For Lee Jackson in Space

Zgodnie z zapowiedziami – od dzisiaj dostępny jest już absolutnie niezwykły album: 94 wykonawców, blisko 10 godzin muzyki, pamięć o Lee Jacksonie, który odszedł przed kilkoma miesiącami. Oto pełna informacja prasowa:

NINETY-FOUR BANDS AND MUSICIANS CONTRIBUTE
TO THE DIGITAL TRIBUTE CHARITY ALBUM

FOR LEE JACKSON IN SPACE;

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, MV/EE,

HUSH ARBORS, WINDY AND CARL, WOODEN WAND AND MARISSA NADLER

June 4, 2012 — Today marks the release of For Lee Jackson in Space, a nearly twelve-hour charity collection released via Bandcamp for streaming and downloading at http://forleejacksoninspace.bandcamp.com/  Featuring ninety-four bands and musicians, with approaches ranging from the mystic folk of Stone Breath and Sharron Kraus, the psych-pop of the Green Pajamas and the exploratory art-rock of Volcano the Bear and the Magic Carpathians Project to the avant-garde metal of Locrian and the improvisational inspirations of Helena Espvall, Roy Montgomery and Pelt, it pays tribute to Texan writer and cultural enthusiast Lee Jackson, famed for his co-creation of the noted Broken Face fanzine with Swedish writer Mats Gustafsson.

After Jackson’s tragic passing earlier this year due to the effects of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease), friends and associates rapidly conceived of a tribute album to celebrate his life and work, resulting in a nearly twelve hour long collection of songs, nearly all of which are completely new or otherwise unreleased. All profits will go to the ALS Association, Texas Chapter at the request of his family.
“Lee and myself created [The Broken Face] together, that lasted for almost seven years,” says Gustafsson in his introductory liner notes. “I am proud to have published something unique together with a deeply-response, righteously earned friend. I was proud to have him as a friend, and I thought of him as much more than a casual friend. Simply knowing him, in addition to creating with him, somehow made me feel fulfilled.”

“I can’t even remember when I first started communication with Lee Jackson,” remembers Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance. “It seems he was always there, giving encouragement and getting stoked on music. His excitement about art was contagious, which made him the perfect person to write about music. Lee seemed to be lacking that sort of cynical view that seems to infest a lot of the music world. Whenever I would see an email from him in my inbox I knew it was going to be a happy letter, one of inspiration and a positive view. I’m going to miss those chats about music and Lee’s encouragement, which he was never shy about handing out.”

Matt Valentine of MV/EE recalls: “Lee was a presence who seemed to grasp what we were all about without having to rely on anything but spirit and ears. It was his appreciation of the music that made me totally realize he is an oasis for musicians of all sorts and sounds. What i remember most is something he proposed after a particularly wild gig down in Dallas. The venue didn’t seem to be a “usual” gathering place for psychedelic music fans, but somewhere between the podium of where Lee was at and my amp we located some sorta sound that went beyond. I’ll never forget coming off the stage, or selling merch right from the stage at that one, hearing Lee blast outward with some verbiage like, “Whoah brother you went all PSF on my ass!” It was a prominent riff of wide open speech as sonic appreciation and “getting it” as I have ever witnessed in response to being grateful for the music.”

Cover art for For Lee Jackson in Space is courtesy of Nevada Hill, artist and member of Zanzibar Snails, yet another of the bands giving a little back in Jackson’s memory.  The liner notes for the collection include pieces by Gustafsson and the other two album compilers, Travis Johnson and Ned Raggett, Jackson’s sister Layne, ALS Texas representative Elizabeth Macasadia and a complete listing of all bands and tracks, with liner notes from Jackson himself, taken from his descriptions of participating acts from earlier appearances or releases.

For Lee Jackson in Space is available for downloading with contributions of $30 or higher.  Discussion and further updates can be found at the appropriate Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/323110634410498/ — on Twitter, look for the #forleejackson tag.

For further information please contact Ned Raggett at ned@kuci.org

Final tracklisting follows:

Abunai! — Time of the Funk-Lords (Flash Forward)

Primordial Undermind — I Am Afraid of You (live)

Tadpoles — Jaded Jean (LJ Mix)

Stone Breath — Dark Veils Part

Photon Band — Unfinished Sky: Electricity, Heat, and Rain

Melodien — Untitled

SubArachnoid Space — Sounds and Memories Remain

Øyvind Holm — When She’s Sleeping

Nick Bensen and Too Many Guitars — Stone Circle

Linus Pauling Quartet — Elven Queen

Anvil Salute — Technosis Externality Clusterfuck

Locrian — Galleria Malaise

Theo Angell — Take Your Hand Off The Tree

Arborea — Stardust

Marianne Nowottny — Where You Are

Kitchen Cynics — Me, Jack & Lee & the ghost of Skip James

Six Organs of Admittance — Which Way To Townes?

Tandem Bridges — Some Mornings

Three Minute Tease — These Alien Angels (Extended in Space)

Volcano The Bear — Tremondo

Marissa Nadler — The Breaking

Ade Shaw & Rustic Rod Goodway — Chakra Blue

The Magic Carpathians Project — In the Air We’ll Be Reborn

Sharron Kraus — Night Clouds

Matthew de Gennaro — Lee’s Dream

Electroscope — The Aye-Aye

Julia Vorontsova — Love

Matt McDowell — Rays in the Dust (For Lee)

Alchemysts — Glass Cars

Xenis Emputae Travelling Band — Night’s Black Bird (after John Dowland)

Mike Tamburo — lunar suite (for lee jackson) a. tantric sky memorial b. all but forgotten c. over a calm bed of prepared drone

Tara Burke, Helena Espvall, Alec Redfearn and Sharron Kraus — Seal Woman’s Lament

The Weird Weeds — Untitled

Nmperign & Jason Lescalleet — Noble One(s)

Ray Off — Go Up, Pup

Axemen — No, Not Him (Jackson mix)

Valerio Cosi — One For Lee

Doleful Lions — Combat Shock (It’s Only A Matter Of Time)

Kable — Be Next

The Dire Wolves Absolutely Perfect Brothers Band — Creator Dub

Kohoutek — Slugger

Insect Factory — Reversed in Your Mind

Raising Holy Sparks with the Sacred Harp Singers of Cork — Sacred Harp 282 (I’m Going Home)

Remora — An Unwelcome Room

Peter Wright — All The Sky In Flames

Roy Montgomery — Christchurch in the time of Tony Peake

Evening Fires — Nailing Smoke to the Wall

Gate — Whetu

Windy & Carl — the little voice that echoes in my head

Superbugger  — Dream

Helena Espvall — Passage (For Lee)

Tom Greenwood — Willow Spring (Live in LA)

The Roswell Incident — Ventricular

Exterminating Angels — Opening

ST 37 — German Verman

Pete Fosco — Zilpo Forest Blues

Norman Neubauer — I’m done sharing things I guess

Quixod — The Sounds of Trains at Night

The Lost Domain — Restless Blues

Charlatan — Gateway

Emperor Ringworm — Lee

Brendan Quinn and Mark Bennett — Concerning The Isle Of Ptyx

when the word was (((sound))) — Sungazer

Seht — For the dead ones in space (Lee Jackson’s half-life of chromium dioxide edit)
Zelienople — Laundry

Charalambides — Joy Shapes for Lee

Raglani — Outer Rim Territories

Feature Films — Blue Tomorrows

The Green Pajamas — In The Sky

Thunderbolt Pagoda — The Reclamation

Lunar Discotheque — Secret Kraft

Kemialliset Ystävät — Muistan

Jouurney — Commit Your Way

Head of Wantastiquet — Anemones in a Blue Vase

Zanzibar Snails — A More Celestial Perception of the Absolute

Wooden Wand — Levees

The Renderers — Out of the Forest (live)

Derek Rogers — New Languages (For Lee Jackson)

Winslow — Purcell

Mass Ornament — You Eat in Greed

The Watchers — Live at the Phoenix Project

Hush Arbors — Berryman in the field

Akiyama / Corcoran / Kiefer / Leftridge  — The Infinite Tides

Sun Circle — Awaken

Dora Bleu — Tracing the Corner

The Spiral Joy Band — 13 moons of doom part 3 – red lunar serpent

MV & EE  with the Golden Road — Hammer > Jam

Tanakh — The Gardener

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma — The Placeless Place

Pelt — On the Divide

Plastic Crimewave — Butterfly and Moth

Vanessa Rossetto — Untitled (For Lee Jackson)

R. Keenan Lawler — Peacefully

The Azusa Plane — Armonia Aphanes Phaneros Kreisson

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