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Friday Links (Updated)

THE ALCHEMISTS OF SOUND (2003) a documentary on the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create ‘new kinds of sounds’. The Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from its inception, through its golden age when it was supplying music and effects for cult classics like Doctor Who, Blake’s Seven and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and charts its fading away in 1995 when, due to budget cuts, it was no longer able to survive. 

There are interviews with composers from the Workshop, as well as musicians and writers who have been inspired by the output. Great archive footage of the Workshop and its machinery is accompanied by excerpts of the, now cult, TV programmes that featured these sounds.

An Excellent  Spotlight on ChiZine Publications on SF SIGNAL by Justin Landon

Excavating a Long Dead Lunar Fire at BAD ASTRONOMY

The New Album from Zali Krishna, Bremsstrahlung Sommerwind, is now available

Chelsea Wolfe Appalachia


Edward Champion explains why THE BAT SEGUNDO SHOW is coming to an end.


Six Organs of Admittance: September 6, 2012 Hopscotch Festival, Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a soundboard feed from the accommodating Berkeley house staff – particularly so since the venue had been flooded a few hours earlier!  The results are excellent. Enjoy! — acidjack

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