If you remember that alien diva-sung opera from the scifi film The Fifth Element (called ‘Il dolce suono’), you’ll also recall all the music academics at the time saying no human could ever sing this song outside of the synthesizer used to hype and mimic the alien’s voice for the film. Well, a little 13-year […]
According to our chums over at Boing Boing, this is the Girls’ Generation K-pop hit that was played to near extinction by South Korea in their recent audio duel of the border bands with North Korea – no wonder Kim Jong-un was pleading to make the sonic assault stop. We’d probably mobilise our submarine fleet too!
‘Dr. Cosmo’s Tape Lab: “Beyond The Silver Sea”’ is something a little different and a lot special. It is a knowing retro-nod to great musical SF classics but with a perky 60s surf vibe. Imagine if Jeff Wayne’s ‘War Of The Worlds’ was played by the Beach Boys with guest guitarist Johnny Marr and was […]
‘Metal Hurlant Chronicles’ is a television series where: ‘Each episode is a self-contained story taking place on a different planet with a different cast, and the episodes are linked together only by the idea that an asteroid, the “Métal Hurlant”, passes the planet in question during the events of the story.’ (Wikipedia) Given this premise, […]
As this album starts, the similarities to soundtracks from films like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ are undeniable and you half expect it to turn into a John Williams score. There’s a triumphant feel with the brass section taking the lead, complemented by a miscellany of strings, woodwind and percussion. It’s an exciting opening that […]
It’s been 30 years but there is still danger from the supernatural and the occult. ‘The Omega Factor Series One’ picks up the story from all those years ago. The four episodes take us down the terrifying paranormal investigations of Department 7. There’s just one problem, it’s about to be cut. The first story. ‘From […]
Counter-Measures Series 04 boxset by Mark Wright, Cavan Scott, Matt Fitton, John Dorney and Ken Bentley (CD review).
I have a little thrill of excitement when the music from ‘Counter-Measures’ plays and, once again, we are plunged into the murky world of the paranoid 1960s when the Cold War was at its height. Of course, it’s not the Russians bugging us and this four-parter is aimed squarely in the extra-terrestrial threat department. There […]