80mm O!I!O (Part 1)
3" CD (E36)
Belgium £12 (including postage)
Europe £14 (including postage)
Rest of world £16 (including postage)
Second edition, 2009
F Mix 2 (WHCOI!IO)
Jkrlok-pts 1/5 (paratelic1)
Ceol String Alin9 (paratelic2)
AT3996T46466 (~Parasitic Version)
This was the first in a planned (but since cancelled) triptych of 3" CDs by Lee Gamble. Consisting of seven ‘virtual-hybrid models of spontaneous and ordered (non-essential goal) related celomund O!I!O’, these computer compositions are culled from live and studio recordings made between 1999 and 2006.
Out of print
His entertaining, eventful debut digitally reconstitutes existing recordings into seven brief electroacoustic compositions, which playfully bounce and jump–cut from shifting layers of sibilant frequencies to fractal pitch-mangling to busy, boinging barrages of all manner of random sound.
Nick Cane in The Wire
I must admit that, after almost 40 years of listening to sounds of every conceivable species, there are still records that leave
me at a loss for words. Enter Lee Gamble, author of ‘seven virtual- hybrid models of spontaneous and ordered (non essential goal) related Celomund O!I!O! computer audio compositions’ (of course, Lee, I trust you). Comprised of little more than 19 minutes — it’s a 3-inch, folks — there are more abrupt changes, sudden discharges, alien burps and ultra-short complex melodies here than in the zapped circuit of an electronic pinball machine. Fizzing white noise, extreme panning and continuously morphing timbres — which could have been conceived either by a mad scientist or
a deranged dentist — are featured in this (unfortunately) short briefing about the
best of what computer music has to offer nowadays. Could have been released only by Entr’acte, the only label whose record covers must be scissor-sliced to access the content. Incidentally, there’s still some-
one around talking about ‘seven notes’.
Massimo Ricci at Touching Extremes
Lee Gamble, Berlin, 2006
Photo by Mark Schreiber