Silva Screen have announced details and cover art of the release of The Krotons: Original Television Soundtrack – click on the image for a bigger version. It features “Special Sounds” by Brian Hodgson and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and is available on CD/download on May 13 and on 10″ Vinyl from May 24.
Brian Hodgson was a member of the Workshop working closely with the seminal figure of Delia Derbyshire. As the original sound effects creator for Doctor Who he was responsible for the chilling Dalek voices and the powerhouse sound of the Tardis lifting off (created by running a back door key for his mother’s house along the bass string of a gutted piano and treating it electronically). His highly innovative techniques are fully on display on this collection of ‘special sounds’ that provided the background to The Krotons, broadcast in December 1968/January 1969. Check out the tracklisting below:

Doctor Who (New  Opening Theme, 1967)
The Learning Hall
Door Opens
Entry Into The Machine
TARDIS (New Landing)
Wasteland Atmosphere
Machine And City Theme
Machine Exterior
Panels Open
Dispersal Unit
Selris’ House
Machine Interior
Snake Bleeps Low
Silver Hose (The Snake)
Snake Bleeps High
Teaching Machine Hums
Burning Light
Birth Of A Kroton
Kroton Theme
Kroton Dies
Link – Rising Hum
Kroton Dies – (Alternative)

Thanks to Silva Screen
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