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The Alchemist of Sound: A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
In 1958 the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was established. It’s aim was to create new sounds, music and sound effects for BBC programs. it quickly became the most important electronic music studio in the UK, creating innovative, ground breaking work in often very mainstream and visible ways. It’s most famous creation is probably the Doctor Who theme music.
Doctor’s Cat - Feel the Drive (1983)
Polyphonic Size - Mother’s Little Helper (1981)
Polyphonic Size has never been a real band, but Roger-Marc Vande Voorde's project. Being a true Rolling Stones fan, he started to learn guitar and began to play in small local bands : Berk, Reynolds, Magnetix and mostly Melody. Roger-Marc was also running a belgian Stranglers fanzine: Strangled. Roger-Marc together with Daniel B, discover the very first “cheap” Korg synthesizers and soon change Roger-Marc’s room into a kind of home-studio. The result was Algorythmic EP, the very first Polyphonic Size EP, released in December 1979 on Sandwich Records, a small underground label, founded by Michel Lambot.
In early 1981, Polyphonic Size records the maxi single, PS, including a robotic cover version of the Rolling Stones classic, Mother’s Little Helper. The four other tracks are “Girlscout” (sung with an English friend called Angie), Men & Construction, On the Way To Medora and a new version of Saison. This time, Polyphonic Size is Martine Bourlée (who is also Roger-Marc’s girl friend) and Jean Marc Lederman.
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Funky Stuff (1981)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a French babe. In 1975 at the age of nineteen she dropped out of art school and traveled to New York as a correspondent for the French magazine Rock News (founded by then-boyfriend Michel Esteban, who would later go on to co-found the Ze label). She moved to New York the following year, recording a six-song self-titled EP under the name Rosa Yemen. Press Color followed in 1979. Followed by Mambo Nassau in 1981, recorded in the Bahamas.
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Pineapples - Come on Closer (1983)
An Italo classic released in 1983 and produced by Roberto Ferrante (at the tender age of 18!) and voiced by Douglas Roop. The song is proto Chicago house and was sampled on Neon Indian’s “Psychic Chasms.”
Francoise Hardy - V.I.P. (1986)
Francoise Hardy was a babe. The French teenage sensation started her singing career at the tender age of 17 and became a music/movie star during the 60s and 70s. Although I do like her earlier work, I still think my favorite song from her is her 1986 hit single “V.I.P.”. The single, written by Françoise Hardy was set to music by Jean Noël Chaléat. Enjoy!