TO:26 | Philip Jeck – “Loopholes”


CD – 10 tracks


1. Casio
2. Anatomy
3. Louie’s Riddle
4. Ulster Autumn
5. PS One
6. Harry and Krishna
7. PS Two
8. The Christian Sink
9. The Frequent Pool
10. Incassum, Casio

On Loopholes, his impressive solo debut CD, Jeck uses tape loops and a cheap Casio keyboard to create a lo-tech jungle without the breakbeat – a collision of sources rendered unrecognisable through speed changes, short loop lengths and distortion. The progressive degeneration of material through successive re-recordings is celebrated in Jeck’s blissed out, textural aesthetic. For the Loopholes CD artwork, Touch label partner and graphic designer Jon Wozencroft creates a neat visual analogy to the music using photographs of VHS playbacks of images generated by camcordering TV pictures. The medium loops back on itself and enhances its own idiosyncratic qualities. “Its similar to the way I’m working with sound: just textures and landscapes. You’re not quite sure what they are and it doesn’t matter,” says Jeck. “I’m not brilliant at keeping time with tunes or whatever”…