Gescom

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The project name is an abbreviation of "Gestalt Communications". Beginning its activities in the early nineties, the Gescom collective has released material on Clear, Leaf, Chocolate Industries, SKAM, Warp, Worm Interface, and Source labels.

Incorrectly perceived as simply an Autechre side-project, Gescom in fact exists as a platform for a number of aligned artists to work in various different combinations, whilst remaining otherwise-anonymous. Personnel in Gescom has varied from release to release and even track to track. Quote from the Autechre FAQ: "Actually the whole Gescom crew consists of almost 20 people. Sean Booth calls it an 'umbrella-project'."
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ONLY 3 Gescom - Minidisc album art Gescom Minidisc (Album) OR ONLY 3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SKA028.2 Gescom - A1-D1 album art Gescom A1-D1 (Album) Skam SKA028.2 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SKA002 Gescom - Gescom E.P. album art Gescom Gescom E.P. (EP) Skam SKA002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SKA03 Gescom - C & D album art Gescom C & D (EP) Skam SKA03 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CLR408 Gescom - The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used album art Gescom The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used (EP) Clear CLR408 UK 1995 Sell This Version
1243 Gescom - Motor album art Gescom Motor Source Records (2) 1243 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
WAP 88 Gescom - Keynell / Keynell album art Autechre, Gescom Autechre, Gescom - Keynell / Keynell Warp Records WAP 88 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SKA007 Gescom - Key Nell album art Gescom Key Nell Skam SKA007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ska010 that Gescom - That album art Gescom That(12") Skam ska010 that UK 1998 Sell This Version
Fat 009 Gescom - Split Series #2 album art Ad Vanz Vs Gescom / Foehn Ad Vanz Vs Gescom / Foehn - Split Series #2(12", Num) FatCat Records Fat 009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ska010 this Gescom - This album art Gescom This(12") Skam ska010 this UK 1998 Sell This Version
ska 20 Gescom - ISS:SA album art Gescom ISS:SA (EP) Skam ska 20 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SKULL 5 Gescom - Skull Snap EP album art Gescom Skull Snap EP(12", EP) Skullsnap Records SKULL 5 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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moire

moire

April 30, 2004
The people behind Gescom continue to be a mystery, with the exceptions of Gescom EPs 1 and 2, where the "conspirator" names are listed. I doubt they want us to know, and I doubt they want us to care, but that's not going to stop me from wondering. I'm hesitant to believe that *everything* post-Gescom EPs 1 and 2 is Booth/Brown. I'm not so sure they're behind ISS:SA, at least not fully... just doesn't sound it to me.

Anyway, regardless, there's been a lot of good stuff released under Gescom, especially Keynell and the Keynell remixes (essential). I've heard people call Gescom Autechre's "electro" outfit, which isn't true at all. All the Gescom releases are pretty unique; people who say they're electro probably just heard Sound of Machines, which is very electro. The rest isn't.

And in response to the above post: my guess is that the track you heard is "megamix," the last track off the ISS:SA CD (exclusive to the CD, not on vinyl). Maybe not, though...

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