Frankenstein Sound Lab – Workfare = Slavery
From the mini-album Austerity (2014)
“The Plan Is Working…” from the forthcoming Frankenstein Sound Lab mini-album Austerity.
A sort of musique concrete piece built around voice samples and featuring your friends and mine David Camoron and Iain Drunken Smith.
I’m doing the final mixing on the other 3 tracks, and they should be available for free download in the near future.
Starlight Castle, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland
From the album Spirit Of Place (2014). Music generated from photographs of sites in North East England (ancient and modern), using the free i2sm programme (google it !) and mixed with ambient sound recorded at the sites, to create a representation of the spirit of the place.
See more at the Spirit Of Place website – http://spiritofplace.weebly.com
Frankenstein Sound Lab – http://maliceinsunderland.weebly.com/
We announce the release of a new album by FRANKENSTEIN SOUND LAB.
Titled Radio Frankenstein International, it is a collision between chance encounters ( in the form of random samples found on short wave radio) and structured music.
Free listen & download from the Malice In Sunderland website –
Another from the Spirit Of Place project.
Dalden Tower is a ruined fortified medieval manor house on the outskirts of Seaham, County Durham.
The manor of Dalden was probably in existence in the 12th century, in possession of the Escolland family. The first documentary evidence dates from c.1320 when Sir Jordan de Dalden sought permission to build a private chapel.
Shortly after this the manor passed by marriage to the Bowes family. It was the Bowes family who were responsible for the building of the tower.
In 1615 it was passed again by marriage to the Collingwoods and subsequently was purchased by the Milbank family.
Lord Byron married into the Milbank family of Seaham, though they weren’t living here then…did he ever visit the tower ?
According to the Durham historian William Hutchinson, writing at the end of the 18th century, it had long been derelict.
Today, the ruins always remind be of of standing stones, the three remaining sections of wall like a trio of monoliths.
Another from the ongoing SPIRIT OF PLACE project – the Apollo Pavillion at Peterlee, County Durham.
We’ve posted about the Apollo Pavillion before – https://alchemyandaccident.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/apollo-pavilion-peterlee/
…see that post for more information about it.
The dialogue comes from Ingmar Bergman‘s 1957 film The Seventh Seal.
Set in Sweden during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death, who has come to take his life. Hence the title.
Actually, some of the dialogue is reversed, so its in both Swedish and backwards-Swedish.
Can you tell the difference ?
FRANKENSTEIN SOUND LAB – The World Turned Upside Down.
As some folks believe the world is due to end tomorrow, 21st December 2012, I thought I’d better get this track posted while there’s still time. Although not actually about the 21-12-12 possibilities, it will at least provide you with a suitable soundtrack for the last few minutes… probably the last few minutes before the next few minutes, but its always best to hedge your bets.
Another one from the Spirit Of Place project. Barnes Park in Sunderland is our favorite local public park.
Music made from photographs of the park, using the i2sm programme, plus natural sounds recorded on location.
For more on The Spirit Of Place project, see-
An End To It… is the final track on the 2007 album It Was A Dark & Stormy Night, which was based loosely around the prophecy of St Malachy, who foretold the end of the Roman Catholic church. If he was correct, the next pope after the current one will be the last one.
This track details the fate of that last pope – beheaded, a stake driven through his heart, and buried on a dark and stormy night at a crossroads near Zagreb.
Of course this is just fiction (St Malachy didn’t specify such a grisly end) and be assured that no popes were harmed during the making of this track.
To hear other tracks from this album, or to download it free, go to: