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Is it accurate to describe Mills as a composer? I know that the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's work straddles and muddies the line between music and sound, but I always thought of Mills' "special sound" as weird outer-space noises more than music. I'm sure he used the occasional theramin and other electronic instruments, but was he a composer? (I ask out of a desire for accuracy, not to diminish the importance or significance of the man's work.) —Josiah Rowe (talk • contribs) 20:40, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, he wrote some funeral music for Revelation of the Daleks, so he has done *some* composing... But as you say, it's not the description that immediately springs to mind. Angmering 20:53, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
There's quite a few of his cuts that really couldn't be considered sound effects, especially stuff like "Adagio" and the tracks on The Soundhouse. I guess they step away from sound effects and move into atmospheres and ambient music. If you listen to all the material of his that's been released over the years you'd be surprised at how much of it is actually "listenable" (for want of a better word). There's quite a lot of ambient musicians and film/tv composers out there who, from years of watching stuff like Doctor Who, unknowingly owe him a debt of gratitude for the tracks he "composed".--Thetriangleguy 19:26, 28 May 2006 (UTC)