Wednesday 23 December 2020

Jandek ‎– "Berlin Sunday" (Corwood Industries ‎– CORWOOD 0834) 2020

Boy Oh Boy, you should hear this guy called Jandek! He can't play his guitar and has released hundreds of albums......bla bleh halb .....if you've never heard or haven't heard of Jandek/Sterling Smith by now, what rock have you been living under?
If you think No Wave was weird, then this appearence in front of Berlin's arty gliteratti at Der Haus der Kulturen der Welt, would be a very easy entry point into the murky ,wildly careering  orbit of planet Jandek."Outsider No-Wave"'s about that for a sparcely populated category then?
This one has Sheila Smith semi-improvising some surreal lyrics in front of a naturally disciplined German rhythm section,with Sterling on Arto Lindsey guitar,and a bit of keyboards;both played as if he had just met these instruments for the first time. I could play this CD to my neighbours and they probably wouldn't say "What The Fuck Is That?"....which is quite rare in the enormous canon of things Jandekian.


1 Kissing 5:44
2 Fit 5:03
3 She Can Be 8:28
4 It Is Good 7:27
5 He Do It Best 3:57
6 Not Here Seeking 5:57
7 Messy 3:34
8 Paint Department 5:32
9 Attic Apartment 4:38
10 Disequilibrium 11:05


Anonymous said...

bloody hell Jonny you turn your head for a minute and Jandek releases about ten albums!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Indeed, there are six new ones,all multi-disc ones too....all coming up for that Jandek Xmas you always sort of wanted.

Anonymous said...

that is awesome Jonny, thank you. I think there is Manhattan Saturday, Boston Friday, Montreal Sunday, Fort Worth Saturday, Grinnel Saturday, Amsterdam Saturday, Aarhus Sunday, and San Francisco Saturday, I think! Got to admire Jandek's productivity!

kevinesse said...

I recently ordered from corewood industries. cd's are $10, free shipping. merry xmas world

RabidRabbit said...

Can definitely recommend this one. The rhythm section does a good job and Sheila Smith just somehow fits perfectly in the Jandek universe. Long live the Rep:)!