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O'ROURKE, JIM - I'm happy and I'm singing and a 1,2,3,4

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Mego 050
Release Year: 2001
Note: few copies back in stock of the original first version; sealed SPECIAL OFFER !
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"The novelty is over - it's time to get to work. Indeed Mr O'Rourke (look under O' in the Penguin guide to post populist art-wank) has done just this to produce a solo computer album. Although traits of O'Rourke-ien past can be found here, some definite bright new angles also shine throughout the 3 (dare we say it) elegant tracks featured here. Equal parts - schizoid pop, cracked minimalism, concrete drama and melancholic contemplation. It strikes us as a highly personal release. Imagine the Powerbook as a springboard to explore oneself inside... not a machine for accentuating the inhuman, but a machine for embracing, and giving voice to the more delicate elements of the inner human. Thought it couldn't be done? Think again. It has, and has been blessed with a nifty title to boot! Given the nature of this warm beast, it seems likely to appeal across the board - electronic nuts, indie rock kids and yes, even the good folk of the established experimental world may take pleasure in the delicate nuances of Jim's hard drive. Avoiding clichs seems like pretty tough business to most artists out there, not to our boy Jim who has produced a disc worthy of many repeated listens - hat's off to him for that. File under 'handsome'" [press release]