Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Various Artists - Picnic at Hanging Rock Soundtrack


01. Gheorghe Zamfir and Marcel Cellier - Doina Sus Pe Culmea Dealului
02. Jen Jando - Prelude No 1 in C Major
03. Bruce Smeaton - The Ascent
04. Gheorghe Zamfir and Marcel Cellier - Doina Lui Petru Unc
05. Bruce Smeaton - The Rock
06. Unknown - Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
07. Unknown - Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11
08. Istan Antal with the Hungarian State Orchestra - Adagio un Poco Mosso

Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian film from 1975, directed by Peter Weir. It is a wonderfully ominous, atmospheric piece of (Australian) folk horror.

Stunning visuals aside, the soundtrack sets the tone for the film and has the same haunting quality in places. Romanian pan pipes sit alongside classical pieces and two slightly experimental original compositions from Bruce Smeaton.

The soundtrack has never had a commercial release.

Robbie Basho - Demos 1975

Grass-Tops Recordings 2016

01. Fandango
02. Legend of Mt. Tam
03. Bride of Thunder
04. Tree of Life
05. Libation

This Grass-Tops release was exclusive to the now defunct Soundcloud page.

An E.P.'s worth of demos home recorded after Basho had left Vanguard. His next release on a label was 1978's 'Visions of the Country' on Windham Hill and most of these songs were left unrecorded.

Various Artists - Spring 2013

01. Fever Tree - Imitation Situation (Tocatta Fugue)
02. Sunforest - Where Are You
03. The Search Party - Renee Child
04. Fifty Foot Hose - Rose
05. The Jelly Bean Bandits - Another August Revisited
06. Robbie Basho - Salangadou
07. Belbury Poly - The Geography
08. Big Blood - She-Wander(er)
09. Binarii Weave - Hammer's Smile
10. Deep Magic - Motionless
11. Golden Brown - Wild Bill Jones
12. James Blackshaw - Holly

Another old but seasonal mixtape. The album is split into old music (tracks 1-6) and new (tracks 7-12). Compiled in strange times and a personal favourite.