I find Jim O’Rourke to be one of music’s more interesting characters. He really seems to be a jack of all trades if you look through his extensive discography, and his countless collaborations are astounding. I wonder how Jim O’Rourke’s mind works because he can produce a darkly funny folk record like Eureka, the most cinematic drone like The Long Night and then he can come around again with his unpredictable collaborations and you have no idea what the man and his conspirator will be coming up with next. If you’re not familiar with John Duncan, his background is in noise music and with Jim’s varied background, the two made something that’s befitting of being in a Hellraiser soundtrack. A fun fact: this recording is over twenty years old and just last year did Jim and John put the finishing touches on it for its release. Check out a preview of YEAH below via the Soundcloud player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

YEAH
Jim and I worked fast and furiously in Christoph Heemann's studio to record this, working in shifts, day and night, three days later had it all but finished -- then Jim said 'Let me do just a couple of tweaks, here and there' and I agreed. Twenty years later, we got together again to add those tweaks. I must say, I think it was worth the wait.

STAY ALIVE

Jim, Joe and Oren invited me to perform with them on my last night in Tokyo -- a serious honor -- until we were to start I had no idea what to do. Then it came: turn a message I'd been repeating to myself, a reminder, into a sort of chant. That turned into a desperate mantra, then a scream, that left me feeling possessed, draining my voice down to a whisper. Leaving the audience stunned.

- John Duncan

"YEAH" is available on a black vinyl LP, limited to 500 copies. Available from Cargo Records, Metamkine, A-Musik, etc...

Price $13.61

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