Electrosonic is an album of “Library samples of electronic music for radio, TV and film industry.”
All tracks are credited to Harper/Russe/St George, where
- Harper = Don Harper
- Li De La Russe = Delia Derbyshire
- Nikki St George = Brian Hodgson
In the GLOSPOT1104 sleeve notes, John Cavanagh gives a loving and entertaining portrait of Delia and the circumstances surrounding the album's creation.
Don was an Australian mood music composer. [...] I felt uncomfortable working with Don. At our first meeting he was pleasant enough, but I just felt he was using Delia and I to do something he couldn't do himself. [...] Harper got up my nose a lot, so I really kept out of it as much as I could. [...] There were some of my things which I just said to Don "have this" and gave him tracks, but I would say my contribution to it was much less than either Delia or Don's.
Delia's plan for the album targets the pieces for use in three areas:
- Documentary suite: Set of utility cues for use in documentaries made for instructional and educational purposes rather then entertainment (productions concerning science, research, mechanisation, pollution etc.)
- Drama suite
- Light suite
- A1 Quest (1:44)
- A2 Quest - fast (1:09)
- A3 Computermatic (1:15)
- A4 Frontier of Knowledge (2:06)
- A5 The Pattern Emerges (2:56)
- A6 Freeze Frame (1:42)
- A7 Plodding Power (1:52)
- A8 Busy Microbes (1:40)
- A9 Liquid Energy (a) (1:56)
- A10 Liquid Energy (b) (rhythm only) (0:58)
- B1 No Man's Land (1:52)
- B2 Depression (1:28)
- B3 Nightwalker (2:00)
- B4 Electrostings (0:21)
- B5 Electrobuild (0:22)
- B6 Celestial Cantabile (3:30)
- B7 Effervescence (2:04)
- B8 The Wizard's Laboratory (2:06)
- B9 Shock Chords (0:33)
- DD150440: Delia's papers relating to Electrosonic are enclosed in a folded sheet with "Received the sum of £200 for 39 Powis Sq (flat 8)" written on it in marker pen
- DD150638: Typewritten overall plan: DOCUMENTARY SUITE / DRAMA SUITE / LIGHT SUITE
- DD150510: "K.P.M. 7½ mono!" with Delia's list of corrections to be made to some of the tracks
- Released on vinyl by KPM Music Library as KPM1104 in 1972.
- Released in limited editions of 500 copies on 180gm audiophile green/pink/blue vinyl and CD by Glo-spot as GLOSPOT1104 in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
- It used to be available from Boa Melody Bar but they only have the T-shirt now.
- You can order the vinyl and hear some samples for free at Boomkat.
- Available as a 40MB RAR archive at RapidShare.