You can now enjoy a fantastic new concept album based on a popular Fifth Doctor story, and which is pay-what-you-want, with all proceeds from streaming and normal sales going to charity!
Once voted the best Doctor Who serial of all time by readers of Doctor Who Magazine, it should come as no surprise that The Caves of Androzani is so loved by so many. And among that number are talented musicians, Christian Erickson and Janey Winterbauer, who together form The Sevateem. The pair bring us The Caves, a 16-track album with all songs paying homage to the 1984 tale that saw the Doctor sacrificing his life for his friend, Peri.
It’s written, arranged, produced, and mixed by Erickson, who’s been a fan of Doctor Who since the age of 13, and ranks the Fifth Doctor’s swansong story as his absolute favourite. The Caves is presented in the form of a “rock opera”, with singers taking on the role of different characters. These are:
Angela Ducklisky sings the part of Ms. Brown – a human from the United States of America on Earth.
Jeremy Messersmith sings the part of The Doctor – a mysterious traveller in time and space.
James Diers sings the part of Morgus – a rich and powerful businessman who controls commerce and politics on 5 planets.
Mark Mallman sings the part of Chellak – a frustrated military leader fighting a losing battle against an android army.
Janey Winterbauer sings the part of Timmin – a meticulous note-taker and administrative assistant to the most powerful man in the world.
Ed Ackerson sings the part of Stotz – a notorious mercenary and weapons-dealer.
Christian Erickson sings the part of Jek – a masked and deformed rebel, terrorist and android engineer.
Yes, the entire album is pay-what-you-want, so give it a listen. The Sevateem has asked listeners to donate to their chosen charity, Doctors Without Borders.
We crossed the US $500 mark in pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp, so we made our first of (hopefully) many donations to Doctors Without Borders! Thank you all so much for sharing. ❤️❤️ https://t.co/VBm4iI2mlt pic.twitter.com/HJS6KAXRD0
— The Sevateem (@TheSevateem) May 25, 2018
Tracks on the album include Spectrox, Is It Wrong?, Beauty I Must Have You, I’ve Taken Everything, and Is This Death?
Head over to listen to The Caves now, and keep an eye on the DWC as we’ve got a full review coming up soon.
(Thanks to James Baldock.)