Basil Kirchin’s ‘Silicon’ is a lost classic of electronic disco stylings, themed around the imminent silicon chip revolution. It’s been unearthed by Trunk Records and dusted down for a release on yellow seven-inch vinyl with a video by our pal Dan Tombs, whose visuals for the likes of Factory Floor, Gold Panda and Jon Hopkins you will have seen. Pre-order your copy of the single here:
Basil Kirchin was an English musician who influenced the likes of Brian Eno with his experiments with tape and new sounds in the 1960s and 70s. He would record birdsong and animal calls and slow the the recordings down to reveal sounds the human ear hadn’t encountered before. He also scored films to finance his experiments, including ‘Catch Us If You Can’, the Dave Clark Five cash-in movie in 1965, and ‘The Abominable Dr Phibes’ in 1971.