A nice preview clip from this Saturday's episode featuring Sarah and Luke and the Torchwood team. It looks like those pesky Daleks have stolen the Earth and are preparing to invade. Coo!

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  1. Jay says:

    Nice work assembling all this. I just had one question relating to your profile: what's library music? I feel like I'd better find out!

  2. FRANK says:

    Thanks, Jay. It often feels like a full time job!

    Ah, library music. Where do I start? I'll be brief...library music is session music created by very many gifted musicians in the industry for use on films, television programmes, documentaries. It was very much in vogue, on British television at least, in the early 1960s right through to the late 1970s and programmes as diverse as The Sweeney, The Tomorrow People, Doctor Who etc all used what they call 'stock music' from many of the library music houses such as KPM, De Wolfe, Bruton, Chappell. The likes of Delia Derbyshire recorded for KPM and amongst the highest rated musicians to be found working on stock music are Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett and Nick Ingman to name just a few. Nick has a flourishing career in scoring for movies and for bands like Goldfrapp these days, Alan and Brian are ex-members of The Shadows and have worked with many artists in the industry. Library music is very much in vogue with DJ's and bands like Modern Sound Library and Quiet Village as much of the funkier stuff allows them to sample some great beats and breaks. I'll be doing much more about library music in the future so keep reading for recommendations. In the meantime perhaps you should try and watch something like The Sweeney and just listen to the music, often referred to as Crime Funk, as it's all library and stock music from various composers and it's a good place to start.

  3. Jay says:

    Ahhhh! Okay, like a "sound library" as it were. I'm with ya now. Didn't know it was such an extensive industry.

  4. FRANK says:

    That's the ticket. Still is a huge industry - De Wolfe and Chappell are going strong to this day.

    Much of the material recorded in the 60s and 70s is having a bit of a revival at the moment.

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