Cover Version LP at BAM/Delia Derbyshire

If you’re in Brooklyn this evening, check out this group show I’m in at BAM called Cover Version LP curated by Timothy Hull, featuring a lot of friends and great artists. From the BAM site listing:


In Cover Version (LP), curated by Timothy Hull and organized by BAMart, over two dozen diverse artists reimagine the cover art of albums they find influential. These unique reinterpretations of the iconic LP bring new life to the art that covers vinyl, highlighting the intersections of art and music.

Artists: Glen Baldridge, Kadar Brock, Colby Bird, Jessica Cannon, Mathew Cerletty, Devon Costello, Justin Craun, TM Davy, Langdon Graves, Joseph Hart, Elizabeth Huey, Scott Hug, Butt Johnson, Faten Kanaan, Denise Kupferschmidt, Josh Kline, Erica Magrey, Michael Mahalchick, Eddie Martinez, Dave McDermott, Keegan McHargue, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Nolan Simon, Colin Snapp, Jennifer Sullivan, Nick Van Woert, Ryan Wallace, Will Yackulic.

Opening Reception
Tue, Jan 11, 2011, 6—9 PM
Natman Room, Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

For my piece I cheated slightly and created a cover for an as-yet-nonexisting album, the Lost Recordings of Delia Derbyshire. She’s been a bit of an obsession since I learned that she recorded the original Doctor Who theme song, a genuinely beautiful masterpiece of analog electronic music. Several more of her songs are included on a BBC Radiophonic Workshop compilation, including Zivzih Zivzih Oo Oo Oo, a creepy droney alien-sounding song where all the words are played backwards. After she died in 2001, over 250 tapes were discovered in Delia’s attic, and fans have been teased with the notion of the posthumous lost recordings release for the past few years. Here’s to hoping that by creating this cover, I can will the album into existence!

Here is the official cover, and an alternate below:

Delia Derbyshire, Lost Recordings
Erica Magrey
Digital collage

Delia Derbyshire, Lost Recordings - Erica Magrey

The Lost Recordings of Delia Derbyshire (Alternate Cover)
Erica Magrey
Digital collage

The Lost Recordings of Delia Derbyshire (alt) - Erica Magrey