Basil Kirchin

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For a brief history of Basil Kirchin please click here.

This is music from one of Basil's most creative periods. Basil had finished his world tour of weird discovery, and came back to the UK to make, in his words, music for imaginary films. This is basically library music, but lead to quite a few original film compositions.

The music we are releasing here is Basil's work for the De Wolfe library, all from the 1966 period. Although you will imagine the music to be a little later, it's just that Basil is always a little ahead of his time.

The complete album “Abstractions Of The Industrial North” is on this recordings, and we have added a selection of recordings from other rare Kirchin, Jack Nathan and John Coleman productions, including The wild One, Don't Lose Your Cool, Town Beat and finally “Mind On The Run”. These are all ten inch De Wolfe releases, are exceptionally rare and includes some incredible session musicians, including Jimmy Page and Big Jim Sullivan.

As library music goes, Abstractions is unlike any other recording. It's possibly the most beautiful but worst library music ever made, in the way that it doesn't adhere to or follow any normal library music genre. It is wonderfully sad unforgettable music, with the signature Kirchin hypnotic grooves stirring it all up every now and again.

CD and limited vinyl - 500 copies only!!!!!!!!!!!