Delia Derbyshire / Barry Bermange ‎– Inventions For Radio: The Dreams

Psychic Sounds ‎– PSR012
Vinyl, LP, Album, Unofficial Release, Screenprinted sleeve


A1 Running
A2 Land
A3 Falling
B4 Colour
B5 Sea


"Dreams" was made in collaboration with Barry Bermange (who originally recorded the narrations). Bermange put together The Dreams (1964), a collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of electronic sound. Dreams is a collection of spliced/reassembled interviews with people describing their dreams, particularly recurring elements. The program of sounds and voices attempts to represent, in five movements, some sensations of dreaming: running away, falling, landscape, underwater, and colour.


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December 28, 2017

Happy to finally get a copy of this at a reasonable cost. I think the second pressing is sourced from original tape because I'm registering a 44.1khz. It doesn't really matter though as the original recordings are old hissy tape with a drone and some degraded tape loop of people talking over it, but I think it's funny how people geek out over original recordings that are really noisy sounding pristine. Beautiful art too!


December 11, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
So is this taken from an analogue source or those crappy mp3s that have been floating around for years?

Seems to be conflicting evidence below, and it looks like the mp3 theory is winning.

I find it hard to believe that a bootleg label was able to source original Derbyshire tapes.


August 25, 2016

So excited to finally get a copy of this! Essentially it's hissy tape cut-ups of people reciting their dreams played over a drone or distant frequency. I did do some deep research and it turns out that it was sourced from an old tape, not the low bitrate mp3s as assumed by the below reviews which is a relief! I'm thankful to whomever released this as I can now play it during my dj set and radio show.


August 11, 2016
Mine has Falling as the 2nd track and Land as the 3rd. Anyone else have this?


June 1, 2015
If you can live with the horrible, gut-wrenching knowledge that this LP is sourced from 256 kbps mp3 files, it's a fine, unofficial release. It comes in a nice screen printed sleeve and the sound is pretty good, all things considered.


February 1, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Warning - this is just a bootleg mastered from low bitrate mp3s (with some unnecessary noise reduction applied too).