Oramics, a comprehensive compilation of the works of Daphne Oram, has been remastered and reissued on vinyl.
Oram, the founder and first director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, is—along with Delia Derbyshire—widely considered to be a pioneer of electronic music. The title of the 44-song compilation, first released on CD in 2007, refers to a drawn sound technique Oram developed, using a machine that converted sound waves into lines and dots on 35mm film, indicating pitch, vibrato and timbre. As Nature explains, the device was in fact an early sequencer.
Oramics, which has been out of print in vinyl since 2013, has been remastered and reissued as a set of four LPs by Young Americans. It comes in a rare gatefold sleeve featuring archival photographs.
You can purchase Oramics on vinyl, CD or digital format on Boomkat here. Listen to the first half of the compilation here: