#1551 White Noise – An Electric Storm

This album is Delia Derbyshire’s New Adventures in Hi-Fi following her departure from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It’s a curious beast, a collaboration between her and David Vorhaus. Her one-time compatriot Brian Hodgson also appears, assisting with the electronic knob-twiddling on the last track, along with vocals from John Whitman, Annie Bird, Val Shaw and … Continue reading #1551 White Noise – An Electric Storm

#218 David Bowie – 1. Outside

Subtitled "The Diary of Nathan Adler or The Art-Ritual Murder of Baby Grace Blue. A Non-Linear Gothic Drama Hyper-Cycle" – Bowie was never one to do things by half. Conceived conceptually as a story about an end-of-the-millennium art thief, the songs are ‘merely’ part of that story, along with the written diary and spoken word … Continue reading #218 David Bowie – 1. Outside

#85 BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Fourth Dimension

This is a 2014 Music on Vinyl reissue of a 1973 release from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. I bought my copy from the fantastic Concerto record shop in Amsterdam whilst I was living and working in the city. It features radio and TV signature tunes and incidental music created through the Workshop’s distinctive approach, as … Continue reading #85 BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Fourth Dimension

#968 Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour

Introspective would perhaps have been a more apt title to this album, given its slower mood, post-disco beats and emotional complexity. It’s the late night, after-club, come down album as opposed to the more familiar PSB disco beats of its predecessor Introspective and successor Very. This is largely due to its production by Harold Faltermeyer … Continue reading #968 Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour

#452 Brian Eno – Another Day on Earth

This is Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno’s first solo recording featuring his vocal and what you might consider to be ‘songs’ as opposed to fluffy white clouds of ambient experimentation since Another Green World. There’s 30 years between them but there’s more than just a coincidental symmetry in the … Continue reading #452 Brian Eno – Another Day on Earth