21 July 2008

Delia Derbyshire: 30 years ahead of her time

For anyone who doesn’t know, Delia Derbyshire is the woman who created the original Dr Who theme. Last week, the BBC revealed that she had kept an archive of 267 tapes in her attic; archivists are now analyzing them.

Amongst the recordings is a piece from the late 60s, which sounds exactly like it was taken from a recent Aphex Twin album–preceded by the comment “Ah, forget about this, it’s for interest only.”

Amazing. If it wasn’t the BBC reporting, I’d think it was a hoax.

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