An Electric Storm

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An Electric Storm
Studio album by White Noise
Released June 1969
Recorded 1968
Genre Psychedelic pop, electronic, experimental
Length 35:06
Label Island
Producer A Kaleidophon Production, David Vorhaus (production coordinator)
White Noise chronology
An Electric Storm
(1969)
White Noise II
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10) link

An Electric Storm is the debut album by electronic music group White Noise. The band recorded the first two tracks with the intention of producing a single only, but were then persuaded by Chris Blackwell of Island Records to create an entire album. At this point the group set up the Kaleidophon Studio in a flat in Camden Town, London, and spent a year creating the next four tracks. The last track was put together in one day when Island demanded the completion of the album.[1]

A brief extract from the track "The Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell" can be heard in the Hammer Film Productions film Dracula AD 1972.

Track listing[edit]

Phase-In:

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love without Sound"   Delia Derbyshire, David Vorhaus 3:07
2. "My Game of Loving"   Duncan, Vorhaus 4:10
3. "Here Come the Fleas"   McDonald, Vorhaus 2:15
4. "Firebird"   Derbyshire, Vorhaus 3:05
5. "Your Hidden Dreams"   McDonald, Vorhaus 4:58

Phase-Out:

No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "The Visitation"   McDonald, Vorhaus 11:14
7. "Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell"   White Noise 7:22

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to An Electric Storm:[2]

  • Kaleidophon – production
  • David Vorhaus – production co-ordinator
  • Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson – electronic sound realisation
  • Paul Lytton – percussion
  • John Whitman, Annie Bird, Val Shaw – vocals

Releases[edit]

  • June 1969 - LP, Island Records, catalog number ILPS 9099
  • 27 March 1995[3] - CD, "3D Island" label, Island Records, 3DCID 1001; deleted 1996[4]
  • 9 July 2007[5] - CD re-released, Island Remasters

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Electric Storm, sleeve notes, 1995 CD version, 3DCID 1001, Island Records
  2. ^ An Electric Storm - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 27 June 2011
  3. ^ An Electric Storm, amazon.com
  4. ^ An Electric Storm, review at Groove Unlimited
  5. ^ An Electric Storm, CD Universe product information

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