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Monday, July 21, 2008

On the Weird Secret Lost Invention of Dance Music

posted by on July 21 at 16:49 PM

Delia Derbyshire, who composed the original Dr. Who theme song, may have inadvertently created dance music twenty years before its modern invention. Some of Derbyshire’s lost tapes have been found and this not-even-minute-long track does sound maybe twenty years ahead of its time.

Full story at the BBC.

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Curses, Mr. Constant -- I was twenty minutes from writing my own post on this. Maybe I'll post an addendum ... which, in the wacky world of the blogosphere, will appear ahead of the original.

Posted by Darby McDevitt | July 21, 2008 5:48 PM
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Sounds like something that could've come out on Mille Plateaux or Raster-Noton in the '00s.

See also White Noise's An Electric Storm for another side of Delia Derbyshire's genius.

Posted by segal | July 21, 2008 7:55 PM
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hahahaha!!! so much for contemporary innovation!! turns out it ALL did happened before 1972!

PS DS - I LOVE the first White Noise LP, had it for years (I THINK mines a fucking PINK Island label), the only duff track is the looped sounds of sex...whatever it's title.

Posted by nipper | July 22, 2008 12:18 PM
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Ummmm.... Miles Davis was doing the same shit with a LIVE BAND(in front of people and everything) at the same time and it was way longer than 45 seconds.

Posted by I know more than you | July 22, 2008 12:32 PM

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