eMEGO 050 / Jim O'Rourke
I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and a 1,2,3,4
- 1.1. i’m happy (11:13)
- 1.2. and i’m singing (8:12)
- 1.3. and a 1, 2, 3, 4 (21:19)
- 2.1. let's take it again from the top (4:09)
- 2.2. getting the vapors (39:02)
- 2.3. he who laughs (17:57)
Total Time: 01:43:53
Recorded 1997-1999 in NY, Osaka, Tokyo, Toronto and Malmö
Originally released on Mego in 2001
Of course, Jim O’Rourke needs no introduction being well known as a performer, producer and all round top chap, as well membership of various pop and rock combos for more than two decades.
‘Im Happy, and I’m Singing, and a 1, 2, 3, 4’ was called by many common folk Jim’s laptop record or his powerbook album. We prefer the simple term computer when referring to the instrument used for the creation of this milestone album.
Equal parts - schizoid pop, cracked minimalism, concrete drama and melancholic contemplation. It strikes us as a highly personal release. Given the nature of this warm beast, it seems likely to appeal across the board - electronic nuts, indie rock kids and yes, even the good folk of the established experimental world may take pleasure in the delicate nuances of Jim's hard drive.
This reissue is long overdue (the album being out of print for 5 years), and comes with a bonus disc featuring unreleased material from same period sourced from Jim’s vast archive, as well as new artwork.
File under 'handsome'
This album will not be available as a download.