Wednesday, 27 October 2010

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

The RWC crew first became really aware of how awesome the BBC Radiophonic Workshop really were after hearing a track by a band called White Noise on Pete Fowler's 'The Sounds Of Monsterism Island' a few years back.
After hearing this amazing track Rost did some research and discovered that Delia Derbyshire who is well known for her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and her help in creating the Dr.Who theme was responsible for it. Of all the BBC Radiophonic musicians, Delia's music seems more aesthetically mature than that of the others, she often created haunting, off kilter and often sexually charged music. This track is from the 1969 The White Noise - Electric Storm LP and sounds 30 years ahead of it's time. 

If you are interested in this watch the following documentary that explores every aspect of the experimental work carried out by the Radiophonic Workshop, true pioneers. Keep an eye out for the clock and the spooky man that seem to be in every shot.

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