An Electric Storm

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An Electric Storm
Studio album by White Noise
Released June 1969
Recorded 1968
Genre Electronic, avant-pop[1]
Length 35:06
Label Island
Producer A Kaleidophon Production, David Vorhaus (production coordinator)
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 had established 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.[2]

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]


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


No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "The Visitation" McDonald, Vorhaus 11:14
7. "Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell" White Noise (Duncan, Derbyshire, Vorhaus, Lytton, Hodgson[3]) 7:22


The following people contributed to An Electric Storm:[4]

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


  • June 1969 - LP, Island Records, catalog number ILPS 9099
  • 27 March 1995[5] - CD, "3D Island" label, Island Records, 3DCID 1001; deleted 1996[6]
  • 9 July 2007[7] - CD re-released, Island Remasters


  1. ^ McNamee, David (January 19, 2009). "The Best Of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop On One Side Of A C90". The Quietus. 
  2. ^ An Electric Storm, sleeve notes, 1995 CD version, 3DCID 1001, Island Records
  3. ^ White Noise: An Electric Storm (Island, 2007)
  4. ^ An Electric Storm - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 27 June 2011
  5. ^ An Electric Storm,
  6. ^ An Electric Storm, review at Groove Unlimited
  7. ^ An Electric Storm, CD Universe product information

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