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GescomGescom E.P.

Label:Skam – SKA002
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Electro, Experimental, Ambient

Tracklist

A1Dan One7:15
A2Five10:06
B1Cicada8:20
B2Sciew Spoc10:25
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Notes

This is the first pressing. It was released in a white stamped record mailer and contains an insert stating "NO IÑFORMaTION aT THIS MOMEÑT IN TIME". The stickered braille on the back reads: "skam #02 gescom".

Second pressing has different text on insert sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): SKA - 02 A1 PAULS@PORKYS' MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): SKA - 02 B1 PAULS@PORKYS' MPO

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Gescom E.P. (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Repress)SkamSKA002UK1996
Gescom EP (4×File, FLAC, EP, Reissue)SkamSKA002UK2009
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Gescom EP (4×File, ALAC, EP, Reissue)SkamSKA 002UK2017

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  • Intrinsic_Monitor's avatar
    Like a CPU has been injected through my veins. Neat.
    • Matureyoungteam's avatar
      My meanderings through the never ending British electronic music led me here. .
      • Bottin1995's avatar
        Bottin1995
        Five should have been the secret song that played on Five from Black Ops.
        • Andrewsawyer's avatar
          Andrewsawyer
          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's avatar
            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's avatar
              S13
              Edited 12 years ago
              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's avatar
                steady-j
                Edited 17 years ago
                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's avatar
                  awillhoite
                  Edited 19 years ago
                  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's avatar
                    awillhoite
                    Edited 19 years ago
                    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.
                    • One of the best records on SKAM in my ears, all the tracks are good not one bad one. cicada is just amazing.

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