Re: [thewire] Radiophonic
- Both worth having, but if you only have enough to buy
one them definitely buy the earlier one [do you mean
the 'pink' one? It was released in 1971], as that is
superb and has the workshop at their most cutting
edge. It also includes quite a few, and excellent,
Delia Derbyshire compositions.
--- Stevo <stevolende@...> wrote:
I'm trying to decide whether to buy one or both of the
That's the Workshop one from '75 and the Music one
from I think '68.
They've turned up reasonably cheaply locally. I'm just
not sure what
spare cash I've got or I think I'd chance both
Anybody know both of them?
Np Fairport Convention Full House Sloth
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- --- In email@example.com, John Jones <jahminguk@y...> wrote:
> Both worth having, but if you only have enough to buyJust did so this morning
> one them definitely buy the earlier one [do you mean
> the 'pink' one? It was released in 1971], as that is
> superb and has the workshop at their most cutting
> edge. It also includes quite a few, and excellent,
> Delia Derbyshire compositions.
listening to it right now, first time on headphones.
I thgought the liner notes said something about it coming out on
vinyl in '68. One of the sites I checked yesterday, while looking for
reviews had the same date '68, the Workshop thing's supposed to
I don't know what overlap there would be with contemporary pop/rock
stuff but I thought '68 was a better bet anyway.
Some interesting stuff here so there is.
Dunno what I was expecting but I don't think it was exactly this.
Np BBC Radiophonic Music John Baker Tommorrow's World
- I was totally disappointed in the radiophonic stuff EXCEPT FOR A FEW OF THE
DELIA DERYBYSHIRE compositions. Delain Mode is a killer and so is Towards
Tomorrow. Her stuff is the best body of work by far. David Cain and John Baker
are just too damn fucking whacky. Sonic Boom had a bunch of 18th generation
tapes of the London Experimental Lab (or some name like that) that Delia was
involved with in the 60s (Cornelius Cardew and I think AMM members were also
fitting in somewhere around there). The tapes were brilliant. These people were
creating amazing droney stuff...hypnotizing, pulsing....they created computers
that could compose music. Some of the scores were three-dimensional with
shading and grouped symbols to represent tone, emotion, and loudness. Sonic has
(or at least had) some of the scores. Again, the tapes were brilliant. Wonder
if they will ever see the light of day (if they have, someone drop me a
line!!). Sonic should write an article about this stuff.
Back to Radiophonic....the better purchase, in my mind, would be Raymond
Scott's MANHATTAN RESEARCH 2cd hard cover mini book (www.bastamusic.com). Great
stuff all the way through. Totally inspiring.
I take nothing away from Delia Derbyshire. An inspired artist who really had
a unique vision for electronic sound.
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