Originally released in 2000, the three-CD OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music quickly went out of print. On eBay, the excellent primer on electro-acoustic experimentation often fetched $150. Now, however, the bottom done fell out as OHM has been reissued as OHM+ adhering a two-hour DVD of interviews, experimental film and animations to a repressing of the original CD survey of 42 microtonal mélanges spanning 1948-1980. Tape-manipulated timbres creep from oscillators constrictive maws. Trills and temporal brushes of silence pepper these highly tactile assemblages of retro-futuristic flecks and pocks (each track, some edited, annotated in the 112-page booklet).
To some, this comprehensive collection may come across as highly dissociative, but in a world where most conversations and observations are conferenced through satellites, microchips and coaxial cables, anyway, what is natural sound? Charting maximized minimalism, OHM+ is the genealogy, the proof positive that the earliest experiments in sound reproduction spawned healthy offspring.
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