The experimental auteur's second release for his Faitiche imprint asks tough copyright questions.
Jan Jelinek will continue his distinctly experimental streak with the second release on his new Faitiche label with a copyright-questioning release from a group called The Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples, a name which roughly translates to Society for the Emancipation of Sampling.
The album, entitled Circulations, is reportedly composed of an audio collage that collects "random recordings of pop songs played through the PA of a fairground carousel." Marvin Gaye and Bruce Springsteen are just two of the artists that are namechecked in the press release, but you won't be hearing them specifically on the album. Instead, we're guessing you'll most likely find yourself among other warhorses of the public imagination in a slightly different form than you've heard them before (on record at least), full of the "ambient sounds of their specific point of origin."
In so doing, Jelinek asks the hypothetical question, "Are Marvin Gaye's publishers entitled to royalties because the recording of a merry-go-round conveys traces of 'Sexual Healing?'" In an age when copyright is still a hotly debated topic, it's a prescient release that no doubt aims to make you think, as much as it aims to please the ears.
01. Birds Of Heraklion
02. Orinoco, Bullerbü (Crossfade)
04. Laokoon Lagoon
05. Samplecredits (Manipulated)
06. Duell Der Kommentaristen
07. Hawaiian Machine Chant
09. Farbballet (In Dub)
11. Mount Zermatt
12. Incidental Music From Mombasa
13. Im Schilf
14. Hong Kong Cable Car
16. Taxi Schwitters
18. Zwischen Den Welten: Flötentöne
19. Schlaf (Vor Einführung Der Psychoanalyse)
20. Schlaf (Nach Einführung Der Psychoanalyse)
Faitiche will release The Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples' Circulations on June 9, 2009.