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JACKMAN, DAVID (=ORGANUM) - Up from Zero

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Robot Records RR-31
Release Year: 2003
Note: ed. 700, non jewel-case cover
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00


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Originally released in 1982 on cassette (Aeroplane Records AR3, UK), Up From Zero was David Jackmans third album of compositions. Integrating tapes, loops, shortwave radio signals, guitar tones, voice and a host of percussion elements, each piece accumulates into a complex collage of cycles that create a haunting set of movements and bizarre spatial relationships. These are the most sought after of Jackmans first, solo recordings. The proto-
Organum sound. Also included is Offshore, (1980). This track, recorded with the assistance of Philip Sanderson (of Stormbugs/
Snatch Tapes/Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey fame), is Jackmans earliest piece to appear on CD to date. Fluttering tones along with sustained slabs of bowed guitar create a droning crest and a fitting outro for these essential gems from the vault. Expertly restored from the original master tapes by Robert Hampson (of Main). Packaged in a card mini-jacket in an edition of 700 copies. [press release]