30/3/2015 TKS Presents: ‘Alien Soundtracks’ tracklist

At first, there was some mulling over the title of this sonic voyage on The Kitchen Sink, the possibilities being naming it after ‘Soundtracks For The Blind’, Swans monolithic 1996 work, or Chrome‘s cyberpunk debut (as a duo) ‘Alien Soundtracks’; eventually, it was the latter which prevailed for the mix of pieces from soundtracks, several for films involving aliens, and other slices of sound which could be described as alien with the meaning of strange. The whole sixty minutes would have provided a nice, if rather unsettling at times, soundtrack for anyone reposing on a bed or couch with the lights turned off, with this in mind, I attempted to keep  information-spiels to a minimum during the show. On to the important information, the tracks, which appropriately-enough, began with

1)Chrome – All Data Lost /from ‘Alien Soundtracks’/ Siren Records 1977
More info: http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/thebookofseth/chrome-alien-soundtracks
2)Bebe & Louis Barron – The Monster Pursues/Morbius Is Overcome /from ‘Forbidden Planet’ OST/ 1956,
Small Planet Records 1989 More info: http://www.mfiles.co.uk/reviews/louis-and-bebe-barron-forbidden-planet.htm
3)John Carpenter – Ghost Story /from ‘John Carpenter’s The Fog’/ 1984, Silva Screen Records 2012
More info: http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/
4)The Future Sound Of London – My Kingdom /from ‘Dead Cities’/ Virgin Records 1996
More info: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/14067/The-Future-Sound-of-London-Dead-Cities/
5)Vangelis – Blush Response /from ‘Blade Runner’/ Warner Bros UK 1984
6)Angus Maclise – Universal Mutant #3 /from ‘The Wire Tapper 6’/ The Wire 2000
More info: http://www.subrosa.net/en/catalogue/early-electronic-music/angus-maclise-new-york-electronic-1965.html
7)Cliff Martinez – Will She Come Back /from ‘Solaris’ OST/ Superb Records 2003
More info: http://cliff-martinez.com/
8)Bernard Hermann – Nocturne/The Flashlight/The Robot/Space Control /from ‘The Day The Earth
Stood Still’
/ 1951, Twentieth Century Fox Film Scores 1993
9)Mica Levi – Alien Loop /from ‘Under The Skin’/ Rough Trade Records 2014
More info: http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/9366-under-the-skins-jonathan-glazer-and-mica-levi/
10)Craig Leon – Ring With Three Concentric Discs /from ‘Early Electronic Works: Nommos Visiting’/
Aparte/Atlas 2013   More info: http://www.craigleon.com/

That piece, from Craig Leon‘s 1981 work ‘Nommos’, brought the hour of  transporting, sometimes a touch spooky, and always somehow alien, sounds to a close.
Til next time, wishing anyone perusing this many a sonic gem! S.

The Kitchen Sink broadcasts almost every Monday at around 10 p.m C.E.T on Brno student/community radio station http://www.radior.cz
More info on the show can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kitchen-Sink-Show/137480636315364

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~ by theshinybeast on April 6, 2015.

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