Remember Alice in Wonderland? Ever wondered what it would be like as a musical, and not for kids either?
Alice in Podcastland is post-modern experimental piece of radio theater.
This program’s got both great story telling and great tracks in classical, rock, electronica and pop. It’s a musical adventure re-imagined for adults. We were inspired by A Prairie Home Companion, The Golden Age of Radio, Negativland and The Electrifying Mojo.
The spoken parts came from a children’s cassette tape that was in really bad shape. I received the cassette as a child. It was included as part of a “bubblegum kit”, featuring German cartoon characters “Fixi and Foxi“, which are currently popular in Germany on cellphones. My grandmother found this package at a confectionary in Dearborn Michigan.
The children’s program was recorded in Europe at some point in the 70s or 80s. The English speaking voice talents spoke German as a first language. The surface noise was great and the tape had experienced a great amount of wear. At times the bird noises get a little too loud, but that was how the original cassette was mixed.
There were very few sound effects on the original recording. We replaced most fo therm and added a ton more, and in the style of Tom Keith. Because Alice went on an adventure, we will not be posting the playlist for this podcast. You must listen and let it take you on a unique pop music adventure. Enjoy!