Saturday, 29 August 2009

You Better Come Home Quickly...

One of the eeriest pieces of music I have ever heard, Bob Young and John Palmer's 'The Bunyip (Bunyip Moon)' from the 1977 animated film adaptation of Ethel C. Pedley's children's book, Dot And The Kangaroo. It's a truly fantastic production too - listen to those spectral, dissonant 'Ligeti goes pop' backing vocals! Quite remarkable.

The film itself features the voice of Spike Milligan, and is well worth seeking out. It was made at a time in which more-or-less unreconstructed hippies were allowed an influence on family entertainment, and is notable for its new age-ish blend of ecology, spirituality and Aboriginal folklore.