Boomkat Product Review:
I love the Clangers, and yes I'm not afraid to admit that. As a child I would sit transfixed at the very strange world of these pink knitted beasties and for some reason I'm not sure that it was the visual elements that had me so trapped in the show, rather it was the extremely unique soundtrack. You see the Clangers sounded like the Clangers and even the little fellers themselves had a very specific sound, when you heard it from another room you'd think - ah there's the Clangers, quite a smart move for a children's show. Oliver Postgate's cleverly odd children's creations still haunt the minds of adults (and no doubt children) everywhere but the Clangers will always have a special place in my heart so it's lovely to hear this quite wonderful collection of work which rounds up some of the tastiest treats from the series' short run. Even though they were recorded now over thirty years ago those lovely people over at Trunk managed to track down the original master tapes (apparently stored in Oliver Postgate's 'Underworld' - say no more eh?) and this has been gloriously presented and treated, just as we've come to expect from the label then. Quite effortlessly beautiful and much more than mere retro-ist nostalgia, Vernon Eliot genuinely created something special and memorable with these pieces and something which has had a huge influence since its conception. Recommended listening!