[Jandek] What else is out there?

Limbless Records limblessrecords at hotmail.com
Wed May 24 23:03:42 PDT 2006


Personally speaking, Jandek is not the most difficult of the difficult 
listening that I own.

I would say Harsh Noise or Sound Collage, or any 'noise music' in general 
really, might be offputting to many Jandek fans. As it has even less of a 
reference point with 'real music'.... Stuff like Masonna, Merzbow, Skin 
Crime, The Haters, Panicsville, AMK, Emil Beaulieau, Whitehouse, etc 
etc.....

Although since noise fans are so already immersed in difficult listening, 
many are also Jandek fans.

As an avid Residents fan, I think the album 'The Big Bubble' is more 
difficult than any Jandek recording I've heard. But on the other hand, most 
Residents albums are quite musical in their own skewed way.


>From: Jonathan Ruhe <ruhetang at yahoo.com>
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: [Jandek] What else is out there?
>Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 16:03:25 -0700 (PDT)
>
>Right. If everyoneís done hollering at each other over how we should 
>address our hero, Iíve got a good, stimulating, non-whiny discussion topic 
>for you listers.
>
>   By the standards of most reasonable people, Jandek might just be the 
>weirdest music ever. But we are Jandek fans, and do not have the standards 
>of reasonable people. So my question to you is this: As people who find 
>Jandek listenable and even enjoyable, do you find that there is still music 
>out there thatís too weird for even your tastes?
>
>   For my own part, I still consider my Jandek recordings to be the most 
>bizarre music in my collection, which is why Iím posing this question, to 
>find fresh challenges for my ears.
>
>   Jandek to me sounds like a musical expression of autism - alienated, 
>repetitive, cataclysmically self-absorbed. Has the possibility that 
>Jandek's got Asperger's syndrome or something been bandied about this list 
>yet?
>
>   -Johnny Depositor
>
>
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