Delia Derbyshire – The Dreams Fantôme Phonographique Vinyl LP CLEAR OME1022

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Delia Derbyshire – The Dreams

Label: Fantôme Phonographique

Format: Vinyl LP CLEAR

Cat: OME1022

Barcode: 8055515231038


Limited clear vinyl reissue for Delia Derbyshire, one of the most innovative electronic musicians of the 20th Century. She is best known for her pioneering work for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and for composing the classic theme song for the original Doctor Who, believed to be the earliest "electronic" theme song in television history. A brilliant composer and one of the few women operating in the early era of electronic music, In the early '60s she collaborated with the British artist and playwright Barry Bermange for the BBC's Third Programme to produce four Inventions for Radio, a collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of electronic sound. This is the first, simply titled Dreams, an attempt to represent, in sound, the sensation of dreaming. Derbyshire's electronic and musique concrete soundbed is the perfect underscore to the narration, simultaneously jarring, dissonant, and terrifying. An amazing piece of work from one of the legendary pioneers of electronic music.

 

Tracklist

A1 Running

A2 Falling

A3 Land

B1 Colour

B2 Sea