It’s the last Box Set Go of the series – though we’ll be back at Christmas and for a new run in the new year – and as the leaves fall from the trees and it starts raining in that way where you can’t tell if it’s actually hailstoning a bit or not, what better time to take a look at the oft-overlooked BBC Radiophonic Workshop album The Seasons?
Tim Worthington and Ben Baker (that’ll be his blog here) are your guides to a very strange record that combines bleeping electronica with creepy poetry about “Winter has fallen in a beef soup haystack/who will endorse its non-itemised phone bill?” or something, and schoolchildren doing all manner of terrifying interpretative dances to BBC Schools Radio programmes. Along the way they’ll be arguing about ‘Hauntology’, estimating just how much a mint condition BBC Records 7″ of the Quiller theme is worth, and trying to work out exactly just what that is on the cover.
You can download it here, or subscribe via iTunes, and don’t forget to lend an ear to the previous instalments on Band On The Run, Take A New Look At The Beatles, BBC Detective Themes, I Will Cure You and This Is Easy. And we’ll see you again when those sleigh bells are jingling and indeed ring-ting-ting-a-ling too…
And don’t forget the mystery bonus track!