As you may or may not know, the reason things have been a little quieter on the site for the last year is because I’ve been working on a book about the Radiophonic Workshop for Obverse Books. We all know about Delia Derbyshire and probably Brian Hodgson and Daphne Oram too but another genius of the early years was John Baker, the subject of a new compilation “The Vendetta Tapes” coming soon on Buried Treasure. John had a classical background and played in jazz bands while at the Workshop, influences that often snuck into his electronic music. He never directly worked on Doctor Who although a couple of his pieces were reused in Cybermen story “The Invasion”.
Anyway, I could go on but you can buy the book if you want more info. As Buried Treasure sell via bandcamp you can have a listen yourself right now. “The Vendetta Tapes” is coming out on CD, vinyl and download.
a new Carlton Melton album is always a prospect that generates warm enthusiasm round here, so it gives me great pleasure to post a track off the next one. The new album is called “Out To Sea” and comes out July 4th. Here’s a taster for you:
It makes us very happy to know there is a new Wooden Wand album to look forward to on the horizon. “Farmer’s Corner” is out May 5th on Fire Records. Here’s the first taster, a track called “Dambuilding”:
Mystical avatars of doom, Om, are heading over to Europe to play some shows for us lot in support of their recent, triumphant “Advaitic Songs” album on Drag City. You can catch them at:
14/11/2013, Berlin, Volksbuhne
15/11/2013, Copenhagen, Loppen
16/11/2013, Stockholm, Kagelbanan
18/11/2013, Gothenburg, Truckstop Alaska
19/11/2013, Hamburg, Hafenklang
20/11/2013, Siegen, Vortex Club
21/11/2013, Geneva, l’Usine
22/11/2013, Bern, Dampfzentrale
24/11/2013, Paris, BBmix Festival
25/11/2013, London, Village Underground
26/11/2013, Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse
28/11/2013, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
29/11/2013, Camber Sands, ATP festival
30/11/2013, Kortrijk, Sonic City
01/12/2013, Utrecht, Le Guess Who
Holy shit, erstwhile Nurse With Wound member (and regular Current 93 collaborator) Andrew Liles has suddenly gone and released an album on his bandcamp page that lasts a record 24 hours. Titled “Incommensurable Magnitudes”, it takes in 26 tracks to cover the 24 hours. Obviously I’ve not had the chance yet to experience all of it but what I have taken in suggests a dark, insidious drone work akin to “Soliloquy For Lilith” or “Salt Marie Celeste”. It’s a bargain at £24 for the sonic equivalent of Man vs Food.
Kyle Bobby Dunn has released a video for the track “An Evening With Dusty” off his forthcoming double CD “Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn”. Kyle, of course, was one of those who generously came through with a track for the “In Support Of Tom Carter” album and this video was actually to have been posted here on this site last week but then got put to one side after the recent events.