White Noise Vinyl, CD & tapes by White Noise at Norman Records
Delia Derbyshire / Brian Hodgson / David Vorhaus
This will be of fascination to fans of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop as it is a 1969 collaboration between two of their best and brightest and American musician David Vorhaus with whom they then went on to form the ridiculous experimental electronic band White Noise. These tracks were intended as TV production music and many were used on cult 60's programme 'The Tomorrow People'.
1969 was a year which saw the world of popular music blossom. Of all the albums released that year by Island, “An Electric Storm”, by White Noise was by far the most experimental and ground breaking. The album was equally surprising for the fact that two of the three members of White Noise were not long haired rock musicians, but were respected pioneers of electronic music who worked at the BBC’s legendary Radiophonic Workshop.
Initial recording work was undertaken by Vorhaus, Derbyshire and Hodgson at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in Maida Vale during the night after staff had gone home. “It was all very unofficial and the BBC was unaware of us using the studio and equipment for our own ends” recalls David. “However, it’s common knowledge now that the first couple of tracks recorded by White Noise were actually recorded at the BBC, so I think it’s safe to come clean!”