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

WARPCD51 Gescom - Radio Mix album art Autechre Nonexistent (Keyed In By Gescom) Autechre - Radio Mix(CD, Mixed, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD51 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Gescom - Unauthorized EP album art Push Button Objects Non-Existant (Keyed In By Gescom) Push Button Objects - Unauthorized EP (EP) Chocolate Industries US 1998 Sell This Version
RSP S.04 Gescom - Hekla's Selection album art Various Non Existant (Keyed In By Gescom) Various - Hekla's Selection(CDr, Mixed, Unofficial) Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge RSP S.04 US 1998 Sell This Version
ska010 that Gescom - That album art Gescom Chunge (Rmxd By Gescom) Gescom - That(12") Skam ska010 that UK 1998 Sell This Version
Gescom - MASK 500 album art Various Boogie Down Bronx Various - MASK 500 Skam UK 1999 Sell This Version
CHLT015CD Gescom - Rapid Transit - A Chocolate Industries Compilation album art Various Non Existant (Gescom Mix) Various - Rapid Transit - A Chocolate Industries Compilation(CD, Comp) Chocolate Industries CHLT015CD US 2000 Sell This Version
MEGO 024, mego 024 Gescom - [R·] Iso | Chall album art Hecker ITISO161/AE Hecker - [R·] Iso | Chall(CD, Comp) Mego, Mego MEGO 024, mego 024 Austria 2000 Sell This Version
none Gescom - Autechre (2): 1994-1999 album art Autechre & Gescom Chunge (Gescom Remix) Autechre & Gescom - Autechre (2): 1994-1999(CD-ROM, Unofficial) Домашняя Коллекция, Навигатор none Russia 2001 Sell This Version
SKA017 Gescom - Phonok (Remixes) album art Passarani* Phonok (Vacuum Party Mix) Passarani* - Phonok (Remixes)(12") Skam SKA017 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CSP030 Gescom - The Cornerstone Player 030 album art Various Nonexistent - Keyed In By Gescom Various - The Cornerstone Player 030(CD, Comp, Promo + CD, Comp, Enh, Mixed, Promo) Cornerstone Promotion CSP030 US 2002 Sell This Version
MetDISCO Various Non-Existant (Keyed In By Gescom) and 1 more… Various - Marcia Blaine School For Girls - School Disco Volume 1(CDr, Mixed) Metal-On-Metal MetDISCO UK 2002 Sell This Version
ASR0606LMX Gescom - Ambient Journey Into IDM & Glitchy Breaks Mix album art Topher Non-Existant (Keyed In By Gescom) Topher - Ambient Journey Into IDM & Glitchy Breaks Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Aries Slant Recordings ASR0606LMX France 2006
Gescom - Eddy Fresh album art Kid Acne Eddy Fresh (Gescom Remix) and 1 more… Kid Acne - Eddy Fresh (Single, EP) Lex Records, EMI UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Gescom - Lexample Red album art Various Eddy Fresh (Gescom Remix) Various - Lexample Red(CD, Promo, Smplr) Lex Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Gescom - Gamut album art The Incredible Superstring Band Non-Existant (Keyed In By Gescom) The Incredible Superstring Band - Gamut(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Not On Label (The Incredible Superstring Band) none US 2008
16 Gescom - Isolatedmix 16 album art Kettel Non-Existant (Keyed In By Gescom) Kettel - Isolatedmix 16(File, MP3, Mixed, VBR) A Strangely Isolated Place 16 UK 2011
none Gescom - Tamber - Eliminating Conformity album art Various Non Existent (Gescom Remix) Various - Tamber - Eliminating Conformity(CDr, Ltd) Etihad Records none Puerto Rico Unknown Sell This Version
none Gescom - South Yorks Vol. 2 album art Kid Acne & Slick Dixxx Eddy Fresh (Gescom Dub) Kid Acne & Slick Dixxx - South Yorks Vol. 2(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Lex Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version


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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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