Monday, February 28, 2011

White Noise

Delia Derbyshire
10" x 7.75"
oil on wood, 2011
Top 100 2010, #90: White Noise - Love Without Sound
I used to be facebook friends with musician Roberto Carlos Lange but he must have edited his friends recently. I'll miss his frequent postings of the most interesting videos from the vaults of YouTube and his own. My favorite of those was Love Without Sound by White Noise.
White Noise is an English band formed by American born David Vorhaus in 1968. The first incarnation consisted of Vorhaus, Delia Derbyshire, and Brian Hodgeson. The trio's first album was the groundbreaking An Electric Storm that featured the track Love Without Sound. The song features samplings of Vorhaus' bass, sped up to make them sound like cellos and violins as well as Derbyshire's electronic sound effects. Derbyshire (1937-2001) worked for the BBC as a composer and sound engineer throughout the sixties and into the seventies. She is best known for her collaboration with Ron Grainer on the theme for Doctor Who. To refresh one's ties with universal consciousness you should watch the Doctor Who theme on YouTube. (Play it loud for the best connection!). Pink Floyd more than just quoted from this on their classic One of These Days. While you're at it...

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