The BBC Radiophonic Workshop has always been a big influence on the music I listen to and the music I make. The wonderful noises they made throughout the 1970s shaped my ears in ways nothing else ever did. Doctor Who alone would have been enough but it is merely the tip of a very large iceberg indeed.
Lately I've been re-immersing myself in the work of people such as Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and John Baker and got the idea to try and create a set of Radiophonics of my own, Phantasms is the result. It was created between 5th and 14th of September 2010 using a virtual FM7 synth (and a few other little twists and turns). It's as unrepentantly electronic as my music ever has gotten or is ever likely to get. I hope you dig it.
Ian Holloway’s new collection. Major Radiophonic Workshop vibe. You know I love the Confusing English Electronic Music. Move on if that sort of thing doesn’t twiddle your knobs, obviously. I think this is gorgeous, diaphanous and glittering.
- Warren Ellis (author of Transmetropolitan, Red & much more)