#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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#448 Brian Eno – Another Green World

Now undisputedly one of the most famous baldies in pop, this classic album dates back to when he had hair. Quite a lot of it in those post-glam rock days. This is Eno’s third album, just before he ‘invented ambient music’ (spoiler: he didn’t really) and one that was self-consciously experimental. As with his previous … Continue reading #448 Brian Eno – Another Green World

#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

#165 Stefano Bollani Trio – Stone In The Water

I’ve written a little about Bollani already and, in particular, my wife’s infatuation with him. Purely on the basis of his musical genius of course. This is technically her album, one that I bought her as a present when browsing in the much-missed Concerto record shop in Amsterdam. It’s the only other Bollani record we … Continue reading #165 Stefano Bollani Trio – Stone In The Water

#2 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos

This record is a new recruit to my collection, bought earlier this year, when there was a sale on selected Erased Tapes releases at Fopp. I’d heard the name, knew nothing of their music, but was curious and picked this one out purely on cover alone. It was a wonderful moment to get it home … Continue reading #2 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos

#1395 Pet Shop Boys – Back To Mine

Along with the Eurythmics, the Pet Shop Boys were one of the few bands I actually followed in ‘real time’, becoming quite obsessed with Paninaro from their second album Disco (a remix album of half the tracks from their first album Actually). For some reason I wrote out all the lyrics to Paninaro in runes, … Continue reading #1395 Pet Shop Boys – Back To Mine

#318 Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas

I’m not a huge Cocteau Twins fan, which is probably an error. That’s not to say I don’t like them, I like this very much, but I don’t know much of their output beyond this classic album. I first heard the Cocteau Twins because their Pitch The Baby track was included in a sampler cassette … Continue reading #318 Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas