Exploding Head Movies Episode September 3, 2012

XHM #131 - "Wee have also Sound-Houses" (2012 September 03)

7:29am - 9:04am

Long promised, we finally profile the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop,those alchemists of sound for TV and radio, and its many offshoots. Although in the works for some time, a good portion of this was written late at night in Thunder Bay with a big burst of a session during a Winnipeg layover, so pardon any confusion for the whirpy blurpy chirpy stuff.

These are the tones.

1. The Magnetic Fields: BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Holiday, 1994) Feel Good All Over
2. White Poppy: Wish & Wonder (I Had a Dream, 2012) Not Not Fun
3. Daria Semegen: Electronic Composition No. 1 (Electronic Music Winners, 1976) Columbia
4. Mouse on Mars: They Know Your Name (Parastrophics, 2012) Monkeytown
5. The Square Root of Evil: Littlest Henchman Maximum Stoicism (Killerbytes, 2008) Xynthetic
6. 8Bitch: Me & U (Skydiver, 2010) Local Action
7. Glynis Jones & Malcolm Clarke: N?nuphar (The Radiophonic Workshop, 1975) BBC
8. Dick Mills: Electric Door Open (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC
9. Glynis Jones: Spring Tide (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC
10. John Baker: Watery Depths (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC
11. Dick Mills: Enchanted Forest (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC
12. Dick Mills: Fiendish Shrieks (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC
13. Delia Derbyshire: Heat Haze (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC
14. Malcolm Clarke: Thing Approaches (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC
15. Roger Limb: Geraldine (The Radiophonic Workshop, 1975) BBC
16. Paddy Kingsland: Scene & Heard (Fourth Dimension, 1973) BBC
17. Paddy Kingsland: Flashback (Fourth Dimension, 1973) BBC
18. Paddy Kingsland: The Panel Beaters (The Radiophonic Workshop, 1975) BBC
19. White Noise: Love Without Sound (An Electric Storm, 1969) Island
20. Daphne Oram: Fanfare of Graphs (Oramics, 2007) Paradigm Discs
21. Daphne Oram: Melodic Group Shapes 1 and 2 (Electronic Sound Patterns, 1962) His Master's Voice
22. Daphne Oram: Passacaglia (Oramics, 2007) Paradigm Discs
23. Daphne Oram: Adwick High School No. 4 (Oramics, 1968) Paradigm Discs
24. Daphne Oram: Missile Away (Oramics, 2007) Paradigm Discs
25. Daphne Oram: Pulse Persephone (Oramics, 1965) Paradigm Discs
26. Daphne Oram: Rhythmic Variation 1 and 2 (Electronic Sound Patterns, 1962) His Master's Voice
27. Dick Mills: Major Bloodnok's Stomach (The Radiophonic Workshop, 1975) BBC
28. Eric Winstone & His Orchestra: Doctor Who (Brain in a Box, 1963) Rhino
29. Delia Derbyshire: Blue Veils and Golden Sands (BBC Radiophonic Music, 1968) BBC
30. Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson: Track 09 (The Legend of Hell House OST, 1973) bootleg
31. Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange: Falling (Inventions for Radio: Dreams, 1964) BBC
32. Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson: Track 02 (The Legend of Hell House OST, 1973) bootleg
33. Dudley Simpson: Theme from The Tomorrow People (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
34. Brian Hodgson: Whirring Menace (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
35. Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson: Lure of the Space Goddess (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
36. Brian Hodgson: Homeric Theme (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
37. Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson: Restless Relays (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
38. Delia Derbyshire: Planetarium (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
39. Brian Hodgson: Wet Asteroid (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
40. Delia Derbyshire: Fresh Aire (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
41. Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson: Delia's Idea (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
42. Delia Derbyshire: Delia's Dream (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
43. Delia Derbyshire: Delia's Reverie (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
44. David Vorhaus: Snide Rhythms (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
45. Delia Derbyshire: Way Out (The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music, 2006) Trunk
46. Delia Derbyshire: Outro (Inventions for Radio: Dreams, 1964) BBC
47. Dick Mills: Sea of Mercury (Out of This World: Atmospheric Sounds and Effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976) BBC

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