Thrash Hits

July 23rd, 2013

Doctor Who theme tune goes drone-rock

If you grew up in the UK, you probably spent a good chunk of your childhood behind the sofa watching Doctor Who. A large chunk of the appeal was down to Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer’s innovative, pant-wettingly scary theme tune. Turns out that not only did they make a pioneering slice of electronica, they also created the base for one of the most terrifying pieces of drone ever.

YouTube user, telegenicx takes songs and stretches them out into sonic experiences that sound like a creepier, less pant-shitting Sunn O))). While Bauhaus, Aphex Twin, and even Sex Pistols have all been subjected to the stretch treatment, The Doctor Who theme works rather well.

TV themes aren’t this user’s usual choice of material – but then, with aliens, robots, and a transdimensional phone box, we should have known Doctor Who was a bit prog.

Listen to the ‘Doctor Who Theme’ time-stretched by Telegenicx



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