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PHILIP JECK

Wipe

PHILIP JECK

Wipe

A lost, crackling Lynchian symphony...

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Fringe Area

william basinski

Fringe Area

Fragments of muzak chopped, re-pitched and looped to procure haunting waves of sound.

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PHILIP JECK

Ps One

PHILIP JECK

Ps One

Channelling layers of ethereal post-punk with a thumping, dislocated kickdrum.

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dlp 1.3

william basinski

dlp 1.3

Basinski's most iconic work, tempered with a ghostly, almost haunting majesty.

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Philip Jeck And Jacob Kirkegaard

Soaked

Philip Jeck And Jacob Kirkegaard

Soaked

Jeck and Touch cohort Jacob Kirkegaard on an extended, sublime exercise in shimmer and crackle.

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Melancholia II

william basinski

Melancholia II

Dislodged piano sunk under layers of natural dislocation. Possibly Basinski's most affecting work.

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PHILIP JECK

Chime Again

PHILIP JECK

Chime Again

Manipulated recordings of bells, sounding like a psychedelic campanologist's nightmare.

Jeckbasinski
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92982.1

william basinski

92982.1

Made by Basinski at his Brooklyn apartment during one night in 1982, unearthed 25 years later.

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PHILIP JECK

Lambing

PHILIP JECK

Lambing

Weaving a tangled web of seemingly bitcrushed audio and glacially slowed-down voices.

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dlp 2.1

william basinski

dlp 2.1

A return to the Disintegration Loops, Basinski's most famous work.

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WILLIAM BASINSKI & RICHARD CHARTIER

Untitled 1

WILLIAM BASINSKI & RICHARD CHARTIER

Untitled 1

Revealing hidden layers of detail that pull you deep into an internal universe...

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PHILIP JECK

Spirits Up

PHILIP JECK

Spirits Up

Introducing a melodic element, albeit one masked by the heavily-aged 78 from which it comes.

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Melancholia IV

william basinski

Melancholia IV

Almost harrowing decayed sound textures isolated from any known place or time.

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Evening Scars

william basinski

Evening Scars

Basinski evoking hazy memories and long forgotten fragments of time.

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“The decayed loops of Jeck and Basinski”

Using different media, both Philip Jeck and William Basinski explore the gradual decay and manipulation of recorded sound. Jeck, using turntables, is fascinated by the inherent flaws and sonic detritus amplified by his record players, each crackle and undulation woven into the very fabric of his work, imprinting a personal history into every layer of sound. Basinski, in turn, investigates the gradual and physical deterioration of material recorded to tape, most famously on his four-part 'Disintegration Loops' whereby recordings he made in the 80's were re-examined after years in storage, marking the passage of time and circumstance through every dilapidated moment. Although their work loosely falls into what Simon Reynolds has termed Hauntology, Jeck and Basinski stand apart from most of their contemporaries by working within a precise physical methodology, one that allows involuntary and gradual physical erosion to shape the material, rather than just formulating a revisionist re-enactment of the past. This 14 track selection offers an overview of their work, etching years of recorded sound through a kind of environmentally autobiographical bubble that's both endlessly fascinating and, often, emotionally overwhelming.

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On 26 Aug 07:24 Coffee Table Defense Committee said:

“Jeck & Baz are Geniuses!”

Now this is what musical ART can sound like...taking sonic detritus and transforming it into a heart-stoppingly beautiful, occasionally transcendent experience. The Atari-game-soundtrack-@-130-db crowd wouldn't undertstand, but that's OK...

On 26 Aug 13:47 Craig said:

“Top selection!”

Philip Jeck live is entrancing - buy on sight!

On 26 Aug 18:24 raheel said:

Jeck is a genius. I had the opprtunity to see him live a few years back on a gig with Jah Wobble and he was utterly mesmerising.

On 27 Aug 10:54 jason anderson said:
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“5 ST*****RS (again)”

essentially 5+ stars

On 27 Aug 15:05 Le Robot said:
http://14tracks.com

“Bouncing in slow motion...”

Artwork. The passage of sounds in layered delayed loops, by these artists, creates moments of "apesanteur" like nothing else... (french for weightlessness). Some of these tracks are pure recorded moments of Artwork.
LeRobot

On 29 Aug 17:03 Eduardo said:

“Heart stopping beauty”

I have to hear this to remember Basinski and how touching and beautifull his music is

On 29 Aug 19:33 Mike said:

I love this but I also love the "Atari-game-soundtrack" aesthetic equally. It's all about context. I don't understand why some people have to be so dismissive instead of just enjoying what they enjoy. But I guess this is the internet.

And this variety is precisely why I like this and boomkat.

On 10 Feb 16:09 sunslide said:
http://myspace.com/sunslide

great selection for a post eno world - love Basinski's melancholia