Friday, February 16, 2007

A Musical Interlude

Electrosonic (1972)
Label: KPM
Cat: KPM1104

1 Quest
2 Quest - fast
3 Computermatic
4 Frontier of Knowledge
5 The Pattern Emerges
6 Freeze Frame
7 Plodding Power
8 Busy Microbes
9 Liquid Energy (a)
10 Liquid Energy (b)
11 No Man’s Land
12 Depression
13 Nightwalker
14 Electrostings
15 Electrobuild
16 Celestial Cantabile
17 Effervescence
18 The Wizard’s Laboratory
19 Shock Chords

This is a rip from the original vinyl (of which images are included), rather than the forthcoming (extremely limited-500 copies) CD rerelease. All credit to the original ripper.

Delia Derbyshire is best known as the woman who created the sound of the original Doctor Who theme. This one piece is so globally famous that it has overshadowed the wide ranging work of one of the most creative women working in the 1960s and ’70s. Delia collaborated with many of the most significant figures of the era and was admired by many more. Her story involves such names as Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Pink Floyd, Anthony Newley, Frankie Howerd and The Rolling Stones, in addition to work with the National Theatre, seminal electronic innovators and, of course, the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop. Since her death in 2001, Derbyshire has gained cult icon status and her influence over artists who weren’t even born when she made some of her groundbreaking recordings has never been stronger. John Cavanagh (BBC Radio, Phosphene, author of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn etc. etc.) has found a rare album Delia recorded with Brian Hodgson (the man who created the sound of the TARDIS) and Australian mood music composer (who also scored some Doctor Who episodes) Don Harper in 1972. This was originally an lp of what is known as library music and was only made available to film, tv and radio organizations when originally issued.

Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson - Electrosonic (1972)


At 2:48 PM, Blogger number06 said...

many, many thanks for this KPM records. I've just to wait to DL it due my country restriction trough 'send it' in Europe...

At 6:01 PM, Anonymous mwaynick said...

A thousand thanks for this beautiful rarity. To me, Delia Derbyshire is [was] the perfect woman: wildly intelligent, intuitively musical, relentlessly pioneering, shy, sexy, and British.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger Ashley Plath said...

Thanks so much! This is simply wonderful.
xoxo, Ashley

At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Feckingham said...

Has to be one of the single most historically important shares ever. The type of thing one hopes to find at some point in their lives but has long given up hope that they will. Thanks very much.


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