An episode of Popart about music and water. This hour will feature the sounds of a sea organ, the powers of water and ice, submarine music, a soundtrack about sponge divers, swimming pool nostalgia and a variety of music inspired by water and the underwater world.
Additional track information: François De Roubaix – Baleines A fully electronic track from the never used score for L’Antarctique (1974, Jacques-Yves Cousteau). Composer François De Roubaix died in a diving accident a year later. Bernard Herrmann – The Undersea/The Boat Herrmann, the man behind the legendary score for Hitchcock’s Psycho did also the soundtrack for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953), an adventure movie about sponge divers. Marcel Türkowsky – Schollen A track selected from a collection field recordings about water and ice released by the Gruenrekorder label. Michel Magne – Voyage En Eau Profonde A track taken from Magne’s ‘Eau’ album. This synthesizer album is part of his earth / water / air / fire concept, although seperate albums for air and fire never materialized. Windy & Carl – Set Adrift A track taken from the ‘Depths’ album by space rock couple Windy & Carl. ‘Depths’ sounds like a river and its undercurrents. Jack Dangers – Mesopelagic Zone With a load of analogue synths and tape experiments Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto) completed an album with an under water sound: Bathyscaphe Trieste. BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Fancy Fish [Aquarium] The soundtrack to a British TV show called ‘Aquarium’. After his musical career as an engineer at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Dick Mills became a well-known writer of books on aquarium fish. Massonix – March of the Triton Titans (Rubber, Canvas and Lead) Graham Massey, 808 State’s main man recorded a techno album called ‘Subtracks’ filled with subaquatic themes. Miles Copeland – Around Midnight Miles Copeland (The Superimposers) recorded the sounds of the Sea Organ at Zadar, Croatia. The sounds are produced by the tides of the Adriatic Sea and 35 organ pipes. Khan – Track 04 Khan’s ‘Blue Pool’ album contains the soundtrack to an art installation he created in collaboration with Susa Templin. The Advisory Circle – Frozen Ponds PIF A short public information film about the dangers of thin ice put to music by Jon Brooks. Jana Winderen – Isolation / Measurement Jana recorded the forces of water and ice at the Barents Sea, Greenland and Norway. This track is taken from her ‘Energy Field’ album. Darren Hayman – Brentwood Darren Hayman’s ‘Lido’ album is filled with nostalgic songs about British swimming pools from years gone by. Scott Sherk – Winter Melt Ed A track selected from a collection field recordings about water and ice released by the Gruenrekorder label. 01. François De Roubaix – Baleines. (François De Roubaix). 02. Bernard Herrmann – The Undersea/The Boat. (Bernard Herrmann). 03. Marcel Türkowsky – Schollen. (Marcel Türkowsky). 04. Michel Magne – Voyage En Eau Profonde. (Michel Magne). 05. Windy & Carl – Set Adrift. (Windy & Carl). 06. Jack Dangers – Mesopelagic Zone. (Jack Dangers). 07. BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Fancy Fish [Aquarium]. (Peter Howell / Dick Mills). 08. Massonix – March of the Triton Titans (Rubber, Canvas and Lead). (Graham Massey). 09. Miles Copeland – Around Midnight. (Miles Copeland). 10. Khan – Track 04. (Can Oral). 11. The Advisory Circle – Frozen Ponds PIF. (Jon Brooks). 12. Jana Winderen – Isolation / Measurement. (Jana Winderen). 13. Darren Hayman – Brentwood. (Darren Hayman). 14. Scott Sherk – Winter Melt Ed. (Scott Sherk). 01. Le Monde Electronique De François De Roubaix. Universal Music Jazz France. 981 808-9. 02. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Film Score Monthly. FSM Vol. 3 No. 10. 03. Sound of Snow and Ice. Gruenrekorder. GrDl 112. 04. Éléments No.2 ‘L’Eau’. Egg. 91 039. 05. Depths. Kranky. krank024. 06. Bathyscaphe Trieste. Primary Numbers – PRIMA007. 07. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – A Retrospective. The Grey Area. phonic3cd. 08. Subtracks. Skam. SKALD080. 09. Sea Organ. Wonderfulsound. 10. Blue Pool. Super 8. Super-8.6. 11. Other Channels. Ghost Box. GBX010 CD. 12. Energy Field. Touch. TO:73. 13. Lido. Clay Pipe Music. pipe006. 14. Sound of Snow and Ice. Gruenrekorder. GrDl 112.