Gescom ‎– C & D

Skam ‎– SKA03
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP


C Snackwitch 6:00
D Mag 8:00

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There are two versions of this release, this one and a later repress. Both versions were released in a generic black outer sleeve with a braille sticker on one side (reading "gescom ep ska #03") and a black & white A4 size insert sheet with the text: "Atavistic Rhythms For Beat Freaks".
The only difference between the two is that the repress has a mirrored central label on the B/D-side (see the images posted there).

Graphics endorsing SKAM: © Open Mind.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): SKA-03 A1 A Phat Porky Prime Cut.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): SKA-03 B1 Pauls Cutz.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKA03 Gescom C & D(12", EP, RP, Mir) Skam SKA03 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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June 24, 2019

labels says 45rpm but one side is 33rpm and the other 45rpm


May 16, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
Is the vocal sample on "Mag" coming from Fantasy Three's ‎"It's Your Rock" Instrumental?


November 25, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
The sample in 'Mag' originates with the much loved drums from Melvin Bliss 'Synthetic Substitution', as used by the Ultra MAGnetic-Mc's (geddit?). Its great to see how far things travel... On a gripe note, it would be helpful if sellers could pay attention to listing headers & stop trying to sell the re-issue in the 1st pressing section- black sleeve & sticker = second pressing... Pain in the ass.


May 21, 2004

These two tracks sound really sample-heavy and hiphop-influenced, and they aren't much like what Booth/Brown were doing as Autechre at the time. Really raw and really good, more engaging and energetic than the first Gescom EP for me - (of course the packaging isn't as cool). To my ears, the first side sounds better at 33 RPM: at this speed it reminds me of a much rawer take on "Maphive 6.1" from Ae ep7.


March 13, 2004

What I love so much about EP2 is that it was a sudden departure from EP1. That's what you should expect from Gescom in their further releases for them to take the road less traveled and to do it so well.

August 10, 2001
edited over 18 years ago
Simple breaks get pummeled into a collage of textures like so much shattered glass. Starts out slow and funky, gets evil in no time flat. Essential.