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Review

Richard Moule, Exclaim!, September 1, 1997

That Québec has always had a strong tradition in electronic and electroacoustic music is a given; what continues to surprise is the health, depht and scope of the work being created. The Québec label OHM/AVTR seems interested in exploringsound sources and found sounds. At its core, OHM/AVTR seems to be following the esteemed traditions of people like John Cage, Pierre Schaeffer, Brion Gysin, and more recently Robin Rimbaud’s project, and Panasonic, in creating musique concrete and sound collages.

Radio Folie/Culture uses samples from field recordings of nature, radio or random conversations and matches them with industrial noises that are carefully constructed to form sound pieces. […] Radio Folie/Culture’s pieces serve as aural snapshots of fleeting real world moments, making the ordinary seem extraordinary.

Radio Folie/Culture’s pieces serve as aural snapshots of fleeting real world moments, making the ordinary seem extraordinary.

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