Funkturm – Operation Mind Control

ADOR 401, 1994

Funkturm is Operation Mind Control’s only album release 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 set has a conceptual feel similar to the 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.”

OMC’s mantric, mechanical hypno-rhythms prompt the coinage industri(b)al. Disturbing, disorienting and relentless, the eleven tracks here slug your solar plexus while creating a diabolical sonic wasteland that consistently compels. OMC have made a soundtrack for that imaginary sequel to Eraserhead.

Alternative Press, May 1995