Sunday, 8 November 2015

Not So Much A Facelift...

Lovely, 24 minute long PIF on the subject of General Improvement Areas, 1976.  Viewable in full at the BFI site:

Don't be put off by the bloke with the guitar at the beginning...

Monday, 19 October 2015

This is going to be good. A listening must

Fright Night: Radio 4's Halloween includes new versions of The Stone Tape and Ring.
The inaugural annual Fright Night kicks off at 10pm with a new radio adaptation of Nigel Kneale’s classic 1972 teleplay The Stone Tape, from film director Peter Strickland.

Jane Asher returns for a smaller role in Strickland’s version, with Romola Garai taking over her original part in a cast that includes Julian Rhind-Tutt, Julian Barratt and Dean Andrews. The script is from Strickland and Matthew Graham (Life On Mars), with the radiophonics being handled by James Cargill from the band Broadcast and Andrew Liles, sometime member of Nurse With Wound and Current 93. Both previously worked with Strickland on his second feature film, Berberian Sound Studio. (Taken from the Guardian 2015)

More info on Radio 4 Fright Night


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Phantom Circuit Halloween edition

Why not let Phantom Circuit #166 get you in the mood for Halloween with a session by Werdwolfen plus tracks by Portion Control, John Barry, Colin Potter, Hanetration, Transient and more (the full playlist is at That was a rhetorical question, by the way.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Available today from Ghost box Records Guests Shop

The new Keith Seatman album is finally here, and CD copies are available to purchase from The Ghost Box Records Guests Shop 
CD and Digital will also be available from Bandcamp on Monday 19th October.
There is for the time being only a limited number of CD copies from Ghost Box Guests shop so you might have to be swift.

The Album has so far been played a few times on 6 Music and has been reviewed by The Sunday Experience and interview in Wyrd Daze issue 4. There is also a very nice review in Shindig issue 51 which is due out very soon.
It’s far from easy listening, but it washes over you like a fever dream and captivates the senses. Jon Mojo Mills Shindig Oct 2015 Issue 51.
Those of you fancying some creeping dread psychosis purred disturbia in readiness to celebrate the season of death / rebirth will probably have to dig deep to find anything as out there, strange and eerie as Keith Seatman’s sinisterly shadow smothered ‘a rest before the walk’.  The Sunday Experience (Oct 2015)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Ladybird Computers 72-79

A lot changed in the world of computers from 1972 to 1979, and good old Ladybird reflected that change in updating their How it Works series, The Computer. Lets all have a look and see.......How it Works (cue Radiophonic Workshop/Jonathan Gibbs Computers in the real world music)
1972                                     1979

Thursday, 17 September 2015


This is good. This is good stuff. Cosmic Neighbourhood make magical Moomin mushroom music, the soundtrack to the golden glowing endless woodland childhood you remember, not the one you actually had. 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Weirdness in Mainstream Pop pt .2 - Garden of Big Silver Balls

Dana - All Kinds of Everything, Eurovision Song Contest 1970.

If the Mary Hopkins tune was several sheets of  tinfoil held in horizontal vibrating stasis in a wind tunnel, shaking off layers of talcum powder and sawdust, then this one is those same sheets of tinfoil smoothed out and used as mirrors in a tudor garden bursting with wax fruit and stuffed birds.