I adore this. I am convinced that James Bernard used this score as his template for all his famous Hammer Horror soundtracks. You can just visualise the camera from the Count’s POV roaming through Burnham Beeches until he comes across the pretty peasant girl singing to herself. Wrong place, wrong time, girly.


OBVIOUSLY, FOR THE MOST PART, THESE albums are the albums that formed my taste long before I picked up a bass guitar myself in 1976 at the 100 Club Punk festival and the reason is simple:- time. In my early teens I spent most weekday evenings listening to music either with friends or alone in my bedroom. This is probably true for a lot of people of my generation and these are the first ten that spring to mind. Albums that I have spent a lot of time with. In case you are wondering, in more recent years I have enjoyed albums by Goldfrapp, Godspeed, The Knife & Fever Ray, Main, Gavin Bryars, Massive Attack & Tricky, Radiohead, Stars Of The Lid, William Basinski, Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz ensemble, Wire, Coil & Moondog. Dip in.

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