Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Clockwork Orchestra

I have to say, I think this is rather good :
Not sure if it's hauntological exactly, but I think people here may like it. Try the Belbury Poly meets chip-tune sounding Mummer if you don't have time to listen to the whole thing.

Friday, 11 April 2014

'Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete'

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Tricorn 2014 Exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum 

An exhibition celebrating Portsmouth's Tricorn Centre.  Designed by Owen Luder & Rodney Gorden, built in 1966, demolished 2004.

On until 29th June at Portsmouth City Museum.

Best bits: one of the actual slit windows, a selection of original architectural drawings, a tasty watercolour by Gordon Cullen and - behind glass, annoyingly - a bunch of photos taken during the construction.  The ones that are visible are fantastic; I would commit murder to get a good look at the rest.

Interesting discovery: before the Central Library was built, they planned to stick it in the Tricorn.

(Above photos courtesy Claire Sambrook)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


First release on new label THE CROOKED CIRCLE featuring Found 0bjects' The Soulless Party:


JEO - The Pavement Waltz

THE SOULLESS PARTY - Tales from the Black Meadow (Main Theme)

Limited edition of 100 copies pressed on black vinyl, each individually hand numbered and hand stamped with two separate linocuts.
Includes thaumatrope postcard, photocopied insert and download code.



Sunday, 30 March 2014

acid mist

Musical folly and miserable time-wasting spotify playlists from the lazy sod who (sometimes) brings you between channels. Click below. That is all.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2014

ICN, 1965

The International Council of Nurses' 13th annual congress in Frankfurt, 1965.  Look out for the kinky gloves!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Back to Buses...

After a small reminder from our friend Bollops, i have had a dig around the archives here at Soulless Central and found a few more golden oldies to satisfy the inner 'non' bus spotter within us..

Again, these are taken in and around my local area, so they are quite dear to me.

As a special treat, you'll find the first picture comes complete with a 'Ghost Sign' in the background and the final picture is of a very tunnel like bus shelter - I mean, who doesn't enjoy waiting for a bus? Enjoy with care...

Sunday, 23 February 2014


Pics from a 1947 edition (first printed 1934).

I'm sure I had all sorts of fascinating observations to make about This Sort of Thing while scanning them in the other night but, nope, all gone; brane empty.

I do dig the expressive, silent film style acting going on up there . Do they still do that, or is everything "understated" now?

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Found Slides - Civic Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne

From a heap load of slides - about 300 - that I bought from a charity shop last week.  Half are from commercially produced sets like the above (scenes from museums, National Trust houses etc), the rest are home-made.  I'll put more of the latter up here at some point, including a great set taken at the congress of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in 1965.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Older Than You Thought - #1 - Travel Snobs

From Punch mag, 1970.

"Fish and chips on the Costa Brava - UGGHH!"

From the same period and also in Punch are examples of "environmentalism is for hysterical middle class types" ('Happy As A Pig in Pollution' by Peter Preston, I'm guessing the Guardian editor?) and "Ho ho, this is what jokes will be like if political correctness gets a hold" ('Harmless Ethnic Joke Sheet' by Miles Kingston).