Hands To ‎– Rough Music: The Hands To Library

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Q'Ojfa
1 Hands To X2 17:35
2 Hands To Incindiaries 1:15
3 Hands To X2 (Reprise) 25:03
4 Hands To Decomposition One 8:18
5 Hands To Decomposition Two 3:52
6 Hands To Decomposition Three 3:52
7 Hands To Decomposition Four 16:49
8 Hands To Scissorsound 5:49
9 Hands To Decomposition Five 2:17
Do Not Touch Them
10 Hands To It Hinges 2:16
11 Hands To O Canada 1:59
12 Hands To Guerilla Jazz 3:12
13 Hands To Din 3:07
14 Hands To Do Not Touch Them 2:38
15 Hands To Hysterical Rubber 1:23
16 Hands To Disembody 3:52
17 Hands To Cannon Dogs (Crash) 2:46
18 Hands To Psychic Vents 3:36
19 Hands To Tibetan Hell Game 3:30
20 Hands To Conundrum 6:13
21 Hands To Refined / Embody 8:26
Fingers Breath
22 Hands To Plasper 4:03
23 Hands To Tassettes 4:47
24 Hands To Subline 2:53
25 Hands To Fingers Breath 3:49
26 Hands To Wiss 4:50
27 Hands To Tampling 5:09
28 Hands To Scramble 3:45
29 Hands To Manicords 3:26
30 Hands To Exust 4:05
31 Hands To Carnival Blades 6:16
32 Hands To Rassettes 4:49
33 Hands To Scrass 3:01
34 Hands To Grll 4:44
35 Hands To Vagog 3:38
Neumes
36 Hands To Carnival Blades 5:56
37 Hands To Glaves 3:17
38 Hands To Brittle 3:28
39 Hands To Rust 5:08
40 Hands To Scissor Hail 4:57
41 Hands To Scrmbl 2 3:43
42 Hands To Scrmbl 3 5:02
43 Hands To Cull 4:09
44 Hands To Vomitorium 8:45
45 Hands To Perilomes 10:00
46 Hands To Gnastic 5:35
47 Hands To Neumes 5:30
48 Hands To Rtrs 6:01
49 Hands To Coytens 1:37
50 Hands To Bends 4:34
Christage
51 Hands To Christage 30:55
52 Hands To Wodice/FLP 6:15
53 Hands To Gigist 2 3:08
54 Hands To Sletan 3:00
55 Hands To Recape 0:40
56 Hands To Teisco 3:07
57 Hands To Brire 4:20
58 Hands To Whisten 10:25
Mose Wreck
59 Hands To Enplate 3:32
60 Hands To Hei 2:51
61 Hands To Plastinery 2:58
62 Hands To Rilo 4:34
63 Hands To Milass 3:05
64 Hands To The Hallery 4:28
65 Hands To Gigist 3:42
66 Hands To Afnocan 5:23
67 Hands To Mose Wreck 30:51
Hoast
68 Hands To Hoast 30:06
69 Hands To Thrx 7:01
70 Hands To Lung Organ 4:12
71 Hands To Bel Ma 2:40
72 Hands To Tright 3:49
73 Hands To Slabst 3:50
74 Hands To Enditure 2:27
75 Hands To LV NDR WLL 5:46
Maesh
76 Hands To Salivicid 3:21
77 Hands To Randine 6:32
78 Hands To Bomach 4:54
79 Hands To Sayaw Cleath 4:54
80 Hands To Oire 0:27
81 Hands To Cardience 3:33
82 Hands To Sonates 8:25
83 Hands To Degenach 1 2:21
84 Hands To Degenach 2 3:01
85 Hands To Fearath 5:31
86 Hands To Wescame 7:40
Audio Assaults One
87 Hands To Jimmy/Jim/SFO 12:45
88 Hands To Arcade Toxins 4:37
89 Hands To Marla/Phone 3:16
90 Hands To Smithsound 2:14
91 Hands To Phone Call 1:42
92 Hands To Metal 0:29
93 Hands To Child Rapist/Kids 4:53
94 Hands To Debra 1:20
95 Hands To Bone Chant 2:09
96 Hands To Manson 3:14
97 Hands To Jupitter-Larsen 3:35
98 Hands To Audio Assault #4 5:33
99 Hands To Audio Assault #1 10:49
100 Hands To Audio Assault #2 14:03
101 Hands To Audio Assault #3 19:51
Decesh
102 Hands To Heone Trach 14:46
103 Hands To Skaw 11:47
104 Hands To Bothum 16:20
105 Hands To Feated 5:23
106 Hands To Salivones 7:56
Invesh
107 Hands To Gorsic 5:48
108 Hands To Disnal 5:46
109 Hands To Boded 17:53
110 Hands To Breeth 7:43
111 Hands To Jucusts 4:09
112 Hands To Cardius 18:20
Audio Assaults Two
113 Hands To Cliff Dwelling 3:38
114 Hands To Cliff Dwelling (Half-Speed) 7:14
115 Hands To Sonic Cartography Of Apartment 1:46
116 Hands To Audio Assault #5a 4:42
117 Hands To Audio Assault #5b 4:34
118 Hands To Audio Assault #5c 3:54
119 Hands To Audio Assault #6 2:05
120 Hands To Golden Cycle Refinery Ruins 1 12:30
121 Hands To Golden Cycle Refinery Ruins 2 39:28
Aggresh
122 Hands To Live 1 At Worner Center, Colorado College 31:02
123 Hands To Live 2 At Worner Center, Colorado College - Track 03 31:00
Reclamation
124 Hands To Signal / Entry / Substructure / Vector 1 / Arena / Signal 29:43
125 Hands To Indent / Vein / Vein Structure / Crickets / Signal / Vector 2 / Vector 3 30:00
126 Hands To The Resonant Frequency Of Decay 31:49
127 Hands To The Earth Reclaims, And Reclamation Spreads 27:00
Chamaco
128 Hands To Spundle Mished 4:14
129 Hands To Firight 1 4:50
130 Hands To Firight 2 5:43
131 Hands To Recache 3:56
132 Hands To Machong 3:12
133 Hands To Chamaco 6:46
134 Hands To Orchness 2:41
135 Hands To Debilt 3:32
136 Hands To Bental 7:45
137 Hands To Scarnette 7:33
138 Hands To Pasits 7:51
Scrine
139 Hands To Whag 4:24
140 Hands To Milpic 2:00
141 Hands To Sethube 1:36
142 Hands To Tind 4:25
143 Hands To Thraal 4:15
144 Hands To Plathers 5:25
145 Hands To Firad 8:17
146 Hands To Sinc 4:23
147 Hands To Scrine 4:16
148 Hands To Mastic 4:30
149 Hands To Biasis 2 16:30
Recesh
150 Hands To Heathing 5:08
151 Hands To Purder 5:29
152 Hands To Wemand 5:24
153 Hands To Decex 6:25
154 Hands To Lisound 2:21
155 Hands To Tesh 4:05
156 Hands To Sheathe 5:54
157 Hands To Langson 3:03
158 Hands To Rhythex 3:59
159 Hands To Machex 5:04
160 Hands To Sheder 4:54
161 Hands To Decex 2 5:24
Catalogue Of Abuse
162 Hands To Extract 5:52
163 Hands To Decay 5:54
164 Hands To Short 5:27
165 Hands To Edit 2:50
166 Hands To Entropy 2:12
167 Hands To Cross-Talk 3:24
168 Hands To Direct Contact 4:52
169 Hands To Ground Feedback 8:44
170 Hands To Medium 1 5:49
171 Hands To Medium 2 10:24
172 Hands To Oppenheimer 2:51
173 Hands To Acceleration 1:30
174 Hands To Heat 4:34
175 Hands To Direct Abuse 14:06
176 Hands To Deceleration 15:55
Oldage
177 Hands To Subterfuge - Sept. 1984 40:26
178 Hands To Tibetan Hell Game - July 1984 18:43
179 Hands To Gamelon - Oct. 1984 10:37
180 Hands To Practical Demonology (Excerpts) - Oct. 1983 17:21
Myasic
181 Hands To Scissorsound 5 / Inrec / Scrmbl 2 / Deathrattle / Mach / Oldage
Featuring [Sounds] – Abo (2)Mastered By – Paul Brekus
16:53
Suake
182 Hands To Wottle 5:28
183 Hands To Dritter 1:20
184 Hands To Stroam 2:56
185 Hands To Bedet 2:49
186 Hands To Brord 3:22
187 Hands To Suake 4:07
188 Hands To TTNC 3:20
189 Hands To Addenda 3:46
190 Hands To STRM 0:22
191 Hands To 4867-1 3:40
192 Hands To 4867-2 3:32
193 Hands To Atoll 3:19
194 Hands To Vemicide 1:43
195 Hands To Erone 2:57
196 Hands To Moll 3:54
197 Hands To Anisc 8:16
Recast
198 Hands To Bliset 4:49
199 Hands To Compuc 4:27
200 Hands To Edme 5:56
201 Hands To Radic 1 1:26
202 Hands To Radic 2 1:55
203 Hands To Biasis 1:59
204 Hands To Fretuse
Featuring [Sounds] – Frans de Waard
5:42
205 Hands To Enclast 1:11
206 Hands To National Anthem Of China 1:35
207 Hands To Recast 15:10
208 Hands To Spandle 8:44
209 Hands To Turisk 7:33
Artiment
210 Hands To Sland 5:50
211 Hands To Fock 2:09
212 Hands To Artiment 3:05
213 Hands To Wail 3:30
214 Hands To Lorm 4:18
215 Hands To Resf 5:06
216 Hands To Eaul 0:38
217 Hands To Fover 3:49
218 Hands To Bight 2:24
219 Hands To Nellitin 3:07
220 Hands To Stolk 3:00
221 Hands To Fircast 3:53
222 Hands To Secast 2:19
223 Hands To Assan / Poec 5:21
224 Hands To Thurther 5:30
225 Hands To Geopol 4:39
226 Hands To Spones 3:02
227 Hands To Bructure 2:11
228 Hands To Rerest 2:03
229 Hands To Tios 5:08
230 Hands To Thubes 4:44
231 Hands To Apt 1 0:25
232 Hands To Apt 2 11:01
233 Hands To Artiment 2 28:22
Bldr
234 Hands To KGNU June 24, 1989 40:02
235 Hands To Penny Lane Coffeehouse June 25, 1989 27:42
Vinhilation
236 Hands To Tien Steth / Metation / Scissorsound 10 / Becath / Scroove (Vinhilation)
Electronics [Sounds & Manipulations] – Jeph JermanMixed By, Producer – Dan Burke
22:27
Ewst
237 Hands To Ewst / Taur / Craster / Alque / Ewst 2 / Scissorsound 8 28:06
Eurean Recant
238 Hands To Eurean 6:37
239 Hands To Ewst 3 4:06
240 Hands To Merdian 2:32
241 Hands To Merdiest 3:32
242 Hands To Tinks 2:18
243 Hands To Newnds 2:24
244 Hands To Techback 8:02
245 Hands To Recant 3:31
246 Hands To Medict 3:59
247 Hands To Loff 3:33
248 Hands To Recant 2 2:40
249 Hands To Gigist 7 3:46
250 Hands To Gigist 8 2:37
251 Hands To Gigist 9 2:27
252 Hands To Stoice 3:54
Körperlaute
253 Hands To Spetal / Boet / Calciate 8:05
Flatline
254 Hands To Luce 2:43
255 Hands To Antart 4:02
256 Hands To MX 2:34
257 Hands To EVB 2:08
258 Hands To Jowcol 2:46
259 Hands To Jirix 4:32
260 Hands To Thelk 4:09
261 Hands To Luru 2:30
262 Hands To ISU/BG 6:29
263 Hands To NC 3:32
264 Hands To Billiday 2:34
265 Hands To Nones 4:30
266 Hands To --- 4:31
267 Hands To Edint 2:18
SFO
268 Hands To SFO 36:00
Rework / Odiom
269 Physis Introduction 6:06
270 Hands To Rptr 2:26
271 Hands To Ascrat 2:56
272 Hands To Hrum 3:34
273 Hands To Wkdy 5:33
274 Hands To 9391/121391 3:23
275 Hands To Murcle / Kpeth
Tape [Additional Material] – Das Synthetische Mischgewebe
19:09
276 Kapotte Muziek Handen (Parts 1-3) 7:41
277 PBK Metal Fume Fever 6:07
278 PBK Blast Lung 4:54
279 Das Synthetische Mischgewebe Les Bruits Et Les Interférences 4:59
280 Merzbow Merzbow Transformed Hands To 8:10
281 S.B.O.T.H.I. / 7:00
282 Physis Conclusion 5:24
Hands To Turn My Hands To
283 Hands To Hands To Turn My Hands To 47:53
Htag
284 Hands To Tien Steth / Sones / Becath / Triff / Qrtavd / Sicktone 29:00
Turn Back The Sun
285 Hands To Part 01 24:48
286 Hands To Part 02 24:37
Naahondzond (The Fearing Time)
287 Hands To Track 01 28:37
288 Hands To Track 02 27:42
Cicuye
289 Hands To Yaponcha 28:36
290 Hands To Cicuye 28:08
Nazha
291 Hands To Track One 31:03
292 Hands To Track Two 30:55
Hands To The Task
293 Hands To Tater (1986) 1:36
294 Hands To Prayer (1994) 6:04
295 Hands To Theophagia (1993) 9:01
296 Hands To Gigist 9 (1991) 2:42
297 Hands To Regeneration (1996) 4:55
298 Hands To Kin Tozo (1993) 4:19
299 Hands To Remembering (1994) 25:39
300 Hands To Mam-A-Gah (1998) 8:15
Circumscription
301 Hands To Prayer /||\ Marling Spike 27:38
302 Hands To Theophagia /||\ Yunwi Tsundi 29:57
Anamnesis
303 Hands To Live At Re-Bar, Seattle Aug 29, 1994 Side A
Engineer – Ray Robbins
29:41
304 Hands To Live At Re-Bar, Seattle Aug 29, 1994 Side B
Engineer – Eric Lanzillotta
29:52
Klangfiguren
305 Hands To Sonora 4:08
306 Hands To For Harry 4:12
307 Hands To Links That Divide 4:23
308 Hands To Hands To Lock Them Out 3:06
309 Hands To Vacant 3:47
310 Hands To Distance Signal 2:37
311 Hands To Tentressa 8:33
312 Hands To Hands To Mark Time 6:57
313 Hands To Ravenna 1 2:32
314 Hands To Ravenna 2 4:28
Cipher
315 Hands To Cipher / Signal Hill 8:50
Tentressa
316 Hands To Tentressa 6:58
Egress
317 Hands To Track 01 7:41
318 Hands To Track 02 0:35
319 Hands To Track 03 6:07
320 Hands To Track 04 2:53
321 Hands To Track 05 3:40
322 Hands To Track 06 3:01
323 Hands To Track 07 0:59
324 Hands To Track 08 3:59
325 Hands To Track 09 5:38
326 Hands To Track 10 2:19
327 Hands To Track 11 6:27
328 Hands To Track 12 1:01
329 Hands To Track 13 1:25
330 Hands To Track 14 1:47
331 Hands To Track 15 0:45
Ingress
332 Hands To Kalaloch
Composed By – Jeph Jerman, MNortham*
27:06
333 Hands To Ingress
Composed By – Jeph Jerman
29:40
Croatoan
334 Hands To Track 01 27:34
335 Hands To Track 02 27:32

Credits

Notes

These two discs contain the entire catalogue of Hands To works, originally released on cassette, vinyl or compact disc between 1986 and 1997. The DVD contains AAC files playable on Mac or PC equipped with a DVD drive and iTunes. The CD contains JPEG files of all artwork and notes.
Thanks to John Exby, who spent many hours assembling this library, and to Eric Lanzillotta for locating several cassette covers.

A total of 17 copies were made.

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July 1, 2015
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Liner notes by Aram Yardumian

"Jeph Jerman isn’t the only one out there making art that works to refine perception. And he’s certainly not the first to neutralize the associated arguments about context and content. But he is he is one of the few also creating a really listenable body of sound. His earlier work—mostly released as Hands To, and almost all of which is collected on this DVD—presents impossibly vast and inexpressibly subtle things as much more than a grueling exercise. By looking outward from its own voice, the work blithely ignores the rule that all art is political, and finds its own way to new vistas in musicality by closing the door on Schönberg, La Monte, and one John Milton Cage Jr.

There is a great variety of ideas and method in the Hands To catalog. Some tracks are assaultive in the tradition of Eric Lunde. Most are without narrative, rich in blacks and grays, flickering earth and metals, mean gargantuan spaces and tight, deep underground tunnels, the occasional voice rising like water from soft sand, the collapse of great structures into small trickles. Like Ezra Pound staring into the depths of Chinese logograms, distinction between abstract and concrete, context and content, improvisation and structure, never felt less important. The overall program of these early tape works is mostly improvisational, sometimes clearly contemplated even if the vibe is unfathomable, pushes back at language of decision. And even if some of the live material especially relies more on chance operations, the ideas behind the work are never framed by the limits of the recording environment. What comes out is not an Abstract Expressionist refraction of the self-referential dream world, and never some excuse for imaginary listeners to finish the job by listening. The opposite, you can think of Jeph’s work as the record of an ongoing process to break down, through the mental habits, the parts of the self that get the way of hearing and seeing, becoming more deeply fascinated by the external world.

His later work—mostly released under his own name, and not reproduced on this DVD—tends to represent rather than reduce spatial dimension and time. Sometimes there is even a narrative. A lot of field recordings these days feel Realist, topographical, calotype. Jeph’s work likewise sometimes focuses on the exact physical properties of seeds and hollow bones, but other times offers an Impression of the scene by bringing us so close to it that all familiarity is lost. In Frederick Sommer’s treatise on aesthetics he wrote, ‘The smallest modification of tonality affects structure. Some things have to be rather large, but elegance is the presentation of things in their minimum dimensions.’ He was talking about photographing detritus in the Sonoran Desert, the very same place Jeph goes to collect the same sort of detritus and to record. These days Jeph feels less inclined even to see his work as self-expression, and begins no longer with ideas but with pure sound. Sometimes I fear he’ll stop releasing work altogether—the final non-statement in an unfinishable body of work. His work, such as it is, wants, and has found, a small specific dedicated audience, not a glossy magazine readership. A mutual friend says he wishes Jeph would compose more. I see why but I still don’t. It’s thanks to him that the act of listening isn’t getting any less mysterious."