Thursday, 21 February 2013

Geoff Love Big Movie Themes

When I was a lot younger, there did not seem to be a Fathers Day, Christmas or Birthday when my Father did not receive a Geoff Love Movie Themes album. Now for those of you who might not know this (I am sure loads of you do) Geoff Love was a British Band/Orchestra leader, who recorded his own variations of movie themes for the EMI owned Music for Pleasure label. The Music for Pleasure label produced cheap budget albums which seemed to turn up in non traditional record outllets like WH Smith and your local News agent/Corner Shop (in fact the same News agents where I bought Night of the Crabs). Geoff Love's interpretations and arrangements of some of these themes, could be at times unusual to say the least. The Sax break on the Dr Who theme is always entertaining, and the Disco version of the  theme to Close Encounters is????? interesting.  All these albums at some time or other made their way into our house when I was growing up, and to tell you all the truth......I loved them all (with few exceptions of course)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

1CD0332903 Sound Archive

Very happy to find out today that my album Boxes Windows and Secret Hidey Holes, has now been added to The British Library Sound Archive (formerly the National Sound Archive)
A very nice chap got in touch with me a few weeks ago and asked me if I would like to contribute a copy of the album to The British Library Sound Archive??? of course I said "yes", so as from today you can find me in The Sound Archive as Keith Seatman, Boxes Windows and Secret Hidey Holes or 1CD0332903 (now that has a nice ring to it)

Monday, 11 February 2013

Test Transmission Archive Reel 12

Finally after a few busy old months here is Test Transmission Archive Reel 12. This time round we have music by Jonny Trunk, Ultravox!, The Langley School Choir, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Broadcast, Arban & Steve Severin, Simon Heartfield The Robert Mellin Orchestra, Vic Marrs and loads more, but way to much to list here right now. Next Test Transmission sometime in the spring.

Friday, 1 February 2013

The Wonderful World of Professor Elemental

I love this song by the Wonderful Professor Elemental, who is Professor Elemental?? what does he do?? Professor Elemental ether by choice or default has become a bit of a celeb on the SteamPunk scene, he also has a rather nifty dress sense. Professor Elemental's music is a cross between Hip Hop and Electro all performed in a very Victorian/Edwardian Style, with song titles like  The Great Race, I'm British, Penny Dreadful, Steam Powered and Cup of Brown Joy. His superb albums can be found on  Bandcamp. My favorite line from the Professor is on his song Penny Dreadful "Everything is possible, for a man in a top hat and a monkey with a monicle" Fantastic stuff indeed. I should also mention that the Professor can be heard performing vocal duties on  the track The Owl Club (Spacedog vs Professor Elemental) which can be found on The Spacedog Album Juice for the Baby. What more could you ask for?