Jim O'Rourke's masterful abstract contribution to the MMXX series.
This record is part of the MMXX Series. In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 experimental/electronic artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Each record is limited to 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each 12" is housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, coming with a print of the artist artwork.
Musician, composer, improviser and producer, Jim O'Rourke (born in 1969 in Chicago, lives and works in Tokyo) is an essential figure of the American independent rock
and post-rock scene (his solo records released on Drag City or in groups with Gastr Del Sol and Sonic Youth
have all become classics of the 1990s and 2000s) as well as experimental and electroacoustic music. His collaborations are countless: Illusion Of Safety, Christoph Heemann, David Grubbs
, Loren Connors
, Wilco, Henry Kaiser, K.K. Null, Günter Müller, Voice Crack, Evan Parker
, Phill Niblock
, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Conrad
, Faust, Space Streakings, Loose Fur, Fennesz, Diskaholics Anonymous Trio, Carlos Giffoni, Keiji Haino
, Masami Akita
, Masaya Nakahara, Takehisa Kosugi, Fire!, Akira Sakata, Oren Ambarchi
, Stephen O'Malley
, Kassel Jaeger
, Anthony Burr