DescriptionSpecific ideas require specific labels. Jan Jelinek releases a new album on the Stefan Betke/Pole-label ~scape and we welcome a new concept: "loop-finding-jazz-records". Jan Jelinek? You know, the production link no 1 between snd and Blaze, the human sound poetry generator any computer, be it Amiga or the Mac Cube, would be honoured to work with. Since 98 four eps have appeared on Klang Elektronik (as Farben) while Source Records released a Gramm album.
As introduced by his contribution to the "staedtizism" sampler and the Jan Jelinek-ep on ~scape, "loop-finding-jazz-records" explores all possible variants of the unique Jelinek/~scape production concept. With the aid of his sampler Jelinek has developed an exclusive music discovery approach, building on three central themes: jazz,the loop finding modulation wheel and Moiré. Jazz sequences from the 60s and 70s are cut up into second-long loops, shifted by the wheel of the sampler and combined into spacial arrangements with maximum depth of field, re-creating the notorious Moiré-effect, this ground-breaking painting technique of creating three dimensional space in a plane without the classic tools of perspective. When Vasarély slightly tilted a few lines in a square grid it seems to flicker three-dimensionally. Similarily, when Jelinek uses his modulation wheel to twist linear loops, sounds dance into zero gravity. It´s just a little twist for Jelinek´s index finger and a large step for the grammar of crackle poetry. Should anyone enquire after the lyrical scope of clicks and cuts and glitches, "loop-finding-jazz-records" will overwhelm them like Jerichos trumpets. The more gentle, the more insistent. And the initial concept will be forgotten amongst excited listening surprise.