Chris Watson - Ol-Olool-O

    Music to my ears

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    Chris Watson - Ol-Olool-O

    Chris Watson is probably best known for his contribution to music as a member of electro pioneers Cabaret Voltaire. Whilst the Cabs rate highly in my musical collection today's track 'Ol-Olool-O' by Chris isn't music as most would expect it. It's a collage of sounds made by him from recording made during his work as a sound recordist on natural history programs. The depth in the sounds he uses is amazing. The sounds of thunder and rain beautiful and emotive. It makes you listen to the world around you in a different way

    This track is taken from his album Weather Report on Touch Records. Also worth checkin out is Outside The Circle of Fire which contains a selection of his isolated wildlife recordings. Listening to Tiger's purring, or Owl's marking their boundaries, is a wonderful experience. Especially wandering around London with your iPod on.

    Children Talking

    From the BBC Radio Series

    Children Talking

    Children Talking

    26.52 MB – mp3 - deleted

    Children Talking - Side One

    27.94 MB – mp3 - deleted

    Children Talking - Side Two

    In 1961 Harold Williamson travelled the United Kingdom asking children questions about life. The resulting interview were broadcast on Radio 4 and later on Radio 2. A selection of the recordings were also released on Vinyl, which is what we have here.

    I find these recoding amazing, they are such a fascinating document of the time. The history books are not full of the voices of children, of what they beleived, and their responses, and the questions and statements made by the interviewer, are a great document of what the world was like, through children's eyes, back then.

    I originally brought this record as I thoguth it would make great sample material. I have yet to take advantage of that, but having listened to it again I thought it had to be shared.

    Side One:
    Where do Babies Come From?
    (North Wales)
    Who wants to be a Millionaire?
    (Children of 'Top People')
    Ambition
    (The East End Of London)
    School Life
    (Newcastle)
    Life in Hospital
    (Leeds)
    The World of Grown-ups
    (Manchester)
    Weddings
    (Nottingham)
    Running the Home
    (Sunderland)

    Side Two:
    The Royal Family
    (Northern Ireland)
    God and the Bible
    (Crawley)
    What would you like to be?
    (Manchester)
    Dreams
    (Liverpool)
    Getting into trouble
    (Burnley)
    Christmas Nativity Play
    (Sunderland)

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