Organum – Organum Electronics: Noughwhere CD



Die Stadt, Germany 2024

ORGANUM ELECTRONICS ‘Noughwhere’ is the third OE album for Die Stadt, and could almost be seen as a culmination of all previous OE albums in terms of denseness and intensity. Like with all these works it’s a return to the electronic sounds David Jackman already created at the very beginning of his ORGANUM project about 40 years ago. Similar sets of particular sound sources, arranged in a variety of permutations and combinations, and a variety of structures, to create a range of variations. They “offer an experience of instant immersion and sustained immediacy” as one reviewer observed listening to OE ‘Quietude’ (DS128) and OE ‘Darcknes’ (DS130) which were released end of 2023.

Recorded in 2023 and edited by Alan Jones at RMS Studios in South London, the CD comes in a 4-panel Digisleeve with graphic artwork by Jonathan Coleclough.

UK-based composer and visual artist David Jackman began his career in the late 1960s in the experimental group Scratch Orchestra, co-founded by Cornelius Cardew. He started recording solo work in the late 1970s, mostly on self-released cassettes in very small numbers. In the early 1980s he established his main project, Organum, which eventually evolved into a new version under the name ORGANUM ELECTRONICS in 2019. Since 2019 five albums were released by Japanese imprint Siren Records, followed by (so far) three albums on Die Stadt.

This is the third of seven albums which are scheduled for release on
Die Stadt until the end of 2024. Apart from several albums under the ORGANUM ELECTRONICS moniker these will also include works under David Jackman’s own name. A subscription to the complete series including an exclusive Bonus album is available directly from Die Stadt.


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