Pick of the Week (past/present/future)

This is the first of what I intend to be an ongoing weekly post of “stuff that I find interesting. There will be no particular order or reasoning behind the stuff – there will doubtless be plenty of links to music, and geeky stuff, and arty creative stuff, and historical or mythological stuff, and – well, whatever really.

As I said: stuff I find interesting!

Some of it will be recent, some not so recent. No rules. Apart from that it will all be stuff that I like, and maybe you will like some of it too?

It’s a weird word: stuff – don’t you think? One of those words that, the more you say it, the weirder it gets. Or maybe it just gets irritating. Stuff. Sorry.



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–  Eon Heart is a label devoted to releasing electronic / experimental music inspired by science-fiction. Listen here.

– An extensive archive of works by electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire is available to listen and download on Ubuweb here

– A brand new BBC Radio adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Eric started this week. You can catch the first episode on the i-player here.

– And if you’re quick you can also catch the BBC’s 2010 adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness here. (Episode One is available until the 12th March)

– Issue 22 of the excellent Lovecraft Ezine is available to read for free here.


If you dig it, please consider buying/subscribing to the Kindle, Nook or iPad version for only $2.99 an issue. The editor, Mike Davis does a grand job putting the Ezine together for the love of it – and I’m sure he would appreciate the financial support. Also – Issues 1-9 can be bought as a bundle for $4.99, which is amazing.

– For aspiring screenwriters, an archive of surprisingly current film scripts to download is right here. At the moment it includes scripts for Argo, Anna Karenina, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, The Master, and Moonrise Kingdom.


“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever.”  For more information, click here.

– Game of Thrones Season Three is coming. The extended trailer is here.

– Internet Jesus, Warren Ellis posted an excellent list of podcasts that he follows here.

– The brilliant Numbers Broadcast show (hosted by Laica), which features on the Internet radio station Future Music, has a sublime guest mix by Utopian tones/Dystopian drones maestro oh/ex/oh for it’s 33rd show. You can listen to the broadcast in it’s entirety here

Spoicke – the new album by United Bible Studies – is one of the most beautiful releases I’ve seen, and the music is magnificent too. Here, take a peek

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All 77 of the physical release sold out very quickly, but Deserted Village are offering ways to receive a free download of the album on their Twitter feed here.

Also, check out the Deserted Village Bandcamp here, and if you’ll indulge me, listen first to the incredible “splatter-folk” masterpiece Misery Together by Thinguma*jigsaw 

– I’m a big fan of Radiohead, so the Atoms for Peace Radio 1 Essential Mix is, well, essential – as is the album, Amok, which has just been released. Listen to the mix here.

– Listen/buy the vibrant electronic-noise-psych-industrial-house-dub-wyrd-pop-techno eponymous mini album by Acteurs here.

– And finally: experience the awesome “gorgeous neo-kraut trails and class freakdom” of the split release between “English psych-heads” Gnod and the “Venezuelan stoner” Bear Bones, Lay Low here.



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