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Electrosonic (aka KPM1104) is a 1972 KPM Library record electronic music
pioneer Delia Derbyshire made with Brian Hodgson and Don Harper while
moonlighting from day jobs at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. One of the
most enigmatic albums in the KPM sound library of the early 70s,a
haunting batch of spare electronic tracks by Delia Derbyshire, who is
best remembered for her musical work for the Dr Who! television series.
The tracks here are far more mellow and contemplative than her previous
work. Most numbers are short and built around simple, spare themes
played by Delia with a gently flowing approach that’s often quite
melodic, even though the tunes themselves echo with a fair bit of
Remembering Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) on what would have been her 80th birthday.