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Friday, May 04, 2012

The Delian Mix : Radiophonics & Electrosoniks


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May 5th, 2012 would have been Delia Derbyshire's 75th birthday. In an attempt to celebrate this in some way, I've put together an hour's worth of music and speech. Obviously it features a fair amount of Delia's work, and her voice in conversation. However, I've also added in pieces and interviews from some of her colleagues at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, as well as a few pieces from non-RW composers who were (seemingly, at least) working towards similar goals during the 1950s and 1960s. 

Also, I've tried to avoid the usual chestnuts which get wheeled out whenever people talk of the Radiophonic Workshop.  Yes, some of 'those' tunes appear here, including 'that' one, but mainly because it allows me to include Delia (and Brian Hodgson) talking about them.  Elsewhere there's some pretty unusual and unheard stuff.  Hopefully there'll be something here to interest even the most hardcore Radiophonic nutcases (amongst which I include myself!)  Anyway I hope you enjoy it... and happy birthday Ms. Derbyshire, wherever you may be... 

Tracklisting:
Delia Derbyshire - Happy Birthday
Ray Cathode - Waltz In Orbit
Desmond Briscoe - Excerpt from 1963 Third Programme interview
Delia Derbyshire - Ziwzih Ziwzih Oo Oo Oo Oo
Brian Hodgson - Attack Of The Alien Minds
Brian Hodgson - Tardis Take Off
Tristam Cary - Opus (M1)
Desmond Briscoe - excerpt from 'Wee Have Also Soundhouses', 1979
Delia Derbyshire - excerpt from 1960s interview
Delia Derbyshire - Pot Au Feu
Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson & John Peel - John Peel's Voice
The White Noise - Firebird
Delia Derbyshire - excerpt from 1997 interview with John Cavanagh
David Cain - May (from 'The Seasons')
F.C. Judd - Fairground
John Baker - excerpt from 1960s interview
John Baker - BBC interlude piece (title unknown)
Delia Derbyshire - excerpt from 1997 interview with John Cavanagh
Delia Derbyshire - Blue Veils & Golden Sands
The White Noise & The Welfare State - Silence Is Requested In The Ultimate Abyss
Brian Hodgson - 2001 interview about Dr. Who theme
Delia Derbyshire - excerpt from 1997 interview with John Cavanagh
Delia Derbyshire - Get Out & Get Under ('Know Your Car' theme)
Desmond Leslie - Asteroid Belt
Ron Geesin - Concrete Line Up
F.C. Judd - 'This Loop Business'
F.C. Judd - Perpetua
Tom Dissivelt & Dick Raaijmakers - Orbit Aurora
John Baker - A Job Worth Doing?
Daphne Oram - Missile Away
Brian Hodgson & Dudley Simpson - In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange - excerpt from 'The Dreams'
Delia Derbyshire - The Delian Mode
Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson & Don Harper - The Pattern Emerges
Delia Derbyshire - excerpt from 1997 interview with John Cavanagh
Delia Derbyshire & E.A.R. - Synchrondipity Machine
Delia Derbyshire - Time To Go

8 comments:

Famous Mortimer said...

Much appreciated! It's always nice to hear stuff like this, and there's stuff I've never heard of among it too.

the archivist said...

Wonderful mix Ben! Lots of stuff I haven't got/heard... keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Superb.

Salvatore said...

Superb, I found your work quite interesting! The first track I heard from you was Whola Lotta Helter Skelter, ever since I've became a fan of yours!

Anonymous said...

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ben_sH said...

Aah, Hunty. I was hoping you'd spot my plea. Excellent. Well, shall I just casually mention the names Tony 'Three Hands' Davisdon, John D.F. Arter and legendary Missississippissipi slide jug player Stinky Briggs and lead you to draw your own conclusions?

September 70 Sounds said...

a lovingly compiled tribute to the pioneers of electronic music from the BBC, especially Delia.

wharferj said...

Morning Soundhog,
I've just enjoyed a most excellent hour listening to your beautifully sequenced collection of strange noises... Very, very good indeed. I am in the process of writing a post myself on Delia D and the Radiophonic Boys, and I will include your mix and a link to your site if that's OK...
Joe Blogs