Saturday, 28 February 2015

THE ACTIVE LISTENER: Nine Questions with Keith Seatman

THE ACTIVE LISTENER: Nine Questions with Keith Seatman: Nine Questions is a new regular feature on the Active Listener, where we ask our favourite artists nine simple questions and get all sorts of answers

Monday, 23 February 2015

Waiting for Les Revenants

Have just recently re-watched the last episode of Les Revenants (The Returned) and I must say how very much I enjoyed the whole series. A while ago I did try to explain the series and why I liked it so much to a friend of mine. So here more or less is my shambolic after a few vodkas explanation of Les Revenants to my friend. "its Zombies, but not really Zombies!! the dead come back to life but they are not daft silly shambling decomposing things. They are just as confused as to why they are all coming back to life. It sort of reminds me of Twin Peaks in places, lots of very long slow conversations that are captivating and intriguing with lots of long pauses and intense facial expressions. Its all set in a French Alpine Village or Town and again like the Twin Peaks intro much is made of the landscapes, lots of vast forests mountains empty roads. Its very dark and bleak. The soundtrack is perfect, its by Mogwai, I will lend it to you (friend still looks interested in what I am saying, and has not walked of or yawned) the whole series is on Netflix, have a look. Its based on the 2004 French film They Came Back which was also called The Returned" Thats more or less what I said to my friend, it was also getting very late by then. I am very much looking forward to season 2 later in 2015.

Monday, 9 February 2015

The Boy from Space BBC Study Series

My Good friend Mr Palmer recently picked up these two BBC study series LPs and very thoughtfully gave one of them (The Boy from Space) to me. The music and spacey sounds for the album were produced by the BBC Radiophonic Workshops John Baker & Dick Mills. Sadly there is not really a lot of music or spacey sounds on this album, but it is still a very enjoyable listen. The Boy from Space was written by Catweazle creator Richard Carpenter.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Late Junction Jan 13th

Only just found out that on Tuesday 13th Jan a tune of mine, Into the Well from the album Around the Folly and Down Hill, was played by Nick Luscombe on The Late Junction (Radio 3) to say I was a tad pleased would be an understatement. The program is only available to listen to on iPlayer for a limited time. Thank you Nick.

Monday, 2 February 2015