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JECK, PHILIP - An Ark for the Listener

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Touch TO:81
Release Year: 2010
Note: newest album by this most spacious turntableist using extracts from live performances collected over the last 12 months, one version of "AN ARK" was recorded in London Febr. 2010 using a verse of "The Wreck of Deutschland" by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS poem about the drowning of 5 Franciscan nuns exiling from Germany 1875
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"This is Philip Jeck's sixth solo album for Touch. Philip Jeck works with old records and record players salvaged from junk shops, turning them to his own purposes. He really does play them as musical instruments, creating an intensely personal language that evolves with each added part of a record. Philip Jeck makes geniunely moving and transfixing music, where we hear the art, not the gimmick. Philip Jeck writes: "A version of An Ark For The Listener was first performed at Kings Place London on February 24, 2010. It is a meditation on verse 33 of 'The Wreck Of The Deutchsland,' Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem about the drowning on December 7, 1875 of five Franciscan nuns exiled from Germany. This CD version was recorded at home in Liverpool and used extracts from live performances over the last 12 months. The 'coda:' tracks are remixes of 2 pieces from Suite: Live In Liverpool. 'Chime, Chime (Re-rung)' was originally made for Musicworks magazine (#104, Summer 09) and 'All That's Allowed (Remix)' is previously unreleased. All tracks were made using Fidelity record players, Casio SK1 keyboards, Sony mini-disc recorders, Behringer mixers, Ibanez bass guitar, Boss delay pedal and Zoom bass effects pedal." [label info]