Monday, February 2, 2009
Witches & Waveforms
Daphne, Louise, and Delia!
Three very unique chicks.
Daphne Oram - Electronic Sound Patterns 1-3 - 1962 - UK
Daphne worked for the BBC from 1943 firstly as a sound engineer, and then as the co-founder and Director of the "Radiophonic Workshop" from 1958 until she set up her own studio Folly Tower, so that she could make her own music, not just creating sounds to be used as special effects. She also created a musical machine that converted pictures into sound, known as 'Oramics' which she later continued working on, with the onset of the home computer revolution in 1981.
Dreamy short Sci-Fi bursts of electronic goodness.
Then there is..
Delia Derbyshire - Inventions For Radio - Dreams - 1964 - UK
The creator of the "Doctor Who" theme. This British bird laid out advanced electronic soundscapes from the 50's till her death in 2001. Shortly before Delia died, she wrote the following: "Working with people like Sonic Boom on pure electronic music has re-invigorated me.. Us too D!
Thanks to Moogoo who had these recordings on SlSk.
Then there is one of my favorite all time Lp's ever recorded..
Louise Huebner - Seduction Through Witchcraft Lp - 1969 - US
Louise Huebner the Official Witch of Los Angeles County is the only officially appointed Official Witch in the World. In fact she is the only officially appointed Official Witch in the entire Cosmos.
You will be caught up in her wacky orgy spells, and that voice! I never heard of her until I came across this Lp in a Miami thrift store in the early 90's. Rosemary's baby meets Lydia Lunch without the noise..
Watch out.. she makes witchcraft trippy and sleezy, approach with care...
Get them all here"
"Light the flame,
Bright the fire,
Red is the color of desire"!