Jim O'Rourke

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um so i'm listening to "i'm happy and i'm singing and a 1, 2, 3, 4" right now. it still sounds amazing. the last track is kind of a masterpiece imo. no one talks about this guy anymore, probably because he was part of what lots of people found annoying about late-90s chicago indie and wilco and stuff and they'd rather forget about most of it (i don't blame them). then there's gastr del sol, which mostly sounds forced and obvious to me (except a couple of inspired moments on "camofleur") -- faust did it better and thirty years before, you know? i'm not sure i'd like "eureka" as much as i used to if i listened to it again, but oddly enough, "insignificance" has taken over this weird place in my mind and it hits pretty hard sometimes--after bad sex, on airplanes (do not combine those prepositional phrases as it would be misleading). "bad timing" is another favorite of mine. i really haven't heard anything before "terminal pharmacy", which i think is pretty good.

anyway, a poll. i know there's a buttload of run-of-100 L@@K OOP releases and collabs and soundtracks that i'm missing, and i'm including "halfway to a threeway" just for the hell of it. i just want to get a general idea of what everyone else thinks about the guy, an unfashionable 10 years later. classic for turning a lazy indie snob (me) onto whitehouse, van dyke parks, charles ives, luc ferrari very late in the game and it all opened up from there.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Eureka 11
Bad Timing 11
Halfway to a Threeway 9
Insignificance 5
I’m Happy and I’m Singing and a 1, 2, 3, 4 4
Tamper 0
Disengage 0
Scend 0
Remove the Need 0
Use 0
Terminal Pharmacy 0
Happy Days 0
Two Organs0


strgn, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:03 (thirteen years ago) link

this guy is unfuckwitable

Wrinklepaws, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:14 (thirteen years ago) link

gets the chicks

strgn, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:18 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm including "halfway to a threeway" just for the hell of it

or because it's probably in my top twenty albums of all time

tremendoid, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:20 (thirteen years ago) link

make me happy

tremendoid, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Quit apologizing for liking Jim O'Rourke. He's great.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:40 (thirteen years ago) link

out of the ones i've heard -- Bad Timing, Eureka, Halfway..., Insignificance, 1234 -- i would give the nod to Eureka for some of the better orchestral flourishes i've heard on record. i could really do without Bad Timing and 1234, but the middle three are essential for me, all strong songwriting etc., but the production on Eureka wins out.

stephen, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:55 (thirteen years ago) link

but then I'm one of those people who actually likes all the stuff most people find annoying about 90s Chicago indie.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:00 (thirteen years ago) link

i vote 'eureka'

sam500, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Man, this is tough.

jaymc, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 05:06 (thirteen years ago) link

tamper's really underrated, imo, but i have to go with a "i'm happy and singing" followed shortly by "halfway to a threeway". listen to roberto cacciapaglia if you're into the "i'm happy record", it's basically the same sound. arturo stalteri for the bad timing record.

o'rourke gets a lot of extra props for having the best name dropping in the biz for sure. so many good recommendations to be had by looking through his interviews.

oo, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 06:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Why won't he make a new album??? =(

Davey D, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 06:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh, and I'm listening to "Sonic Nurse" right now 'cuz of the other thread and it's really just making my evening

Davey D, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 06:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I've only got the first five on the list (i.e. the most recent ones), but they're all great. I'm not sure I could pick an out and out favourite, given how different Eureeka, say, is from I'm Happy...

Scik Mouthy, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 08:00 (thirteen years ago) link

'Insignificance' is a solid classic.

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 08:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I love how dignified AMG's bio blurb sounds:

American post-classical composer Jim O'Rourke has been a key component in the increasing overlap of the American and European experimental music avant-garde, working in everything from jazz and rock to ambient and electro-acoustic and building many a bridge in between

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 08:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Wow. Spooky etc. I was listening to Insignificance this morning for the first time in ages. I vote Eureka, because of Prelude...

Matthew H, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 09:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Eureka for me too. Haven't heard all of these, though I hope to soon...

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 12:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Can someone give a VERY brief precis (like a sentence) on each of the albums re; what style / genre it is?

Scik Mouthy, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 12:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Like...

I’m Happy and I’m Singing and a 1, 2, 3, 4 = improvised melodic electronica
Insignificance = guitars and singing, post-rock-ish but with songs
Halfway to a Threeway = as below, but less ornate
Eureka = strings, songs, lush, odd, pop
Bad Timing = strung-out guitar-led instrumentals

Scik Mouthy, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 12:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Francois Couture at AMG describes Scend really well. It's good and it's the only album I've heard on this list! I love Tomorrow Knows Where You Live, his collaboration with Henry Kaiser.

Couture:

First released on CD by Divided in 1992 and reissued on vinyl 11 years later by Three Poplars, Scend is a beautiful piece of field recordings, very different from Jim O'Rourke's other albums (which already display a wide variety of styles and approaches). Field recordings of various nature are combined into a loose narrative. It sounds simple, but giving sense to the construction is where the art resides, and O'Rourke nails it with impressive results. In the first half of the piece you mostly hear water sounds and bowed metal. An accordion lets out a lone winding note, answered by the passing siren of an ambulance. Traffic noise is replaced by falling water drops in the very end of the first part. This assemblage runs smoothly and seamlessly, retaining the feel of field recording throughout (i.e., if electroacoustic transformations are involved, it doesn't show). The first half could be described as cold or devoid of human presence (save for the traffic sounds) compared to the second half. It begins with a playground recording. A passing airplane buries the children's laughter, soon abruptly cut by something (crate? door?) shut close. This sudden move introduces a section of electronic sounds, startling at first considering what came before but interesting and pertinent nonetheless, adding more human presence as the hand of the composer is felt for the first time. Church bells seep in for the finale. Recommended. [The LP edition is pressed on clear vinyl.]

Sundar, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 13:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Eureka!

(O'Rourke has an alb. titled Remove The Ned?? Oi shame on you, Jim!)

t**t, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

"Why won't he make a new album??? =("

one reason (that he told me a while back) is that he got pretty frustrated with working so hard on the production when most people these days just listen to things in MP3 anyway.

he's currently living in Tokyo and much more focused on breaking into the Japanese film industry (as a filmmaker, not a musician), his Japanese is supposedly superb.

jon abbey, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 15:13 (thirteen years ago) link

and a lot of people watch movies on DVD, or on their iphone/ipod/laptop. i find it hard to believe that he'd give up and blame it on other people's lack of appreciation sincerely. i'm sure he knows he has plenty of adoring fans with proper hi-fi's

oo, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 15:27 (thirteen years ago) link

hey, I'm just passing it on. he is still playing the occasional improv show there, in different combos with Otomo Yoshihide and Kahimi Karie usually (and he's on quite a bit of the recent Otomo soundtrack disc "Prisoner", which I have copies of for sale in the US), but I don't think he's too interested in music anymore, and that's one of the reasons, like I said.

jon abbey, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 16:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Bad Timing. 94 the Long Way is one of my favorite pieces of music ever.

The best concert I've ever attended was O'Rourke at the Empty Bottle just before Eureka came out circa 1998. He played one song: "Women of the World." For 50 minutes. Just him, a guitar and a drum machine. The same riff, the same vocal lines, repeated over and over and over. It was the most sublime musical experience I've ever had.

I'm a huge fan and would love for him to continue with music, but I understand that sometimes you have to move on for a while.

Bill in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Wow! I wish I could've been there, that sounds, well, sublime indeed.

willem, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 18:05 (thirteen years ago) link

I thought this thread was gonna descend into p-rock / p-fork snarkiness. Glad it didn't.

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:09 (thirteen years ago) link

heh i just blubbed abt my love for Bad Timing on a ILE thread, probably still my favourite of his solo albs (esp for the ompa-pa-pa horn explosion at the end)

yeah, halfway to a threeway is prob the best 'song'-based disc he made, but I also have a fondness for Remove the Need (treated guitar) and Happy Days (hurdy gurdy noise drone). also think Jess is being v. harsh on Gastr Del Sol - I don't really see that much resemblance to Faust, more an attempt to marry indie-alt rock songwriting tropes with free improv/post-classical sound-styles/methods - no other rec sounds quite like 'Crookt, Crackt or Fly', imho

the recent Merzbow/Giffoni/O'Rourke noize summit released on No Fun sounds awesome, dude's still got it

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:32 (thirteen years ago) link

'Get a Room' manages to be simultaneously one of the funniest and bleakest song I know.

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:36 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah that last half of 'insignificance' is pretty dark and funny.

i was too hard on gastr up there. i still really love 'upgrade and afterlife' and 'camofleur' although it's been forever since i've listened to them, so the faust comparison was probably off the mark. still need to hear crookt, crackt, or fly.

and for the record i am not jess. should have chosen a less confusing login name!

strgn, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 21:17 (thirteen years ago) link

oh im so confused...have you posted under another name on ilx?

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 21:21 (thirteen years ago) link

fauxhemian -> struggin -> strgn. i mostly lurk.

strgn, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 22:07 (thirteen years ago) link

I sure do love "Halfway to a Threeway." It even has the best cover art!

Davey D, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 22:13 (thirteen years ago) link

"Halfway to a threeway" & "Bad Timing" are total classic, as is the newest collaboration with Merzbow & Carlos Giffoni "Electric Dress" - a live dismantling of analog synths. I still find the sampling of "Expecting to fly" by Neil Young profoundly touching on "Return of Fenn O' Berg".

Operator plug, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 22:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Also, the while it is a group effort, the brise-glace album to the thread. Holy fuck. What an album that one is.... If you haven't heard it, track it down. Pummeling rock band with O'Rourke on guitar, recorded by Albini and then cut up, reedited and mixed down by O'Rourke.

Bill in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 22:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Bad Timing >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> everything else I've heard by him. The guitar-playing is PHENOMENAL, and it doesn't even get boring, even though the songs are all like ten minutes long!

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 01:17 (thirteen years ago) link

There was a period in maybe 2002 or 2003 when I listened to either Bad Timing or Dylan's Nashville Skyline every morning as I roamed about my crap apartment in Eugene making coffee and breakfast and what have you. Whenever it occurs to me now to play Bad Timing in the early AM I get this nice nostalgic "This is gonna be a good day!" feeling, even though those years in Eugene were just like the worst years of my life easy.

So, then, Bad Timing.

Clay, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 01:23 (thirteen years ago) link

the ompa-pa-pa horn explosion at the end

This always reminds me of John Fahey's Old Fashioned Love record, which also busts out the horns toward the end, though not mid-song like on Bad Timing. I know he was into Fahey, but does anyone know if this thing on Bad Timing was inspired by that thing specifically?

dad a, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 01:45 (thirteen years ago) link

The jazz band absolutely comes in mid-song on the title track of Old Fashioned Love, don't know if Happy Trails is a copy tho. I want to stick up for Gastr del Sol too, probably prefer those records to most of the solo O'Rourke that I've heard.

ogmor, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 05:48 (thirteen years ago) link

I always tend to like his duo recordings the best. I've always felt that Jim just shines in a duo setting, maybe better than any other player I can think of. 'Slow Motion' with Müller. 'New Kind of Water' with Null. (I attended that 1992 show at Lounge Ax where the live portion was recorded.) 'Third Straight Day Made Public' with Prevost. that Kaiser disc that Sundar mentioned. even his hated 'Indicate' record with Hampson. These were some of the most thrilling records of the 90s for me. And hey, if Gastr counts as a duo them too for 'Upgrade and Afterlife' alone, which totally ruled.

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 06:16 (thirteen years ago) link

This thread just cost me £7 on Brise-Glace.

Scik Mouthy, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 06:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah. That is a good disc too.

but of the *solo* stuff that comprises the poll ... i'm actually sorta ignorant of large chunks of it. I heard all the early Extreme label stuff back when it came out, and then 'Bad Timing' (great) and the Tzadik disc, and that's about it. always more to discover with him.

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 06:19 (thirteen years ago) link

oh wait, shit, and 'Happy Days' of course, I have that one. Might even vote for that!

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 06:20 (thirteen years ago) link

brise-glace is fantastic, i still listen to that pretty often (on cd, sold the vinyl like an idiot - apparently skin graft had a warehouse find of the lp a few weeks ago but they're all gone).

hstencil, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:03 (thirteen years ago) link

the two Müller/O'Rourke duos are excellent. so are the Prévost, Null, Kaiser. two favorites were O'Rourke/Mats Gustafsson's Xylophonen Virtuosen(2000) - lots of fun, that one - and the O'Rourke/Loren MazzaCane-Connors In Bern on Hat Noir, which gets a bad rap but i like it. Müller/O'Rourke/Voice Crack is another great one. ahead of its time.

Brise-Glace seemed a lot less impressive after hearing the This Heat and Luc Ferrari. still sounds good, just not all that original in its execution.

who hates Indicate?

Terminal Pharmacy is a dud. Jim's big, formal 'i am a composer. take me seriously' statement, and it fell flat. heavyhanded and way too serious. even the experimental guitar albums - Tamper, Remove the Need, Disengage - are leavened with some humor.

what's Use?

how is The Ground Above Below Our Heads? i know Jim all but disowned his recorded debut. but if i really like his concrète pieces, a la Scend, is it worth a listen?

voting for... Bad Timing, i think. yeah.

Mr. Hal Jam, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

I know he was into Fahey, but does anyone know if this thing on Bad Timing was inspired by that thing specifically?

For some reason, I was under the impression that it was a Charles Ives homage, although I don't remember how or where I read that.

jaymc, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

jim always referred to b-g as being an homage to this heat, sometimes even as a "cover band," so originality isn't really the point.

hstencil, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 16:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Well then I must hear Brise-Glace, and soon.

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 17:03 (thirteen years ago) link

who hates Indicate?

Jim, apparently! I recall someone telling me that he "disowned" it.

Brise-Glace definitely a bit of a This Heat tribute. but hey, why not. don't forget to seek out the Brice-Glace track from the AC/DC tribute on Skin Graft! Jim goes wild with a razor blade and reels of AC/DC lps .. awesome.

Jim's big, formal 'i am a composer. take me seriously' statement

I remember browsing the classical section at the Tower in Chicago on Clark in the early 90s, and bumping into copies of Scend that were marked as consignment. I found that kind of funny, the mental image of Jim walking in there clutching a bunch of the CD and sort of going "These belong in your classical section."

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Fantastic interview. I've got 10+ tabs w/ albums and songs open to follow up on after that. Great read and a rare tell-all (well, nearly all) from the man. I'm glad he seems to be at a very happy place in his life right now.

Someone up here asked if anyone has kept up with the Steamroom records. Wish I could say I have. My uneducated guess would be that poster EvR has and knows all of them well!

I wish. I think I have heard most of them, apart from a few re-releases of things I already have/know (Two Organs, Long Night, Remove the Need, Mizo No Nai Umi).

EvR, Monday, 11 May 2020 08:08 (five months ago) link

Announcement on editionsmego.com:

INA GRM and Editions MEGO are pleased to announce the creation of a new collection of releases, the Portraits GRM series.
Perpetrating the fertile collaboration initiated in 2012 with Recollection GRM, the GRM and Editions MEGO have decided to offer a complementary series, no longer focused on the “classic” GRM repertoire but towards recent creations commissioned by the GRM to artists from all horizons.

...

This new series will come to life with the release of two records, the first devoted to the piece Shutting Down Here by Jim O'Rourke, and the second to the works Metabolist Meter (Foster, Cottin, Caetani, and a Fly) by Max Eilbacher and Forma by Lucy Railton.

EvR, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 06:52 (five months ago) link

Also Steamroom 49 went up today

https://steamroom.bandcamp.com/album/steamroom-49

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 13:55 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

i dig this

https://akirasakata.bandcamp.com/album/dental-kafka

Akira Sakata - sax, clarinet, voice
Jim O’Rourke - double bass
Giovanni Di Domenico - piano, hohner pianet
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto - drums

budo jeru, Saturday, 18 July 2020 15:17 (three months ago) link

^^ albums with covers that most look like they're on Touch Records but aren't, in fact, on Touch Records.

Seriously, thanks for linking to it, I've been enjoying it this morning!

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 19 July 2020 10:53 (three months ago) link

debated starting a new thread but the new eiko ishibashi album is beautiful https://blacktruffle.bandcamp.com/album/hyakki-yagy

devvvine, Friday, 24 July 2020 12:21 (two months ago) link

new jim o'rourke album is beautiful - https://portraitsgrm.bandcamp.com/album/shutting-down-here

Lowell N. Behold'n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 01:13 (two months ago) link

Sold out :\

flappy bird, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 04:08 (two months ago) link

https://youtu.be/Uw_bTTOCHKQ

Lowell N. Behold'n, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 05:11 (two months ago) link

Sold out :\

― flappy bird, woensdag 29 juli 2020 6:08 (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

And fast, too. Sad I missed it.

Devvvine, the new Eiko Ishibashi is indeed remarkably beautiful.

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 09:39 (two months ago) link

wish this was issued on CD. i suppose jim o'rourke frowns on the idea of listening to his music on a laptop, streaming youtube audio. still, it sounds great. it's nice to hear something so concise and loaded with ideas, w/its constant movement (it's almost constantly bristling w/textures) and variety of sound sources, timbres, etc. i wonder how it sounds on vinyl

Lowell N. Behold'n, Friday, 31 July 2020 01:53 (two months ago) link

You can still get the LP here. Jim is also on the "Swamp / Things" lp from Kassel Jaeger. On a side note, I was mildly "surprised" The Wire quoted the Tone Glow interview with Jim without mentioning the source.

EvR, Friday, 31 July 2020 08:43 (two months ago) link

uncool!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 31 July 2020 13:07 (two months ago) link

Thanks for the ordering link Eric!

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 31 July 2020 13:20 (two months ago) link

debated starting a new thread but the new eiko ishibashi album is beautiful https://blacktruffle.bandcamp.com/album/hyakki-yagy

One of the best things I've heard this year, apart from this.

EvR, Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:16 (two months ago) link

...and another recent Bandcamp release featuring both Jim and Eiko.

EvR, Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:34 (two months ago) link

There are some recordings available on Sonic Youth's Bandcamp page that include Jim:

Live At L'Olympia 2001
Live At Cabaret Metro Chicago, IL 2002
Perspectives Musicales - Live At Cat's Cradle 2000

EvR, Thursday, 13 August 2020 10:33 (two months ago) link

It's alarming how good "Shutting Down Here" is, I've only been a casual enjoyer of his ambient/concrète stuff but this is undeniably terrific

flamboyant goon tie included, Thursday, 13 August 2020 12:04 (two months ago) link

It is, it's beautiful. On the ambient note, don't sleep on last years To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 14 August 2020 11:15 (two months ago) link

I remember reading an interview with him a few years ago where he talks about how one of the session horn players on Bad Timing told him that the arrangement on Happy Trails was like the dumbest shit he had ever heard. Can't find it now, can anyone help me out?

J. Sam, Monday, 17 August 2020 15:10 (two months ago) link

Looking at the liners, it might be "Joan Morrane", an artist who has no other credits to that name on discogs.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 17 August 2020 15:31 (two months ago) link

...should note that an almost identical name also appears on Eureka, this time as "Joan Morrone"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 17 August 2020 15:33 (two months ago) link

i thought it was jeb bishop

massaman gai (front tea for two), Monday, 17 August 2020 15:59 (two months ago) link

Hahaha I never heard that story! Reminds me of him begging the sax player on Through the Night Softly to make it as SNL as possible

flappy bird, Sunday, 23 August 2020 17:29 (one month ago) link

New release:

Jim O'ROURKE
MMXX-07 "In all due deference"
Label: MATIÈRE MÉMOIRE (BE)
Format: LP single-sided
VINYL

Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series. In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 great artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout this year, each quarter will see the release of 5 new vinyls, available individually or as a bundle. Each record is limited at 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each contained in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, and each coming with a print of the artist artwork.

EvR, Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:47 (one month ago) link

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50065654307_23d240b956_k.jpg

tylerw, Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:55 (one month ago) link

Hmm, reminds me of that raster-noton "20' to 2000" project in 1999. A CD every month, full-sized but only partially-silvered, 20min pieces.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-20-To-2000/release/1885879

Looks like I should have bought the storage thing, it really bumps up the selling price!

Michael Jones, Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:58 (one month ago) link

I need that Jim O'Rourke action figure to be real and I need it asap

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:04 (one month ago) link

He seems to really like the new Autechre, based on how he rarely tweets beyond his own projects.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:09 (one month ago) link

JimO has a twitter account...?

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:59 (one month ago) link

Jersey AI is referring to the Steamroom Twitter account.

EvR, Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:06 (one month ago) link

There's a STEAMROOM TWITTER??????

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:07 (one month ago) link

i .. have not kept up with jim o'rourke at all. boy is this steamroom (50) beautiful.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:45 (one month ago) link

I think it's fair to say it's his personal account, it says "Jim O'Rourke Live" in katakana and he posts often about non-Steamroom stuff.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:15 (one month ago) link

Not surprised by the Autechre tweet, this remix was compared by Bleep Stores to Autechre (the second track, Side B).

EvR, Friday, 4 September 2020 08:55 (one month ago) link

I meant Boomkat instead of Bleep Stores.

EvR, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:21 (one month ago) link

woah

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:24 (one month ago) link

lol wait til you guys find out that Eiko is very active on social and see what she posts!

https://i.imgur.com/L84QEmc.png

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:27 (one month ago) link

For anyone who likes the Steamroom albums, this is also highly recommended.

EvR, Monday, 7 September 2020 17:00 (one month ago) link

Jim and Eiko are cute :)

I've been digging Steamroom 46 a lot lately--one of his less dissonant synthscapes, but as cosmic as ever

J. Sam, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:19 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Jim O’Rourke: Just give me a second, I need to do a tobacco run.

[The two go on a tobacco run]

Jim O’Rourke: And we’re back.

Eiko Ishibashi: Hello.

Nice interview with Eiko Ishibashi (w/ Jim interpreting and occasionally weighing in): https://toneglow.substack.com/p/0328-eiko-ishibashi

Ilxor in the streets, Scampo in the sheets (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 1 October 2020 10:43 (two weeks ago) link

idk if this interview with jim o'rourke himself from the same magazine is linked upthread but it's very extensive and gives some info about his next release

https://toneglow.substack.com/p/014-jim-orourke

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 1 October 2020 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

Apparently Jim & Eiko's "debut public" (?) live performance at the virtual Tusk Festival begins in ~2h30m here (8:30pm England time/3:30pm EDT/12:30pm PDT):

https://tuskfestival.com/live-stream/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:06 (one week ago) link

(I missed this btw)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 12 October 2020 03:25 (one week ago) link

the performance is here https://vimeo.com/466964573 at about 10:25:00

ufo, Monday, 12 October 2020 03:57 (one week ago) link

thank you ufo

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 12 October 2020 04:02 (one week ago) link

Ltd to 500 copies, Jim O'Rourke's 'In All Due Deference'

https://boomkat.com/products/in-all-due-deference

(and yes, thanks ufo!)

Ilxor in the streets, Scampo in the sheets (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 12 October 2020 13:45 (one week ago) link

gone, unsurprisingly

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 15 October 2020 21:35 (five days ago) link


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