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Jan Jelinek - Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records

  • Jan Jelinek
    • 12" Vinyl Record
    • Released: Germany, 2017
    • Label: Faitiche
    • Catalog: FAITBACK001
    • Genre: Electronic, Techno
    • LP Reissue

    Faitiche presents a long-lost vinyl album. Since 2003, Jan Jelinek’s Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, originally released in 2001 on ~scape, existed only as a download. Now the album is available again on vinyl, as a double LP with two bonus tracks, “Moiré (Guitar & Horns)” and “Poren”, B-sides from Tendency EP (2000). 

    “Jelinek has abstracted his sources beyond recognition, looping his millisecond samples into flickering patterns of sonic moiré laid atop a dub techno framework. . . . Jelinek might as well have sampled a horn player’s hissing intake of breath - it would have been ‘jazz’ enough for his purposes.” --The Wire 

    “It’s a perfect inversion of conventional music, a sonic negative. Everything that would typically be foreground is moved back or pushed off the screen altogether, and the flecks of sonic debris that would normally be covered by other sounds are left to carry the melody and rhythm.” - Pitchfork