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Gescom

Members of Gescom: Andy Maddocks, Darrell Fitton, Mike Williamson, Rob Brown (3), Rob Hall, Russell Haswell, Sean Booth
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/gescomskam, http://www.youtube.com/artist/Gescom

Discography of Gescom:

# Release title Total tracks Type of audio release Imprint date Label
1 Key Nell 4 Track list 1996-07-29 Skam
2 Keynell / Keynell 2 Track list 1996-11-25 Warp Records
3 Gescom E.P. 4 Track list 1994-12-00 Skam
4 C & D 2 Track list 1995-03-25 Skam
5 The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used 3 Track list 1995-08-00 Clear
6 Split Series #2 3 Track list 1998-12-00 FatCat Records
7 Motor 4 Track list 1994 Source Records (2)
8 That 4 Track list 1998 Skam
9 This 4 Track list 1998-00-00 Skam
10 Minidisc 88 Track list 1998 OR
11 Key Nell 4 Track list 2001 Skam
12 ISS:SA 5 Track list 2003-04-14 Skam
13 ISS:SA 4 Track list 2003 Skam
14 MiniDisc 88 Track list 2006-11-13 OR
15 Minidisc 88 Track list 2001 OR
16 Autechre (2): 1994-1999 159 Track list 2001
17 Gescom E.P. 4 Track list Skam
18 Keynell (AE Mixes) 2 Track list 2004 Warp Records
19 Gescom EP 4 Track list 2009-09-01 Skam
20 Skull Snap EP 5 Track list 2011-09-00 Skullsnap Records
21 The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used 3 Track list 2005-11-00 Clear

Beginning its activities in the early nineties, the shadowy Gescom collective has released material on Clear, Leaf, Chocolate Industries, SKAM, Warp, Worm Interface, and Source labels. Incorrectly perceived as simply an Autechre side-project, Gescom in fact exists as a platform for a number of aligned artists to work in various different combinations, whilst remaining otherwise-anonymous. Personnel in Gescom has varied from release to release and even track track. Releases have included 'Minidisc' in 1998 on the Or label, which was reportedly the first ever Minidisc-only release. This comprised of 45 tracks sliced into 88 portions, and encouraging the listener to loop and shuffle at will. Working members for the minidisc project were Russell Haswell, Sean Booth and Rob Brown. For its split series incarnation, Rob Brown was joined by SKAM DJ Rob Hall (aka Ad Vanz). Gescom continues to operate and shift its identities. Early Gescom is probably best described as friends of Booth/Brown with production help by Booth/Brown, aka Autechre. Apart from that, the actual personnel seems to vary from release to release or even from track to track. Quote from the Autechre FAQ: "Actually the whole Gescom crew consists of almost 20 people. Sean Booth calls it an 'umbrella-project'." But there are also a number of releases by a Gescom which is purely Booth/Brown. If it's on Skam they call themselves Gescom regardless of cooperation, it seems. Gescom is an abbreviation of "Gestalt Communications".




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