• Format: CD [TO:56]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.09lbs
  • Label: Touch


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'Repressing of this 2002 release and Jeck's third release for Touch, after Loopholes and Surf. Stoke was made using Bush, Fidelity and Philips record players, a Casio keyboard and an Alba portable CD player. This record mainly consists of edits of live performances from England, Japan and Vienna. The notion of turntablism may be associated with flashy, deck-hopping scratch gymnastics, but the use of the record player as an instrument harks back to a less ostentatious tradition of music making. John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Schaeffer, and James Tenney recognized records and turntable mechanisms as malleable sound sources. In essence, sampling began with the real-time deployment of gramophones in performance by these artists and academics. Philip Jeck, like peers Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, and Martin Tetreault, legitimizes the turntable as a musical instrument.'

1 Above 5:59
2 Lambing 4:48
3 Vienna Faults 6:08
4 Pax 8:09
5 Below 7:32
6 Open 5:57
7 Close 14:54

Mastered By ? Denis Blackham
Photography By ? Jon Wozencroft

This CD lasts 53:32. Released in a Digipak.
Mastered at Country (Surrey, UK).
All tracks are edits of live performances recorded in Liverpool, Manchester, Osaka, Tokyo and Vienna, except 'Lambing' which was recorded at home in part for a film by Lucy Baldwyn.
'Stoke' was made using Bush, Fidelity and Philips record players, Casio keyboard and Alba portable CD player.

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