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JARMAN, DEREK - In Conversation, 1979-80

Format: MC
Label & Cat.Number: The Tapeworm TTW#06
Release Year: 2009
Note: DEREK JARMAN in conversation with RICHARD TORRY, recorded in Soho, 1979-1980; lim. 250 copies MC only release
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"Cassette only - limited edition of 250 copies. A: Part One. B: Part Two. Released with the kind permission of Keith Collins. Cover illustration Р A Drawing for Tempest (1969) by Derek Jarman, courtesy of Richard Torry. Three interviews with Derek Jarman, conducted by Richard Torry in London's Soho district, in 1979 and 1980. Edited by Richard Torry in 2009. These interviews were recorded by Torry as part of research for his finals dissertation at Middlesex Polytechnic, and have remained unissued since then. Their informality offers a uniquely candid insight into the filmmaker's world view. The artwork for this edition features a drawing by Jarman himself, gifted to Torry at the same time as these interviews were recorded." [label info]


"One of two new releases from mysterious UK tape label The Tapeworm. Elsewhere on this list you'll find the blown out psych garage fuzz of the Van Patterson Quartet, and on past lists, The Tapeworm has unleashed limited releases from turntablist Philip Jeck, guitarist Stephen O'Malley, Simon Fisher Turner as well as a truly fascinating reading of works by Jean Baudrillard. This limited edition cassette seems to lean more toward the mood/vibe of the Baudrillard, as it is another all spoken word release, this one a series of 3 recorded interviews with film maker Derek Jarman, recorded in London between 1979 and 1980, originally research for a dissertation, these
recordings have remained unheard and unreleased since then.
The conversations are truly fascinating, and Jarman is friendly, affable, funny, discussing, film, sex, the US versus the UK,
the underground verus commercial filmmaking, fashion, Malcolm McLaren, the Queen and her fake crown and more. The sound is warm and fuzzy, plenty of surrounding sounds, crackle and random bits of sonic detritus, as well as drop outs and other elements of old tape
recordings, but it's all about Jarman and the interviewer, and their funny, relaxed conversations.
LIMITED TO 250 COPIES. The cover art features an original drawing by Jarman, given to the interviewer (Richard Torry) as a gift." [Aquarius Records]