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Daphne Oram: First volume of archive series released on Modern Love

The first in a series of Daphne Oram archive releases will be arriving later this year, titled The Oram Tapes Vol.1. The 46-track release is on Modern Love imprint Young Americans and includes sound effects and atmosphere pieces for Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Jack Clayton's The Innocents, plus voice and sound experiments, location recordings made in Africa, and Oram's radio and commercial work.

The two and a half hours of audio have been sourced from the 400-plus tapes held at Goldsmith's University in the Daphne Oram archive, which have been restored and mastered at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. The Oram Tapes Vol.1 will be released as a 4xLP gatefold vinyl (in December this year), and as a 2xCD set (in February 2012). Stay tuned for more info here.