Published Jul 14, 2011Beloved experimental soundsmith Jim O'Rourke is at it again, having just announced his umpteenth release of the year. Back in the spring, the Japan-based artist revealed he would be starting up his Old News series of releases that mined the "analogue synth and tape works (both studio and live) from the depths of Jim O'Rourke's archive." Though volume five was issued just this past June, O'Rourke will be issuing volume six by the end of summer.
Old New No. 6, a double-LP set fixed with an August 30 release date on Editions Mego, is full of recently recorded material, spanning from 2009 to 2011. A press release explains that the this latest release splits up a new 70-minute-plus epic called "all that's cold is new again" over four sides of vinyl. The piece was recorded at the Steamroom in Tokyo.
Described as "an intense and rewarding listen rich in detail and of full of some classic O'Rourke hooks and turns," the no doubt sonically challenging work was originally commissioned by Christian Zanesi for GRM's Présences Électronique Festival in Paris.
As with volume five, the album will only be issued on vinyl. Sorry, digital age.
Old News No. 6:
1. "all that's cold is new again part 1"
2. "all that's cold is new again part 2"
3. "all that's cold is new again part 3"
4. "all that's cold is new again part 4"