Sunday, March 23, 2008

Delia Derbyshire - Love Without Sound (1969)


I found this heard this track for the first time yesterday and I must have listened to it about 20/30 times already. It's from the 1969 The White Noise - Electric Storm LP. To me it sounds 30 years ahead of it's time. I made a fairly rudimentary video for it. I hope you like it.

Delia Derbyshire is well known for her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and her help in creating the Dr.Who theme. Of all the BBC Radiophonic musicians I've heard I always found Delia's music to be more aesthetically mature than that of the others. While many were content to create mathematically structured enharmonic noise she looked for the ghost in the machine, creating haunting, off kilter and often sexually charged music.

If you want to read more:
http://www.delia-derbyshire.org/

Reel To Reel Beatmatching

Just to show a little of Delia at work. This clip is from the BBC documentary on the Radiophonic Workshop "Alchemists Of Sound."

That is severly cool... A 4 deck mix on Reel-to-Reel :)

4 comments:

Kevin said...

Holy sh*t! 1969?!

AudioLemon said...

Yep.... that's almost exactly my reaction :)

t-woc said...

i know this track,
i have it on a mixtape by the trapdoor heads..

very fucking cool

i'll dig up the tape, its all this goood!

martinwguy said...

In that case check also delia-derbyshire.dyndns.org which is a catalog I made of as much of her music as I could find out about. Unfortunately most of her music has been destroyed and buried.

My email's at the bottom of the page - get in touch if u want to know more...

M