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.