Saturday, October 3, 2009
Philip Jeck - 7
Mr. Duke asked me to post artists similar to Akira Rabelais in sound and spirit, and so we begin with Philip Jeck, who goes hunting for old, worn-down, scratched and dusty vinyl which he manipulates with a multitude of effects and preparations, creating beautiful sepia-toned memoradelia. No wonder he's considered a prime exponent of "hauntology" (a musical genre preoccupied with the creation of false memories, imagined nostalgia, and neurological simulacra through sound).
"When the repetitions culminate into glorious crests, it sounds as if recorded history in its entirety is singing one last song in the death throes of the waste bin."