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Bells and projectors

These two recordings made for a lovely ride home from work today. Both are from Touch Radio, which is the podcast of unorthodox record label Touch, founded thirty years ago by Cabaret Voltaire member and elite sound recordist Chris Watson … Continue reading

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London Sound Survey

Something extraordinary going on here. IM Rawes is building a finely-textured archive of London sounds, published under posterity-friendly licences and with a range of clever ways to access the audio (maps, historic and current, being the main way in). I’m … Continue reading

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Hitchcock-Truffaut – Strangers on a Train

Truffaut interviewed Hitchcock for many hours in 1962 for his book Hitchcock. It’s not easy listening – Truffaut’s English was bad so there’s an intrusive interpreter – but this is genuinely gripping stuff. And the glee and surprise in Truffaut’s … Continue reading

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Big Town, 1937

Edward G Robinson in an episode of the famous CBS newspaper drama serial from 19 October 1937, complete with ads. Surprisingly contemporary. Download the MP3. From the excellent Old Time Radio.

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