The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg
7) Elastic Refraction – Time Attendant
8) Ratio (Sequence) – The Rowan Amber Mill
9) The Perfect Place For An Accident – Polypores
10) A Candle For Christmas/311219733 – A Year In The Country
11) Eldfell – David Colohan

Fractures is Available from

Saturday, 11 June 2016

New track Mr Metronome (vocals by Douglas E Powell)

This is a slightly shorter version of Mr Metronome a longer version will be on the new album All Hold Hands And Off We Go (late 2016/early2017) Douglas E Powell will also be supplying vocals for one other track on the album.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Fractures – Seeing The Invisible

Seeing the Invisible (which can can be heard here) is my contribution to the album Fractures, which has been wonderfully collated and put together by A Year in the Country
Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards. Audiological contents created by Circle/Temple, Sproatly Smith, Keith Seatman, Listening Center, The British Space Group, The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg, Time Attendant, The Rowan Amber Mill, A Year In The Country and David Colohan.
Transmission sent, received, transmitted: considerations of Fractures by Kim Harten at Bliss Aquamarine: Keith Seatman provides a soundscape that combines chilling, horror filmic drones with whooshing electronic bleepage straight out of a 1970s sci-fi movie…
…excellent snapshot of current experimental music, showing the coexistence of darkness, strangeness, and profound beauty.
Fractures is available for pre-order and is released on June 16th

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Music for Zombies: A Rest Before the Walk - Keith Seatman - Review

A Nice review from the Music for Zombies Blog.
Music for Zombies: A Rest Before the Walk - Keith Seatman - Review: Click to listen/buy. A Rest Before the Walk by Keith Seatman And so I rest before my walk. I put Keith Seatman's new album into the player and begin my ritual. I know it will be good for me. I have been Around the Folly and Downhill


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Games For May. Black Meadow Relaunch

May 29th will see the relaunch of "Songs from the Black Meadow".
MFZ have released a mix that includes tracks from the album and extracts from short stories and poems written especially for the event by Chris Lambert.
Tales from the Black Meadow. Where it all began. 

Monday, 16 May 2016

Fractures Pre Order and Release Dates

Fractures – Dawn and Night Editions
Pre-Order and Release Date


 Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.
Audiological contents created by Circle/Temple, Sproatly Smith, Keith Seatman, Polypores, Listening Center, The British Space Group, The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg, Time Attendant, The Rowan Amber Mill, A Year In The Country and David Colohan.
Both editions hand-finished and custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink by A Year In The Country.
To be available via our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola. Pre-order 30th May 2016. Released 13th June 2016.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Test Transmission Archive Reel 25

Its spring!! so time for another Test Transmission Archive Reel. Have been busy working on the new album, but made a bit of time to put this lot together. Being played this time round are Mountain, Marty Manning Orchestra, McGough & McGear, The Soulless Party
Octopus Syng, Youth Lagoon, Gary War, Stars in Battledress, John Barry, Klara Lewis,
Jim Williams & Richard Glover, Delia Derbyshire & Ear, Coleen, Francis Monkman, Walter Rauxel, Dr Alimantado, Professor Elemental, Clodagh Rogers, James Taylor Quartet,
O M D, Silver Apples, Peter Howell, A Year In The Country. So until next time (whenever that might be) have a good summer.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Belbury Poly New Ways Out 27th May 2016

New Ways Out is the fifth full length album for The Belbury Poly, the work of Ghost Box co-founder Jim Jupp. Jupp and his loose ensemble of session musicians create a unique kind of upbeat spookiness. They meld krautrock, glam, faux folk and ancient TV soundtracks across eleven joyous, slightly camp and oddly unsettling instrumentals. Moving away somewhat from the haunted electronics and occult signifiers of the earlier albums, Belbury Poly employ a more diverse instrumental palette to continue the exploration and illustration of a fictional landscape. Ghostbox Records 2016
New Ways Out is an absolute cracker of an album. As it states in the press release Belbury Poly have moved away from haunted electronics into a much lighter and joyful sound. Excerpts from New Ways Out can be heard here. Stand out tracks for myself at the mo, as in right now as I type, have to be the Playground Gateway (It really does make me smile, its that good) Hey Now Here He Comes (Gets the foot tapping) and the joyous and wonderful The New Harmony. I have some long old car journeys coming up and New Ways Out will have me tapping the steering wheel as I chug along  on my travels. New Ways Out is released on May 27th Available from here

Fractures.........Coming Soon



Featuring Circle/Temple, Sproatly Smith, Keith Seatman, Listening Center, The British Space Group, The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska / Michael Begg, Time Attendant, The Rowan Amber Mill, Polypores, A Year In The Country and David Colohan. More info here