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

Gescom - Gescom E.P. album art Gescom Gescom E.P. (EP) Skam UK 1994 Sell This Version
Gescom - The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used album art Gescom The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used (EP) Clear UK 1995 Sell This Version
Gescom - C & D album art Gescom C & D (EP) Skam UK 1995 Sell This Version
Gescom - Keynell / Keynell album art Autechre, Gescom Autechre, Gescom - Keynell / Keynell Warp Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Gescom - Key Nell album art Gescom Key Nell Skam UK 1996 Sell This Version
1243 Gescom - Motor album art Gescom Motor(12") Source Records (2) 1243 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ska010 that Gescom - That album art Gescom That(12") Skam ska010 that UK 1998 Sell This Version
12FAT009 Gescom - Split Series #2 album art Ad Vanz Vs Gescom / Foehn Ad Vanz Vs Gescom / Foehn - Split Series #2(12", Num) FatCat Records 12FAT009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ska010 this Gescom - This album art Gescom This(12") Skam ska010 this UK 1998 Sell This Version
Gescom - ISS:SA album art Gescom ISS:SA (EP) Skam 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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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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