Published Oct 27, 2015James Cargill, member of the beloved baroque-pop project Broadcast, has a history with director Peter Strickland, having contributed music to the giallo-inspired Berberian Sound Studio. Strickland worked with Cat's Eyes for his excellent interim effort The Duke of Burgundy, but he's back with Cargill for a new radio drama, due this week.
The radio program is called The Stone Tape and reimagines the legendary 1972 film from Nigel Kneale (best known for Quatermass). The new, radio-only version stars Romola Garai, Julian Rhind-Tutt and, most importantly, The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt. It was all conceived by Strickland, in collaboration with writer Matthew Graham.
In addition to Cargill's original compositions, the broadcast will also feature sound design from Current 93's Andrew Liles. The show will be mixed in 3-D audio, meaning it's best to listen with headphones.
The Stone Tape will broadcast on Halloween night for Radio 4's Fright Night. After that, it'll be available online.
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