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'."

Gescom Discography Tracks

ASH 1.8CD² Gescom - Mesmer Variations album art Various Tony LeMesmer Various - Mesmer Variations(2xCD, Comp) Ash International ASH 1.8CD² UK 1995 Sell This Version
GR-05 Gescom - Groove Techno (From Acid To Ambient) album art Various Snorkel Various - Groove Techno (From Acid To Ambient)(CD, Comp) Thousand Records, Senshukai GR-05 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Gescom - It's All Becoming... album art Various Gosheep Various - It's All Becoming... (Comp) Clear UK 1996 Sell This Version
Gescom - The Future Sound Of Jazz Vol. 3 album art Various Keynel 1 Various - The Future Sound Of Jazz Vol. 3 (Comp) Compost Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Wi007 Gescom - Alt. Frequencies album art Various Skfl2 Various - Alt. Frequencies(CD, Comp) Worm Interface Wi007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GC017 Gescom - Mind The Gap Volume 11 album art Various Skfl2 Various - Mind The Gap Volume 11(CD, Comp) Gonzo Circus GC017 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
Gescom - Invisible Soundtracks [Macro 1] album art Various Bronchusix Various - Invisible Soundtracks [Macro 1] (Album, Comp) Leaf UK 1997 Sell This Version
Gescom - Skampler album art Various Stoop and 2 more… Various - Skampler (Comp) Skam US 1997 Sell This Version
Gescom - 0161 album art Various Peel Xyzdub and 1 more… Various - 0161 (Comp) Skam, V/Vm Test Records, Public (2) UK 1997 Sell This Version
Gescom - Alternative Frequencies 3 album art Various Leritue (Gibber Mix) Various - Alternative Frequencies 3 (Comp) Worm Interface UK 1998 Sell This Version
SR9894 Gescom - So Far album art Various Mag Ae (Remix) Various - So Far(CD, Comp, Smplr) Silent SR9894 US 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-5311 Gescom - Clear Presents Twisted Love Songs album art Various Go Sheep Various - Clear Presents Twisted Love Songs(CD, Comp, Ltd) Clear, P-Vine Records PCD-5311 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Gescom - Split Series 1-8 album art Various Viral Various - Split Series 1-8 (Comp) FatCat Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Gescom - The State Of E:Motion Vol. 7 album art Various Viral Various - The State Of E:Motion Vol. 7 (Comp) E:Motion Germany 1999 Sell This Version
ARS 00 Gescom - Prix Ars Electronica CyberArts 2000 album art Various Is We Various - Prix Ars Electronica CyberArts 2000(2xCD, Comp) Ars Electronica Center ARS 00 Austria 2000 Sell This Version
mixtape002 Gescom - Service Minded album art Various Untitled Various - Service Minded(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Fat Bankroll mixtape002 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
CHARRM28 Gescom - Absolute Zero album art Various Around Absolute Zero Various - Absolute Zero(CD, Comp) Charrm CHARRM28 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Gescom - All Tomorrow's Parties 3.0 - Autechre Curated album art Various Mag (Ae Remix) Various - All Tomorrow's Parties 3.0 - Autechre Curated (Album, Comp) ATP Recordings, ATP Recordings Europe 2003 Sell This Version
JUST 13 Gescom - OR MD comp. album art Various YXJ440M and 1 more… Various - OR MD comp.(CD, Album, Comp) OR JUST 13 UK 2003 Sell This Version
bundle_166 Gescom - 14 Tracks: Thanet To Jodrell Bank album art Various Sciew Spoc Various - 14 Tracks: Thanet To Jodrell Bank(14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Boomkat bundle_166 2011
bundle_210 Gescom - 14 Tracks: FatCat Split Series album art Various Viral Various - 14 Tracks: FatCat Split Series(14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Boomkat bundle_210 2012


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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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