O'rourke, Jim / Steamroom 38
Album: Steamroom 38   Collection:General
Artist:O'rourke, Jim   Added:Nov 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-11-24 Pull Date: 2019-01-26 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 20 Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 27, 2019: On the Warpath
Winter And Winter And Winter
4. Jan 05, 2019: Narnia
Winter And Winter And Winter
2. Jan 16, 2019: Brownian Motion
Winter And Winter And Winter
5. Dec 28, 2018: Rivulets
Winter And Winter And Winter
3. Jan 16, 2019: Cafe Nakhil
Winter And Winter And Winter
6. Dec 11, 2018: Bloop and Quack
Winter And Winter And Winter

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2018-11-24
This is one 34:01 piece, composed from modular synths and field recordings. Cicadas and synths merge together as a low, oscillating hum. The result is mostly calm and restrained and pointillistic, a little staticky and noisy but strangely soothing, with some occasional rises in tension before an old antenna TV sound bridges to the next part of the composition. Peaceful, abstract but not stuffy. RIYL suburban white noise, subtle apocalypse film sound design. No words, no FCCs.

A note about Jim O’Rourke: there’s really no one like him. A serious experimental composer by his early twenties, Jim O’Rourke helped make Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and hugely influenced the way indie rock records sounded around 2000, joined Sonic Youth for a while, recorded a few brilliantly insane meta-pop records of his own, taught the School of Rock kids how to play their instruments, turned down a production request from the Rolling Stones, and rejected accidental stardom altogether and moved to Japan, where he lives now.

Track Listing
  1. Winter And Winter And Winter