[Jandek] Are Jandek's product quality stds dropping, or is he just becoming 'commerical'!!

CJ Marsicano sempai at cjmarsicano.com
Sun Oct 2 22:15:56 PDT 2005

Having checked the matrix numbers of my own box set, I only got one 
Canadian pressing (Glad To Get Away)... everything else seems to have 
been pressed at Houston Records, the same place that pressed his albums 
for years... so Corwood's basis for this may be nothing more than being 
able to get CDs pressed in town rather than out of the country like he 
initially had to do.

On Oct 2, 2005, at 5:33 AM, Yuval Legendtofski wrote:

> Just to add to my posts about 'remastering' and what-not. Personally 
> I'm anal and *like* the inherent shittiness or lo-finess or 
> 'otherworldliness' of the sound, but hey, he's the artists and he can 
> do whatever he wants. And if he's using ProTools to make a still 
> totally damaged and gnarled sound, well thats just as good as if he 
> used a tape recorder or 4-track or whatever - his stuff is still pure 
> and authentic and totally offensive to about 99.97% of ears in the 
> universe.
>  HOWEVER, since I got the 'boxset' I've noticed the pacakging has 
> become cheaper and shittier - not that it was ever so shmicko to begin 
> with, and hey, the guy pays for it all himself and it's not like he's 
> Eisturzende Neubaten or Sonic Youth with their 'boutique' releases and 
> large cult audiences...
>  It seems all the discs are pressed in a new plant (compared to the 
> Candian plant that did the early/mid-90s CD release)s on the cheapest 
> crappiest plastic cases with the cheapest most non-descript font CD 
> disc artwork and the info card is flimy as. Sure the bloke isn't 
> mainstream, has a very small and obscuranist fanbase, but I have a 
> feeling he's doing alot better that the 12 LPs or CD's and hundreds of 
> giveaways he useta do. Heck, he's even going into SECOND prints these 
> days!  More power to him I say, since every 
> neo-folk/blues/country/acidfolk/Arthur endorsed lo-fi 'indie' band 
> since 1990 have made careers that have helped them tour the world, by 
> houses and fucked  Calvin Kilne models as a result of the man's 
> groundbreaking, ouvre!
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