Gescom ‎– Gescom E.P.

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Dan One 7:15
Five 10:06
Cicada 8:20
Sciew Spoc 10:25

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKA002 Gescom Gescom E.P.(12", EP) Skam SKA002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SKA002 Gescom Gescom E.P.(12", EP, RP) Skam SKA002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SKA002 Gescom Gescom EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Skam SKA002 UK 2009
SKA 002 Gescom Gescom EP(4xFile, ALAC, EP, RE) Skam SKA 002 UK 2017

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Matureyoungteam

Matureyoungteam

June 21, 2020
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002
My meanderings through the never ending British electronic music led me here. .
Bottin1995

Bottin1995

April 26, 2020
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002
Five should have been the secret song that played on Five from Black Ops.
Bottin1995

Bottin1995

April 26, 2020
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002
I wonder if Scrapyard from TimeSpitters 2 took inspiration from Dan One?
Andrewsawyer

Andrewsawyer

December 10, 2017
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002
I believe I have a copy of a 12" single of this track as its a W/lbl no name a black plain sleeve but has engraved the words SKA 002-A and elsewhere on it has ---jts--- can you help me with this??
phonoforumdotcom

phonoforumdotcom

April 4, 2012
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002
I dunno how much collaboration took place on this EP, but Dan One & Cicada pretty clearly sound like Autechre productions. Five & Sciew Spoc pretty clearly sound like Bola productions.
S13

S13

September 27, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002
Gescom is a musical platform (group) which releases broken electronic music productions from 1994. These productions are created by distinct artists associations made from Andy Maddocks, Darrell Fitton, Mike Williamson, Rob Brown, Rob Hall, Russell Haswell and Sean Booth inter-collaboration.

“Gescom E.P.” was released in 1994 in the “Skam” record company. It is composed of four works that was created using analog hardware.

“Dan One” is the most rhythmical work in this release. It is distinguished for industrial type percussion with noise on it. Sulky monotony that is mixed with sharp sounds of synthesizers forces to imagine abandoned factories and to feel its aura. Next gig named “Five” is work that analyzes new spaces. Ambient is crossing stratosphere with delaying sounds and hypnotic echo snares. Its a technical work where every sound is blowing in different trajectories but in the end they compound entirety. That is the beauty of this music. “Cicade” is the most calm work from all. Light atmospheres are mixed with high strings of monotonic melody that evokes dreamy imaginations. Smooth drums are pulsating slowly while they become a part of broken rhythms which are decorating every glitch differently. And all this is made in the frame of beat. The last track is “Sciew Spoc”. The basics of this work are rising massive atmospheres, light melodies of synthesizers and low rate percussion. The feeling of space exploration is made by subtle incorporation of Space Station recordings in the shifting whole.

“Gascom E.P.” is high edition which will bring you to the golden times of IDM that will never be forgotten.
steady-j

steady-j

August 16, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002

Here's a re-edit of review I wrote for the IDM list after purchasing this record at the time of release.

Track 1, "Dan One" is the sound of a robot invasion. Equipped with malfunctioning modems and dentist drills, and assorted other hi- and lo-tech equipment, they march relentlessly across the barren landscape.

2. "Five". Named after its time signature, this beautiful track is an example of Autechres attempts to engage and confuse their audience with extraordinary rhythms. Although lacking any real melody, and having little in the way of structure (in common with many Autechre tracks) this track is a great success. The weird effects employed at the end provide a fittingly strange conclusion.

Track 3 "Cicada" sounds like it could have dropped straight off WARP's Artificial Intelligence 2. Strange bursts of quiet white noise, and some harmonised vocal-type tones combine with a gentle bumpy beat to create a wonderful calming hypnotic effect. But something dark is happening too - an undercurrent of backward bass-tones and weird clonks and drones. The crazy bleeping outro breaks the mood in a rather incongrous manner, I think the track might be better without it.

Finally, "Sciew Spoc" is an almost crazy jumble of filmic effects, electronic zaps, echoes of dub, and muted voices. Maddeningly complex in places, simply beautiful in others, and utterly compelling

Still stunning after more than 10 years.
awillhoite

awillhoite

October 23, 2004
edited over 17 years ago
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002

DO NOT listen to anyone that tells you that this release is Electro or tells you Gescom is Autechre’s Electro outfit, THEY AREN’T! In the first place Gescom, up until Keynell, wasn’t just Sean Booth and Rob Brown (Autechre), there were many other contributors. Even with Keynell and their releases after it, it can’t be sure that just the boys from Autechre are behind them. Over time I’ve seen this release and other Gescom releases labeled incorrectly with Electro and they’re far from it. Actually EP 1 is some of the most Ambient music SKAM has ever released.
awillhoite

awillhoite

September 25, 2004
edited over 17 years ago
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002

When looking at the contributors (or conspirators as SKAM calls them) you can only imagine what this record is going to sound like. Mixing Darrel Fitton’s (Bola) extremely melodic sound with Rob Brown and Sean Booth’s abstractness its sheer beauty (I don’t mention the other’s because there career’s aren’t as well known). Just amazing. This is one of SKAM’s finest releases to date rivaling Boards Of Canada’s Hi Scores and Gescom’s later release Keynell. Sciew Spoc is definitely my favorite track, it includes the usual vocal samples that just adds the to overall greatness of the track. Truly a classic.

September 18, 2003
referencing Gescom E.P., 12", EP, SKA002
One of the best records on SKAM in my ears, all the tracks are good not one bad one. cicada is just amazing.