Sunday 8 May 2022

Electronic Warfare

Cybotron - Clear
(From Clear single; 1983)

Yeah, Juan Atkin's Cybotron is cool but have you ever heard Martin Slavin's Cybermen theme from 1960s Doctor Who? True story: it was #actually a piece of stock music called Space Adventures Part 2 which Doctor Who's producers at the BBC licenced throughout the late 1960s to soundtrack the Cybermen in scenes like this. Imagine hearing some crazy space shit that don't make no sense like this as a kid in 1966 or 1967! To paraphrase Juelz Santana, this shit sound like it's from another galaxy. The BBC stayed terrifying children on multiple levels, not all of them noncey.

Martin Slavin - Space Adventures Part 2
(From various Doctor Who episodes; 1966 onwards)

Martin Slavin had 60's electronic shit more John Blaze than Karlheinz Stockhausen and ain't shit recognised by blokes who read The Wire magazine.


Spartan said...

Early Cybermen were legit creepy. The avant-garde electronica soundtrack really suited them.

Have you seen Aleyna Tilki's Sır music video?

Anonymous said...

Soundtrack for the Tim Westwood workexperience scheme.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That video was... unexpected. Especially for a Turkish lass.

xanax fantasia said...

i need a coven of witches to resurrect Ecstacy so Whodini can reunite to rap over this, fuck me

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron supposed to bubble.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

It's cool when you watch 60s Doctor Who and hear some stock music which was later used in Hollywood movies. I was watching Web Of Fear and heard that creepy music which was later used in The Shining and Ready Player One.

Spartan said...


Hollywood pulled a similar stunt when using the twist motif from The Twilight Zone in the toilet flushing scene from Alligator (1980).

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Damn, well spotted.