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Seventh Wave: Things To Come

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 July 2012

King of Freaks Stuart Maconie presents two hours of musical mayhem. Each week Stuart features a classic album from the world of obscure music and this week it's the debut from mid-70s synth duo, Seventh Wave.

Things To Come is the first of two records made by Kieran O'Connor and Ken Elliott who joined forces after their more psychedelic group Second Hand disbanded. Their sound, created mostly with analogue synthesizers and orchestral percussion instruments, was a precursor to the commercial synth pop boom of the 1980s featuring lush arrangements and mesmerising melodies.

Music Played

22 items
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    Joy & The Hit Kids Das Glück Dieser Welt


  • Image for Neon Indian

    Neon Indian Children Of The Revolution

  • Image for Seventh Wave

    Seventh Wave Sky Scraper/Metropolis


  • Image for Laurel Halo

    Laurel Halo Airsick

    Quarantine, Hyperdub

  • Image for Will Dutta

    Will Dutta Distance (Geese Remix)

    Distance EP

  • Image for The Groundhogs

    The Groundhogs Eccentric Man

    Thank Christ For The Bomb, Liberty

  • Image for Ergo Phizmiz

    Ergo Phizmiz It's A Sin

    Care In the Community

  • Image for Seventh Wave

    Seventh Wave Communication Skyways

    Things To Come, Gull

  • Image for Seventh Wave

    Seventh Wave Things To Come

    Things To Come, Gull

  • Image for Seventh Wave

    Seventh Wave 1999 ½

    Things To Come, Gull

  • Image for Tyondai Braxton

    Tyondai Braxton The Duck And The Butcher

    Warp Records

  • Image for Anthony Braxton

    Anthony Braxton Improvisation No 1

    Standards, Amirani Records/Teriyaki

  • Image for Anthony Reynolds

    Anthony Reynolds Just So You Know (feat. Vashti Bunyan)

    Bees Dream Of Flowers And Your Summer's Meadow Breath, Hungry Hill

  • Image for The Reveries

    The Reveries No Ordinary Love

    Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music of Sade, Beniffer Editions

  • Image for Leverton Fox

    Leverton Fox The Human Arm

    The Human Arm, Not Applicable Recordings

  • Image for Premiata Forneria Marconi

    Premiata Forneria Marconi Jet Lag


  • Image for William Parker And The Element Choir

    William Parker And The Element Choir Ventures In A Cloud Chamber

    At Christ Church Deer Park, Barnyard Records, 9

  • Image for Talismen

    Talismen What Kind Of Boy

    English Freakbeat, SB Records

  • Image for Seventh Wave

    Seventh Wave Smog, Fog and Sunset

    Things To Come, Gull

  • Image for Seventh Wave

    Seventh Wave Fail To See

    Things To Come, Gull

  • Image for Serafina

    Serafina Night Before Mutiny

    Bloody Hell EP, Stolen Recordings

  • Image for Swod

    Swod Patinage

    Sekunden, City Centre Offices


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