In a piece of truly excellent programming by the Beeb, Radio 3 are to broadcast the first ever radio adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's anti-war science fiction fable Slaughterhouse-Five. What's more, EPIC glitch-rockers 65daysofstatic are providing the soundtrack, as they describe here on their mailing list:
65daysofstatic have provided the music for the upcoming BBC Radio 3 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse 5’. Some of the music is from our records and stuff, and some of the more exciting bits like the time travel and the spaceship and the firebombing of Dresden during the war have some new music that we wrote especially for it.
To catch this, dust off the old wireless and tune to BBC Radio 3 in time for next Sunday at 8pm.
In a rare second piece of 65daysofstatic/BBC-related news you can listen to an exclusive and rather 'eclectic' (eugh) mixtape recorded for Radio 1's chill-out-gimp Rob Da Bank here. In this disgustingly Dave Pearce-esque 'doubleheader' 65daysofstatic go up against the DJing might of Jónsi (Sigur Rós) under his Riceboy Sleeps moniker. Sweet! Listen out for the likes of Liars, Les Savy Fav and Parts&Labor underneath the all-to-familiar swathes of fuzz. Thanks to 65kids.com for this.