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November 15th, 2019 3 comments

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Electronic Sound Issue 59 Delia Derbyshire + 7″ Vinyl

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We are celebrating the life and work of Delia Derbyshire in the latest issue of Electronic Sound. It’s Delia Derbyshire Day this month, with events taking place in Manchester and in London (on 23 and 30 November), and our cover story brings together three superb articles about the Radiophonic Workshop legend.

As well as contributions from Delia’s former Radiophonic colleagues Dick Mills and Roger Limb, we have a fascinating piece written by Dr David Butler from Manchester University, who has access to her personal archives. We also talk to David Vorhaus, who partnered Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson in the original line-up of the hugely influential White Noise. “She did have a reputation for being difficult to work with,” says Vorhaus. “But she was very sensitive to being patronised. She didn’t get any of that crap from me.”

Elsewhere this month, we chat to former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon about her debut solo album (what kept her, right?) and join Steve Davis (yes, that Steve Davis) with his Utopia Strong bandmates. We also take a guided tour of the new Moogseum in Asheville, North Carolina, Dr Moog’s home in his later years, and interview Josh Wink, Little Boots, Dave Clarkson and William Doyle. Then there’s our bumper reviews section and our usual round-up of the latest gear, gadgets, books and much more. That’s the full electronic gamut run, we hope you’ll agree.

Limited Edition Seven-Inch Singe: ‘Doctor Who’ on yellow vinyl

We have a very special seven-inch to accompany this issue – a limited edition pressing of the original ‘Doctor Who’ BBC TV theme tune on yellow vinyl. Created by Delia Derbyshire in 1963, the ‘Doctor Who’ theme is unquestionably one of the most famous and most important pieces of electronic music of all time. We have a great track on the flip side too, ‘Strange Lines And Distances’, which has been compiled from elements of Delia’s post-Radiophonic work and features Matt Berry reading from Francis Bacon’s utopian future fiction ‘New Atlantis’:

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  • bryan

    November 19th, 2019 - 8:13pm

    My Copy was Delivered on Monday.

    Good Card Envelope. The 7″ is superb. The full version of the original Theme, is so lovely, and the B side is very Whitenoise/Radiophonic

    The 7″ comes is a very thick card sleeve as well. Good Quality

    Excellent Articles (still got the big one to go)

  • Doug Who

    November 14th, 2019 - 6:16pm

    Wonderful! Delia Derbyshire is one of the true pioneers not just in regard to ‘Doctor Who’ but electronic music generally. Watching her work physically slicing the tape, literally sculpting sound, is nothing short of art.

    It’s such a shame she didn’t live to see her work celebrated at massive public events like the Prom events although whether she would have enjoyed the attention might be a different matter. She was a remarkable person and this looks like a great tribute.

  • Seanoff

    November 14th, 2019 - 6:14pm

    Based on my previous experience of Electronic Sound these will go fast!


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