#84 BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Radiophonic Music

This is a good if far from definitive primer of the Beeb’s electronic soundsmiths beeps and blips at the coalface of electronic music. In the UK at least. It is a 2002 CD release and remastered version of the original 1968 album. As Desmond Briscoe (one of the co-founders, along with Daphne Oram, whose work … Continue reading #84 BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Radiophonic Music

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#263 Cabaret – Original Soundtrack Recording

If I was to put together a list of those records which have the most significance to me on a deeply personal primal level, then this would be on it. And if I was to put together a list of those films which had the most profoundly cathartic impact in my then fragile mental state … Continue reading #263 Cabaret – Original Soundtrack Recording

#717 Basil Kirchin – Mind on the Run, A Basil Kirchin Sampler

Basil Kirchin is a unique and fascinating soul. I confess I had never heard of him until I received this free sampler from Trunk Records because I’d ordered several other CDs from Jonny Trunk’s emporium of the weird and wonderful world of sound. This sampler was produced by Trunk as part of Hull’s City of … Continue reading #717 Basil Kirchin – Mind on the Run, A Basil Kirchin Sampler

#1332 Various Artists – 10 Bollywood Remix Film Hits

I bought this cassette in Kuala Lumpur in the year 2000, a short while after travelling around India for 3 months and falling in love with the country, the people, the culture and in particular the sound of Bollywood musicals. By then me and my girlfriend at the time had bought ourselves a radio cassette … Continue reading #1332 Various Artists – 10 Bollywood Remix Film Hits

#553 George Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue & An American In Paris

Rhapsody in Blue has already popped up on the Randometer, with Stefano Bollani’s recording of the original version for jazz band; this is the more commonly performed fuller orchestral version. And it is s'wonderful. I won’t repeat what I attempted to write about it last time, but will focus briefly on the other Gershwin classic … Continue reading #553 George Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue & An American In Paris

#1056 Queen – Flash Gordon

This album doesn’t tend to feature very highly in lists of Queen’s best albums, often appearing around the Hot Space mark, but I really like it. I think the camp over-the-top tongue-in-cheek nature of the film is a match made in heaven for a band like Queen. Flash Gordon, produced by Dino DeLaurentis, the man … Continue reading #1056 Queen – Flash Gordon

#1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack

Blade Runner is one of my favourite films, definitely in the top ten. The original that is, I’m still undecided on the recent sequel. The music has always been a significant contribution to the feel of the film, almost a character in its own right, but one that lurks in the shadows, where you never … Continue reading #1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack