Synth pioneer Daphne Oram releases due out in 2012

Archive releases of the creator of the Oramics Machine will drop on Modern Love's imprint next year.


Words by: Karen Chan

The first batch of Daphne Oram archive releases is due out for release in 2012. Titled ‘The Oram Tapes Vol. 1’, this 46-track LP will feature sound effects and atmosphere pieces for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey and Jack Clayton’s The Innocents, voice and sound experiments, location recordings made in Africa, as well as Oram’s radio and commercial work.

The two-and-a-half-hour audio have been sourced from the 400-plus tapes held at London’s Goldsmiths University in the Daphne Oram archive, which have restored and mastered at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. UK label Modern Love imprint Young American will release ‘The Oram Tapes Vol. 1’ as a 4LP gatefold vinyl, and as a 2CD set. More info here.

In other Daphne Oram news, the ‘Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music’ exhibition at London’s Science Museum will close on 1st December. Be sure to make a trip down there and look at the history of the groundbreaking early synthesiser. More info here.

Young American will release ‘The Oram Tapes Vol. 1’ in 2012