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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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Gescom Discography Tracks

REEL 1 Gescom - Invisible Soundtracks Volume One album art Various Bronchusix Various - Invisible Soundtracks Volume One(12", EP) Leaf REEL 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Gescom - The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used album art Gescom Gescom - The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used (EP) Clear UK 1995 Sell This Version
WAP 88 Gescom - Keynell / Keynell album art Autechre, Gescom Autechre, Gescom - Keynell / Keynell(12") Warp Records WAP 88 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Gescom - Ilanga album art Mira Calix Mira Calix - Ilanga Warp Records, Warp Records 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
Gescom - Invisible Soundtracks [Macro 1] album art Various Bronchusix Various - Invisible Soundtracks [Macro 1] (Album, Comp) Leaf UK 1997 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
12FAT009 Gescom - Split Series #2 album art Ad Vanz Vs Gescom / Foehn Viral Ad Vanz Vs Gescom / Foehn - Split Series #2(12", Num) FatCat Records 12FAT009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Gescom - Rapid Transit - A Chocolate Industries Compilation album art Various Non Existant (Gescom Mix) Various - Rapid Transit - A Chocolate Industries Compilation (Comp) Chocolate Industries US 2000 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM191 Gescom - Rough Trade Shops - 25 Years album art Various Sciew Spoc Various - Rough Trade Shops - 25 Years(4xCD, Comp + Box) Mute CDSTUMM191 UK & Europe 2001 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 Canada 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

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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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