ELECTRONIC SOUND ISSUE 43 Magazine + 7" BUNDLE
ISSUE 43 MAGAZINE & VINYL BUNDLE
From its beginnings in 1958, the legend of The Radiophonic Workshop continues to grow. For this months cover feature, we report on an intimate 60th anniversary celebration of the Workshop and interview many of the key players of this trailblazing institution. We also examine the myth of Delia Derbyshire and talk to the last composer to leave the building when the BBC decided to wind down the Workshop in the late 1990s.
Elsewhere this issue, we have an exclusive extract from the new The The biography Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life And Times Of Matt Johnson & The The, in which we find Matt Johnson in a bit of a bind in deepest South America on the video shoot from hell, and catch up the legendary Jon Hassell, who is making the music of his life at a mere 81 years old. Age means nothing round these parts.
But theres more… Norwichs double-trouble duo Lets Eat Grandma speak to us about their fine new album and we meet LOrange, who is making some incredible 21st century hip hop. We nod appreciatively in the direction of Italian electronic music pioneer Doris Norton and talk Twin Peaks with Chromatics Johnny Jewel, who has a tale or two to tell.
And theres even more… Jeff Wayne discusses the making War Of The Worlds, former Thompson Twin Tom Bailey returns with his debut solo album and reveals his formative influences, Black Box tell the whole truth about the making of their enormo-smash Ride On Time, and you can even take a peek at Daphne Oram and her amazing Oramic machine…
Enough already? It doesnt stop there. Visit out Front section featuring a raft of our favourite new tech, toys, books, gadgets and the like, and the Back section, which will point you in the direction of all this months must-hear album releases.
Think thats just about got it covered. All you need to do now is nab yourself a copy and enjoy.
THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP SEVEN-INCH SINGLE
This months exclusive music offer is a limited edition seven-inch featuring two Radiophonic Workshop tracks, both of which are making their vinyl debut. On one side is Strange Beacons, which explores the classic Workshop dystopian themes of detachment and remoteness. One of the drone sequences here is from unused tapes discovered in Delia Derbyshires attic after her death. On the other side is Mind The Gap, co-created by Workshop veteran Dick Mills and long-time associates Kieron Pepper and Bob Earland, which takes us on a trip on Londons Underground. Both are essential, so make sure you dont miss out.