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WEEK STARTING 13 Jul

Genre pick of the week Cover of Virgin Witch - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Ted Dicks.

Ted Dicks

Virgin Witch - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Unreleased baroque jazz horror score to controversial lesbian sex cult witchcraft exploitation drama from 1973, composed by the man who wrote the Catweazle theme! Hell yeah!
Ted Dicks is not that well known as a composer these days, but back in the mid 1960s he was composing library music as well penning some of the greatest comedy songs of the era, including “Hole In The Ground” and “Right Said Fred”. His work was performed by Kenneth Williams, Petula Clarke, Bernard Cribbins, Topol and more. But until now, little has been known of his brief flirtation with film music.
Virgin Witch was his first brush with film scoring – one of only two score he wrote. The film was produced by legendary wrestling commentator Ken Walton (under his Sexploitation pseudonym of “Ralph Solomans”), with the help of Hazel Adair, a woman famed for co-creating the long running UK TV soap Crossroads. Virgin Witch was a racey film, turned down at least once for certification by the BBFC, passed uncut with an X for release just in London, then cut and passed for general release shortly afterwards.
The score itself is a unique and quite beautiful pop baroque work, utilizing the cimbalom, an instrument more than likely played here by “Ipcress file” musician John Leach.
This is a very limited release of a most unique 1970s pop horror lesbian witch score. Get it before they are all sold and you start moaning you didn’t order it in time. 


STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Trunk take us back to the readers' wives vibe of their early days with this strictly limited reissue of Ted Dicks' (Arf) score to softcore lesbo horror froth "Virgin Witch".

Who the fuck is David Goblin?! And what the fuck is Ork music!? All these questions and more will shortly be answered dear reader....

PRR! PRR! is a Belgium label with an unpronounceable name and a wild ethos - releasing hard nosed club bangers with a tongue-in-cheek sensibility. DJ David Goblin is one of the label's founders, and goes by the name Coquelin.

"Ork Music" is Goblin's debut release and is bat shit crazy, completely indefinable, ridiculous, great fun and highly, highly recommended. Just one listen and you'll be sucked into David Goblin's Ork-infested world. Taking a wide spectrum of music - metal, rave, 90's, hip-hop, French house, techno, hardcore, Euro-pop and gabba, David 'Goblinizes' tracks in a similar way Jamal Moss' 'Members Only' series transformed well known nuggets from disco and soul into more drugged-out Ron Hardy-esque versions... anyway, words cannot do this justice. For a really good taste of what to expect check out the DJ David Goblin radio show on the PRR! PRR! show here:
https://soundcloud.com/prr-prr/radio-prr-prr-211217-the-goblin-show-w-dj-david-goblin-santa-claus


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Left me absolutely speachless and on a desperate quest to track down David Goblin. Which I did. I'm currently tryna get him to come and wreck havoc on Manchester with this myriad hybrid madness. Ork muzik 4 lyfe!!! We heart this!

Alex Somers & Sigur Rós

Black Mirror: Hang The DJ (Music From The Netflix Original Series)

    Late last year Sigur Rós producer and frequent collaborator Alex Somers hooked up with the band once again to deliver original music for ‘Hang The DJ’, one of the flagship episodes of the most recent ‘Black Mirror’ series.

    Now his acclaimed score for the Netflix programme, as well as two new songs made in collaboration with Sigur Rós for the programme, is released on Invada Records.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: White vinyl.

    Sun Araw

    Guarda In Alto - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Cameron Stallones aka Sun Araw is the quintessential contemporary cosmic courier. Emerging from the fumes of an ancient Egyptian civilization and now settled in one of the meccas of the American lysergic experience, Austin, Texas, our hero boasts an endless discography and collaborations with luminaries of the caliber of Laraaji (a solo new age traveler discovered by Brian Eno) and the legendary Rastafarian group, Congos.

    For the soundtrack of the feature film 'Guarda In Alto', directed by Fulvio Risuleo (the daring story of a baker who has access to a parallel universe on the roofs of the city) Sun Araw looks towards the possible horizons. Bypassing psych and electronic glitch, Sun Araw jets through a double album that seems to refer to the golden age of computer music as well as to the inventions of the Lovely house (the legendary New York label specializing in minimalism and 20th century avant-garde) and to a certain immeasurably psychotic dub aesthetic.

    A disk composed of many micro-cells, which marries the adventure to the 'edge of heaven' of the protagonist, reiterating that dreamy feeling that the protagonist has accustomed us to for several years now. 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Texan cactus quaffer, new age dub pioneer and all out freakzoid poster boy, Cameron Stallones dips our faces slap bang in a puddle of thick lysergia while concocting a fab OST to a seriously intriging film! I wanna watch!

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xLtd LP Info: 3-sided 2LP with etching on the 4th side.


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