It’s Resonance 104.4FM Fundraising week once again, so why not join me and some very special guests this Saturday at 16.30 on Resonance when I’ll be hosting The OST Show in Jonny Trunk’s Kirchin-related absence? We’ll be looking ahead to ‘The Delaware Road at Kelvedon Hatch‘, a unique and immersive audio-visual extravaganza being staged by Buried Treasure Recordings on Friday July 28th, within the labyrinthine depths of a genuine nuclear bunker.
We’ll be playing music from all of the artists involved and even more importantly, we’ll be auctioning off a truly amazing bumper prize bundle for the Resonance fundraiser, the ‘Audio Apocalypse Survival Kit’: a screen-printed Tote bag made by Kvist and filled to bursting with – at last count – a whopping twenty one LPs, 7″s, CDs, cassettes plus at least one limited edition pencil. And of course they’ll be the usual rather silly competition, all adding up to an afternoon of tremendous fun – and probably tremendous chaos as well. Do join us, won’t you?
For those of you unfamiliar with Kelvedon Hatch, it is a deeply foreboding warren of corridors, offices and horribly cramped dormitory facilities that would supposedly have provided armageddon relief for an unbelievable 600 people, thus making it perfect venue for some darkside radiophonic action. And what action it promises! Just have a look at this line-up and then head here to get your early-bird tickets.
As you can see, everyone is pulling together to help raise money to keep the world’s greatest radio station on air for yet another year and there’s lots more amazing stuff up for grabs even if you do miss out on the Survival Kit. For starters, we’ve handed the keys to this week’s Near Mint to the excellent KIT Records for a very special guest mix featuring tracks from their superb back-catalogue of warped acoustics and pastoral electronica – and we’re giving you the opportunity to WIN THE LOT! There’s limited edition and super-rare vinyl, cassettes and posters up for grabs, all with Kit’s distinctive beautifully hand-made, hand-printed artwork with all proceeds being donated to Resonance. At the time of writing there are still four days left on this most covetable of bundles, so have a listen to the show and then click here to get bidding!
Not to be outdone, Manchester label Front And Follow have supplied a pile of their own goodies, including one of my favourite albums of last year in Kemper Norton’s Toll and a very rare Pye Corner Audio 12″. One the UK’s most exciting labels as far as this cat’s concerned, and I’m not just saying that because they put our the Time Attendant / Howlround split cassette The Blow vol. 2′ last year! Rumour has it vol.3 is coming soon. Wonder who will be featured this time? Anyway, click on the image below to have a bid…
And we’ve even been gifted an incredible piece of original artwork by celebrated graphic artist Zeke Clough, whose sleeves have graced releases by Planet Mu, Skull Disco – and perhaps very soon your bedroom wall! Click on the picture below to put your bid in!
Just time for some Howlround news very quickly and there was much excitement this week as Howlround were featured on BBC Radio 6Music News chatting to Elizabeth Alker about the gestation of latest LP/Film A Creak In Time. The interview went out on both the Radcliffe & Maconie show and the Sean Keaveny Breakfast show, thus providing the perfect sonic stimulus a grateful nation is most at need of during its morning cornflakes or mid-afternoon tea-break. Well, I think so, anyway. 6Music News have obligingly uploaded it onto Audioboom, so have a listen below if timely cereal and beverage consumption isn’t really your thing. And thanks again to you, Elizabeth – Howlround owes you a shandy!