This mini-album / EP was planned following the news that our friend Robert Baldock had suffered a stroke. Robert (aka DJ Bongoboy) will be familiar to many as one of the two voices behind The Project Moonbase podcast, and has offered much support and encouragement to The Twelve Hour Foundation over the past four years: broadcasting our music, promoting us via social media, and, on one occasion, driving to a gig in Scotland to lend us a synth when our Moog’s power supply died.
All proceeds from this album will be donated to The Charles Bell Pavilion (brain and neurological rehabilitation), the unit within the Astley Ainslie Hospital where Robert is currently undergoing various therapies. We wish him a speedy recovery.
“Must have selection of musical science nuggets from Twelve Hour Foundation including the all important never-before-heard extended Project Moonbase theme.” – Mc Zirconium
I am sorry to tell you dear listeners, that we are shuttering the moonbase for the foreseeable future.
It’s not that we are bored of music. We are not bored of music! Which remains an excellent source of entertainment and probs protein and minerals.
It’s not that we don’t love you anymore. We 100% moon-love you in a non-threatening platonic way which in no way affects your relationship status.
We are currently unable to put together any shows due to cruel fate back-handing your venerable and beloved host (sometimes known as) DJ Bongoboy (he has many names). DJ Bongoboy, Chief scientist, curator of musical curiosities and avuncular chap. Friend. All round good egg, actual real-life genuinely nice person. This titan of musical taste, this golden-voiced niche-caster has been struck down.
He is resting and may yet do-a-phoenix and get up and even curate something. Let us all hope for this happy outcome.
But for the moment we are going deep into the moon-core, adopting the foetal position and entering an exotica-induced coma.
Thanks to everyone who contacted us. Peace be with you moonbeams.
Ivor & Basil Kirchin Band: Jungle Fire Dance from TV Sound And Image (British Television, Film And Library Composers 1956-80) v a
The Basil Kirchin Band: Bee’s Knees from Rock a Conga EP
Johnny Keating and 27 Men: Listen… from The Keating Sound
The London Studio Group (Basil Kirchin, Jack Nathan and John Coleman): Prelude And Dawn from Abstractions Of The Industrial North
Broadcast: The World Backwards from Work And Non Work
The High Llamas: The Click And The Fizz from Beet, Maize & Corn
Alan Barnes on Basil
Basil Kirchin: Sketch Three from Charcoal Sketches
Stereolab: The Spiracles from Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night
Basil Kirchin & Jack Nathan: The Good Guys from Kpm 1000 Series: It’s About Time
Basil Kirchin: Primitive London 1 from Primitive London (Original Soundtrack)
Basil Kirchin: Silicon Chip from Silicon Chip
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