Operation Mind Control have released one album – Funkturm on D.O.R. The tracks on this CD use various percussion instruments, radio transmissions and other samples to create a hybrid of techno and musique concrete. Using the radio transmissions as the skeleton and structural elements of these recordings, this CD has a conceptual feel similar to the recent Conet Project releases, and is an exploration of “the dichotomy of technology in its function for global communication: on one hand increased access to information; on the other increased sublimation of the individual.”
This project has now transmuted into Funkturm, but the OMC recordings are a ritualistic, techno-tinged foretaste of the minimalist breakbeat Urban Mantras collection.
Prior to the D.O.R release, OMC recorded three cassette-only albums for the Chainsaw Cassettes label. A selection of tracks from these – Fluorescence – is now available on cassette or download at Bandcamp, courtesy of Personal Soundtracks.