Friday, July 18, 2008
Delia Derbyshire Gives Aphex Twin The Two-Fingered Salute.
This sort of stuff never ceases to amaze me. The existence of 267 tapes of the electronic music of Delia Derbyshire, the woman responsible for the electronic realization of the theme to Dr. Who, was just confirmed by an archivist at the BBC. Amongst those tapes was at least one "experimental dance" piece that sounds pretty much exactly like an Aphex Twin song. Only it was recorded in 1969!
Read the article and check out some terrific sound clips here.
And if you don't know who Delia Derbyshire is, click here.