Saturday, June 18, 2011


Track 1 - Fanfare For Tomorrow
Track 2 - Dream Machine
Track 3 - Concorde
Track 4 - Perfect Performance 1
Track 5 - Perfect Performance 2
Track 6 - Datalink
Track 7 - Electronic Kites
Track 8 - Forwarning
Track 9 - Buzby's Band
Track 10 - Superbrain
Track 11 - Mobile Unit
Track 12 - Star Games
Track 13 - Memories Of The Future
Track 14 - Computer Crime
Track 15 - Prototype
Track 16 - No Blade Of Glass
Track 17 - Take Control
Track 18 - Analogue Dialogue
Track 19 - Fission Chips
Track 20 - Time Warp

I seem to have been leaning towards 1980's library music quite a bit in the last couple of weeks. I'll try to mix it up some more in the future but for now please enjoy this late edition to the KPM 1000 series, "Handplayed By Robots" composed by George Fenton and Ken Freeman. There are playful tracks ( "Superbrain" sounds like it has been taken directly from an 8 bit computer game ) but it is the more cinematic and austere pieces that appeal to me the most ( "Datalink" and "Memories Of The Future" are prime examples ). Also, anyone who likes techno should instantly be drawn towards the squelchy sounds of "Analogue Dialogue".

Certainly it's no masterpiece but there are enough curiosities contained in the 20 tracks to warrant giving this record a good listen. Once again I'm struggling to get things to upload properly and have had to rely on an external link so thanks to the original uploader.


verge said...

Mr.Craig, thanks for this and all the links you've provided on here. I only discovered this blog a couple of weeks ago and put it in my google reader so i can stay updated. I'm mega thankful for your work here because, aside from late 70's/early 80's boogie(modern soul) records, this is that other genre of records that I never really had the chance to get into diggin for. I guess I found out about them later then the hip hop/jazz/funk/soul genres.
Anyways, thanks again, I'll be checking on the reg.

Mr. Craig said...

Thanks for taking the time to write. It means a lot to me.

Sir Richard Wentworth said...

I echo the sentiments above -- thanks for all the groovy links! And as for the library stuff, you'll get no complaints from me :)

I'm digging the Spider-Man library comp you put together right now... I'm loving it, and I can't wait to play it for my son later (he's a huge fan of the 60s cartoon -- yeah, I'm a proud papa)!

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Can you re-post this at all please?