Sunday, 21 March 2010

The Seasons: Radiophonic Workshop(1969)

The Seasons, Radiophonic Music & Poetry from BBC Schools Series Drama Workshop.

This is a BBC Study Record originally intended for use in Primary Schools, and features material from the BBC Schools Radio Series: Drama Workshop which was first broadcast in the Autumn of 1968.
A strange product of the early BBC Radiophonic Workshop, it's an unintentionally dark, folky electronic album that plays with a pagan flavour close to "The Wicker Man" and Arthur Machen's English stories of the occult. The contempory music label Ghost Box references it as a noteworthy influence on the hauntology genre.
This is a rip from the ultra rare vinyl LP: BBC Records Catalogue Number RESR 7 (1969). It features 12 Poems for the months of the year by Ronald Duncan and 4 poems for the seasons of the year by Derek Bowskill, set to a superb score of Radiophonic Music (of the concrete/electronic, pre-synthesiser era), composed and recorded at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop by David Cain. Presentation is by Derek Bowskill.
Album release date: 1969
Source: Vinyl Rip
Includes scans of the front and back LP covers, plus the record labels in jpg format.
Edit: after a very polite request from friend of the Cottage, mr Jonny Trunk, I have removed the download links for this file as the album will shortly receive an official release on TRUNK RECORDS.
You can read more about the reissue here.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Children Of The Drones


 Here's a compilation I made about three years ago. It consists of spooky, warped, & wigged-out music; and is heavily treated with samples from freaky kids TV shows and off-kilter movies. Took me ages to make it, and a lot of weed.
Download it here.