Thursday, June 16, 2016

Twisted Toons Vol. 2

Stu Brown's first Twisted Toons album explored the music of maverick bandleader, composer, inventor and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott, whose music featured heavily in the Warner Bros. cartoons of the 1940s onwards. His new release, Twisted Toons Vol. 2, delves deeper into the zany world of cartoon soundtracks, including the pioneering work of Carl Stalling, whose brilliantly detailed scores accompanied the antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and co., as well as the equally groundbreaking music of Scott Bradley, which underscored the slapstick violence of Tom & Jerry and Tex Avery cartoons. Most of this music has never been recorded or performed live since the original cartoons were made. Expect to hear complete Tom and Jerry, Droopy, Roadrunner and Porky Pig scores alongside new arrangements of Carl Stalling’s commonly used themes (including Raymond Scott’s ‘Powerhouse’ and his own ‘Screwball Theme’), a selection of kitsch 1950’s library music cues that appeared in Ren and Stimpy and Spongebob Squarepants, and some of Bill Frisell’s atmospheric writing for Gary Larson’s Tales From the Far Side.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

The Aural Films Biography Series

"The Aural Films Biography Series re-presents artists by featuring retrospective collections that re-introduce the public to those who have been working for decades in music and art. Following our initial Biography release featuring artist Thomas Park. Aural Films continues with volume 2 in the Biography Series that will pay special tribute to the work of Raymond Scott." Complete details: here

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Raymond Scott Card Diorama

Sean Bright's Etsy shop is offering an adorable new handmade Raymond Scott card diorama: "Card model of musician, inventor, composer and electronic pioneer Raymond Scott. Pre-cut & folded, will be shipped in a flatpack form to ensure it arrives afely & to keep postage costs down. Comes in a delightful cd-size slip case. Measures around 12cm high." Details & ordering info: here