White NoiseAn Electric Storm

Label:Island Records – ILPS 9099, Island Records – ILPS-9099
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Experimental


A1Love Without Sound
Composed ByVorhaus*, Derbyshire*
A2My Game Of Loving
Composed ByVorhaus*, Duncan*
A3Here Come The Fleas
Composed ByVorhaus*, McDonald*
Composed ByVorhaus*, Derbyshire*
A5Your Hidden Dreams
Composed ByVorhaus*, McDonald*
B1The Visitation
Composed ByVorhaus*, McDonald*
B2The Black Mass: An Electric Storm In Hell
Composed ByThe White Noise*

Companies, etc.



First pressing on pink labels with a ''bullseye'' logo.
First cat# on cover, second on label.

A Kaleidophon Production
Ⓟ 1969
Made in England

Island Records Ltd, Basing Street London W.11.
Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London, W.11

Artist appears as "The White Noise" on labels.
On the cover, track B2 appears as ''Black Mass: Electric Storm In Hell''.
On the label, composer credit for track B2 appears as "White Noise"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout stamped): ILPS+9099+A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout stamped): ILPS+9099+B

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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An Electric Storm (LP, Album)Polydor543.070Canada1969
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An Electric Storm (LP, Album, Repress)Island Records, Island RecordsILPS 9099, ILPS-9099UK1970
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An Electric Storm (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)Island RecordsSW-9303US1971
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An Electric Storm (LP, Album, Stereo, Jacksonville Pressing)Island Records, Island RecordsSW-9303, ST-9303US1971
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An Electric Storm (LP, Album)Island Records, Island RecordsSW-9303, ST-9303US1971



  • PaperAirplane68's avatar
    If anyone has a trashed copy with a sleeve let me know.
    • VECTORR's avatar
      One of the best Psychedelic record, inspired by Pink Floyd "saucerful of secrets"
      • ardcoreyouknowdscore's avatar
        Extra Extra ordinary. Anyone who hasn't given these 5 stars should be banned from having an opinion about music .
        • iggi_unpop's avatar
          To me White Noise's "An Electric Storm" is THE best psychedelic record ever! Wish they'd made more albums with this outstanding combination of creative spirits!
          • TimBucknall's avatar
            track 7 is awesome but i feel the rest hasn't aged well and sounds a bit "Austin Powers" if you know what i mean. :D
            well i resent keeping an album for one good track so i ditched it
            track 7 was due for inclusion on the planned second volume of Kevin Martins Jazz Satellites compilations which would have sold the problem if it had ever happened.
            Interestingly Mike Patton is a fan of White Noise ‎– An Electric Storm , which is a pretty good endorsement
            • harvestime1966's avatar
              Edited 3 years ago
              This groundbreaking album was light years ahead of it's time for 1969 !
              Still on catalogue to order in the early 1980s which indicates sales were healthy twelve years on from release date.
              Well done to island for releasing it.
              A masterpiece.
              • connectique's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                in the middle of the psychedelic stereotype of his time
                to much maybe, to much LSD
                sadly no good surprises after several plays
                there is a serious lack of dazzling, it is flat...
                good for sleeping badly, tasteless melodic pleasure
                their singing is a cliché.
                the musical arrangement is correct.
                but the album remains oppressive and depressing.
                there are a lot of murky passages.
                experimental technology is there. but does not solve everything.
                it makes me feel like I'm in a bad trip.
                the album could be used in a house of horrors
                or in a The Addams Family movie
                in the same stereotype, and less obscure, i prefer
                the album Cauldron by Fifty Foot Hose
                the album Riddles of the Sphinx by Mike Ratledge
                the album Psichedelica by Piero Umiliani
                • musicalflight's avatar
                  Brilliantly produced and unique. I still have my original copy and play it occasionally. If you watch/listen to "The Forbidden Planet" you will hear where David Vorhaus obtained some of the samples which he painstakingly cut and looped on audio tape ( probably why he didn't do another album like this on)
                  • picking's avatar
                    I have a UK pink rim Island label, on thick vinyl, with ILPS-9099 on the front cover, and rear, and spine, and labels, no barcode, but no mention in the listings here
                    • DarkRob's avatar
                      The album starts with a track that could be filed under TripHop today. The sound is incredible when you imagine who less electronic equipment was available at the time of production. "Firebird" is a hymn for all the creative minds out there. This album was way ahead of it's time.


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