3.09.2014

DELIA DERBYSHIRE
























http://www.vivalarevolutionrecords.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/DSCF90681-1024x768.jpg"White Noise"
Year:  1969
Country:  UK
City:   London
Label:   Island rec.
Format:   CD , LP
Tracks:   7
Time:   40 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:   Experimental
















White Noise, the brainchild of Delia Derbyshire and David Vorhaus, was one of the first all-electronic groups ever, and contempories of the equally legendary Silver Apples. Their first and only true LP was one of the emerging Island Records early album releases and, along with Traffic, one of their first alternative signings (a distinct change from their blue beat fair). Whatever Island honcho Chris Blackwell saw in the demos of the sublime Firebird and symphonically psychedelic Love Without Sound (both used on the record) we shall never know, but he stumped up the cash for the pair to go back to their Kaleidophon Studio, situated opposite London psychedelic centre The RoundHouse.     Derbyshire had set the ante for purely electronic pop with her seminal recording of the original Doctor Who theme. But White Noise, and their strange blend of the Medieval and Futuristic music was to become one of Island's early best sellers and a student favourite for decades. ( Review by Peter Kember )
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