Far away from the land of breaks, beats and modern music is the world of the Clangers. Created by the genius team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin (Bagpuss, Ivor The Engine, Pogle's Wood), the Clangers are now over 40 years old. Their name comes from the noise the dustbin lids covering their homes makes, and all the music and special effects played for both series are issued on this record.
The music was played and composed by Vernon Elliot and a small quartet from the Philharmonia. Musical direction was guided and drawn by Oliver Postgate, and all the music was recorded in the village hall just up the road from Mr. Postgate's home. We organised, remastered and compiled some 150+ recordings and musical cues into a suitable listening experience.
The music itself is beautiful, quite wistful and a little crazy. It has both classical and folk overtones and will appeal to cool kids of all ages. The special effects, whistles, whoops and bangs were all created by Mr. Postgate in his basement using tape loops, swanee whistles and a tin guitar.