VariousOHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980)


Clara RockmoreTchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale2:08
Olivier MessiaenOraison7:42
Pierre SchaefferEtude Aux Chemins De Fer2:50
John CageWilliams Mix5:42
Herbert Eimert & Robert BeyerKlangstudie II4:27
Otto LueningLow Speed3:40
Hugh Le CaineDripsody1:26
Louis And Bebe BarronMain Title From Forbidden Planet2:19
Oskar SalaConcertando Rubato From Electronische Tanzsuite3:07
Edgard VarèsePoeme Electronique8:00
Richard MaxfieldSine Music (A Swarm Of Butterflies Encountered Over The Ocean)6:00
Tod DockstaderApocalypse – Part 22:01
Karlheinz StockhausenKontakte (Edit)6:20
Vladimir UssachevskyWireless Fantasy4:35
Milton BabbittPhonemena For Soprano And Piano (Edit)4:57
MEV*Spacecraft (Edit)6:06
Raymond ScottCindy Electronium1:55
Steve ReichPendulum Music5:52
Pauline OliverosBye Bye Butterfly8:02
Joji YuasaProjection Esemplastic For White Noise7:36
Morton SubotnickSilver Apples Of The Moon, Part 1 (Edit)4:20
David TudorRainforest Version 1 (Edit)5:09
Terry RileyPoppy Nogood (Edit)7:55
Holger CzukayBoat-Woman-Song (Edit)5:01
Luc FerrariMusic Promenade (Edit)7:00
François BayleRosace 3 From Vibrations Composées3:19
Jean-Claude RissetMutations (Edit)4:55
Iannis XenakisHibiki-Hana-Ma (Edit)4:39
La Monte YoungExcerpt "31|69 C. 12:17:22-12:25:33 PM NYC" From: Drift Study "31|69 C. 12:17:33-12:24:33 PM NYC" From: Map Of 49's Dream The Two Systems Of Eleven Sets Of Galactic Intervals (Edit)7:00
Charles DodgeHe Destroyed Her Image1:59
Paul LanskySix Fantasies On A Poem By Thomas Campion: Her Song3:04
Laurie SpiegelAppalachian Grove I5:20
Bernard ParmegianiEn Phase/Hors Phase2:29
David BehrmanOn The Other Ocean (Edit)6:48
John ChowningStria (Edit)5:11
Maryanne AmacherLiving Sound, Patent Pending Music For Sound-Joined Rooms Series (Edit)7:02
Robert AshleyAutomatic Writing (Edit)7:07
Alvin CurranCanti Illuminati (Edit)7:25
Alvin LucierMusic On A Long Thin Wire (Edit)6:43
Klaus SchulzeMelange6:52
Jon HassellBefore And After Charm (La Notte)7:59
Brian EnoUnfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)5:21

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    Pochette de OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980), 2000, CDOHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980)
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    • Avatar de tom807
      I cannot believe that this 20+ year-old compilation is being offered at such a reasonable price! An encyclopedic compilation, the asking prices are worth it for the massive booklet alone!
      • Avatar de rlauriston
        Track 1-15 is an acoustic piece. Clearly what they meant to use was the electronic version of Philomel, which you can find on YouTube.
        • EK_
          The first image shows the clear slipcover upside-down. The slipcover is LEFT-SIDE loading with a printed top spine/panel which reads: "OHM+ : the early gurus of electronic music" with the following below "SPECIAL EDITION 3CD + DVD" (yellow text on grey background). The right side spine/panel includes the same text. Bottom spine/panel has no text.
          • Avatar de IoaPetraka
            Highly recommended for anyone who has an interest in how all of this got started, and has a taste for experimental electronic. You won't find much in the way of beats and structure often, because in many cases what you are hearing on the track is the first time such methods were even used. These are the pioneers. The ones who invented the synths and the algorithms in them, with names like Chowning, Theramin, and Moog in the credits; the ones who strung thousands of feet of wire around a studio to see how it would distort a sound wave; built elaborate "sonic rooms" where the audience would walk around triggering effects, creating their own personal roar.

            The book that accompanies the 3 disc set is gorgeous. Full color, glossy, and around 100 pages long. It includes not only detailed information on each song and artist on the three discs, but a wealth of tangental information as well, such as history, engineering, artist's thoughts, and so on. It is by no means a substitute for a thorough essay on the history of electronic music, but far, far more than you usually get in even a box set.

            As for the music itself, it is great stuff, though a bit "out there" in some cases, and not really something you would just put on as background music. For instance, track eight on disc three features nothing but the murmering of Robert Ashley's personal thoughts surrounding his work. Other songs are practically sonic blasts that are almost akin to the Noise genre. Alas, a lot of the music has been edited and shortened, as noted above. It is understandable though, especially considering the fact that some of the tracks are excerpts from hours long shows. The good news is that you would have a hell of time procuring all of this music on your own, especially since some of these tracks have never been released before.

            Some highlights: John Cage's Williams Mix, here is a song with a score that is over five-hundred pages long! From a technical standpoint, very interesting. No doubt it could be accomplished in no time with today's technology, for 1952 it was a huge achievement. Terry Riley's long, completely improv organ sets with an eastern influence. Amacher's petri dish approach to dynamic, three dimensional sound sculptures (woefully handicapped in their stereo form.) It's all good though.

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