Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Jandek - "The Myth Of The Blue Icicles" (Corwood 0790) 2008

Jandek makes another return to his traditional heartland of twisted solo acoustic guitar accompanying vocals that swing from what seem to be very personal, diary-like narratives to image-laden, death dream prose.All the classical Jandek marks are present: the tangled acoustic guitar that manages to clash with itself; the deep, cat-scratchy vocals that sound like they were only achieved after a lifetime of swallowing glass and drinking his own urine; and the lyrics that are part-confessional, part-sixth form poetry, and part-one-half of a conversation that we were never meant to hear. "The Myth of Blue Icicles" is one of his finest piece of writing and improvisational poetry, with acoustic guitars that shift from cacophony to blues-influenced playing throughout. The lyrical content of this album is phenomenal, dark and considered; psychedelic, vivid and improvised all at once. The personal nature of much of this writing will endear the album to the majority of Corwood listeners, who thrive on the raw,uncut and untouched emotion of these releases.
Is he the perfect pop star?


1 Too Course 7:30
2 Blue Icicles 9:45
3 The Daze 14:29
4 There’s No Door 5:11

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Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this fabulous series of Jandek posts!

I had a problem with track 3 being corrupted on this Blue Icicles file - any chance of a re-up?

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem with track 3

Jonny Zchivago said...

Bloody 'ell! I'll look into it.

beautifulnoise said...

Thanks for this long Jandek horrortrip! I can confirm, that track 3 is corrupted. Could you please repair? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias, Senor Zchivago!

Anonymous said...

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hello, thanks to Mr/ms Ratordog,we now have all the icicles files.Saving me all the effort.This I like.