The original box set was released in 2000, and by 2004 there were reports of it being found on eBay and Amazon for a startling 150 dollars. The thirst for knowledge about electronic music, in it’s many forms and formats, has shown itself in the cult following surrounding OHM+: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music. It all makes sense really, as electronic music has become an integral part of everyday culture. This special collector’s edition brings to the forefront the pioneers who have paved the way for contemporary electronic music and the musicians who make it.
Electronic music is about experimenting with technology, creating new instruments, and inspiring musicians and artists to step outside the norm as they continue along their creative path. Steve Reich made tape loops of speeches, manipulating voices for the listener. Richard Maxfield was an electronic composer who created music using sine square wave generators. John Cage, a world famous advant garde composer and performance artist, was at the forefront of the exploration of electric and electronic sound sources, using oscillators on his recordings. And where would music be today without Robert Moog??
This stellar collection of some of the most brilliant and innovative musicians to date will help you gain a broader sense of the term “electronic music,” and you can begin to understand the scope of the influence that these iconic artists have had on today’s upstarts and contemporary electronic music.
3 CDS : A deep and extensive collection featuring the pioneers of electronic music. Includes John Cage, Richard Maxfield, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Holger Czukay, Klaus Schulze, Jon Hassell, Brian Eno and more.
Bonus DVD : Rare performances and interviews on the DVD include Robert Moog, Clara Rockmore, John Cage, Steve Reich, Leon Theremin, Milton Babbitt, Laurie Spiegel, Bebe Barron, Paul Lansky, Morton Subotnick, and more.
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