David Jackman

Fiery Holes

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A stridently independent artist, David Jackman's work sat on the fringes of the avant-garde and industrial movements between the mid-'70s and late '90s, and the British artist made his mark on these genres as the leader of Organum. The group produced a series of stunning post-industrial albums in the '90s that worked with droning string instruments and electronics that recalled Deep Listening Band, Main, and Nurse With Wound. His solo material maintains some of the improvisation methods of Organum, though he is working with field recording collage more on this solo CD. Working almost like an audio photographer, very spare percussive musical events are mixed and juxtaposed with harsh extreme noise elements and tranquil location recordings. Woven into three pieces, this music touches on musique-concrete, noise, and improvisation, but in truth it is distinguished in it's unique approach to sound art. No term could be more fitting.