Thursday, July 03, 2008


Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange: "Dreams" part 4: Sea

This is the fourth part of a 1964 BBC radio broadcast entitled Dreams, a sonic collage created by electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire and playwright Barry Bermange. Check the astonishing mutant sounds for the full rip, and thanks to the equally astonishing two for tennis show for the tip.

9 comments:

ib said...

Ace post, Emmett! Delia Derbyshire - best known for her contribution to BBC's "Doctor Who", is a much overlooked electronic music pioneer so this is a truly welcome treat.

Fabulous. Not only that, the picture you have used is great. What a doll!

Mick said...

Great stuff. I've spent years trying (unsuccessfully)to get hold of Delia Derbyshire's 'Ziwzih Ziwzih 00-00-00' in any format. Has to be heard to be believed.

Emmett said...

Thanks for the comments, guys. You Brits are rightly proud of your native daughter, Delia... which is an excellent name for a girl, by the way.

Mick -- where have you heard this "Ziwzih Ziwzih" piece? On the radio? It seems a shame that all this material is floating about so ethereally. A nice box set would be welcome.

Mick said...

I heard it a few years back on a BBC documentary about the Radiophonic Workshop. Delia had to provide music for robots worshiping a higher being and what she came up with was out of this world. Since I wrote my last message I have managed to get a copy, so I'll give it a decent write up and post it in the next few days. You won't be disappionted.

emmett said...

Hey Mick, sounds good! I'll be watching for that...

Mick said...

Done.

sack lunch said...

I've heard Delia's stuff on the CBS, usually on a windy grey Monday afternoon, and always been entranced

I'm having trouble with the massmirror link on the mutant sounds site. When I click "download" it just brings me back to the same page?

emmett said...

Hey Sack, good to hear from you, and sorry about the troubles with mass mirror. I've found it to be hit or miss as well. I guess if Badongo doesn't work, you could try Megaupload, and if that doesn't work you could try zShare, etc. etc. Good luck. If all else fails send me an email and I'll find a way to get the files to you.

Cheers.

bs said...

Whoa!
Great post and great photo!