Operation Mind Control have released one album - Funkturm
(ADOR 401, 1994) 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<br> access to information; on the other increased sublimation
of the individual."
Another Operation Mind Control track, Hands
Up is featured on the D.O.R. sampler The
Elements series: Earth.
This project has now transmuted into
Funkturm, but the O.M.C. recordings are a ritualistic, techno-tinged
foretaste of the forthcoming minimalist breakbeat Urban Mantras collection.
"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