COLD WORLDS 180 Gram Vinyl Soundtrack by Don Harper
Dual Planet gatefold 180 gram vinyl pressing centered around previously unreleased Doctor Who music that has been mastered from the original tapes.
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Catalogue number: DUAL007LP.
A previously unreleased Doctor Who score mastered from the original tapes of the 1968 story Doctor Who: The Invasion.
Includes additional electronic tracks from Don Harper’s catalogue and music featured in George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead.
A collection of Horror-Electronics, supernatural soundscapes and sinister library muzak from Australian composer Don Harper. Centering on a previously unreleased score for the 1968 Doctor Who series The Invasion (a dark otherworldly sci-fi jazz suite) Cold Worlds is also a focus on the electronic music of this largely unsung composer. Like many Australian film composers (Ron Grainer, Dudley Simpson, Don Banks) Don Harper based himself in the UK during the 1960s and subsequently found employment at the BBC and other British film and library companies.
Probably best known for his BBC scores for World of Sport, Sexton Blake and The inside Man. Harper also immersed himself in the world of electronics. Acknowledged as a virtuoso jazz violinist, he notably produced a 1974 electronic/altered jazz session for Lansdowne Studios titled Homo Electronicus (featuring Norma Winstone and other progressive UK jazz musicians).
In addition to cutting a number of library sessions for Joseph Weinburger’s Impress label, in which several tracks were later famously sampled by MF Doom, he also co-wrote the music (alongside Delia Derbyshire and David Vorhaus) for the essential Radiophonic KPM recording Electrosonic. Also featured on this compilation are his nightmarish cues used in George Romeros cult zombie classic Dawn of the Dead. Also available on CD.
1. Doctor Who Theme
3. Moving Shadows
4. Dank Earth
5. Cold Worlds
7. Sinister Stranger
8. Troubled Mind – Torment
9. Twisted Mind