The "Sea OF Holes", despite its temporal displacement from the film's Sub Plot (where it comes directly after the the Sea Of Science and the "Sea Of Time"
) and its merging with the latter on the Capiol LP
, remains George Martin's most adventurous composition for the voyage.
In keeping with the spatial anomalies which our heroes are now facing, he drops in a sparse, minimalist sequence — the opening of which has always brought to my mind Mysterons as much as Meanies.
Some creepy, backward-sounding segments (and do I detect some protosynth?) suck 'n' pop the four-and-friend in and out of the inter-dimensional openings — amazingly animated. Tooth-chattering glockenspiels and the woeful horns of hopelessly lost boats add to the unsettling experience, in a place which reminds John of Blackburn, Lancashire.Oh boy!
Jeremy Hillary Boob PhD (aka "Nowhere Man"
) is abruptly abducted by a Blue Meanie:
"Hydrolet, fervence, crytodine
— I think we're near the Sea Of Green!"
In the movie, maybe.
But, on the record — possibly thanks to the hole in Ringo's pocket — it's on we go back to the "Sea Of Monsters"