Women Can’t Do That: Delia Derbyshire and Electronic Music

By: Kendra Leonard (Loveland, OH) // British composer Delia Derbyshire (1937–2001) was probably one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century, but most people—including professional musicians—have never heard of her. Derbyshire’s best-known work was the theme music for the original Doctor Who, as well as the sound effects for the TARDIS, the title … Continue reading Women Can’t Do That: Delia Derbyshire and Electronic Music

Jeff Tweedy: Crawling Across Cut Glass

By: Joe Fassler (Brooklyn, NY) // Sukierae—a collection of 20 songs written by Wilco’s frontman and primary songwriter, Jeff Tweedy—is not a proper solo record. It’s a collaboration with his 18-year-old son, Spencer, who plays drums on the album; many of the songs grew out of their exploratory jam sessions. Still, it’s the closest we’ve … Continue reading Jeff Tweedy: Crawling Across Cut Glass