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Gescom - ISS:SA MP3 FLAC

Gescom - ISS:SA MP3 FLAC
Glitch, Experimental
ska 20
FLAC size:
1125 mb
MP3 size:
1819 mb
WMA size:
2198 mb


1Tangle Ill7:49
4Slow Acid9:41


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SKA 020Gescom ISS:SA ‎(5xFile, ALAC, EP, RE)SkamSKA 020UK2017
ska20cdGescom ISS:SA ‎(CD, EP)Skamska20cdUK2003
SKA020Gescom ISS:SA ‎(5xFile, MP3, EP, RE, 320)SkamSKA020UKUnknown


  • Artwork [Uncredited]Michael England


Clear braille 'gescom' sticker on front of cover. Comes with 11"x11" double-sided glossy art insert by Michael England. Artwork insert is unique for both CD and 12" editions of this release.

℗ and © skam records


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): AE 46815/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): AE 46816/A


  • Manufactured By –
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Skam Records
  • Copyright (c) – Skam Records
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – AE 46815
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – AE 46816


  • Kendis
I got a version (12") with a cd sized art insert card by Michael England. don't know if it's luck or bad luck!?
  • Dishadel
I once went to a party that I suspect was held by the Skam guys in a boxing ring in ancotes, manchester... must've been the late nighties. Top night. Got mashup! Struggled to get home.
  • Marige
An interviewer once asked Sean Booth how much involvement he had in Gescom and he said that he made one of the records entirely on his own. The interviewer guessed that it was ISS:SA and Booth confirmed it. Can't for the life of me find the interview right now but if I do I'll post the details. Either way, Autechre performed three of the four tracks (ISS:SA, Tangle Ill and tr2a) at Coachella on October 10th 1999 and then performed tr2a (and Gescom's Boogie Down Bronx remix) at the Manchester Warp night on Novermer 5th 1999.
  • Hellstaff
So we'll never know who's behind Gestalt Communications (Gescom), so what? It's pretty obvious that Sean Booth and Rob Brown of Autechre have a hand at this. This 2003 EP only reveals the well respected label, Skam and its title, ISS:SA, and even the latter is slapped as a braille sticker. The release did however follow on the heels of Autechre's DRAFT 7.30 (released only a week later) so many fans pick up the glitchy destroyed patterns, doomed abstract chords, and unrecognized splattered percussion to be as an extension of the album. Unlike any other collective, Gescom continues to lead us into the dark alley of nightmarish pleasures. All the while you're protecting your valuables and trying to scratch your head and place that sound that you've heard before. C'mon brain! Reconstruct this puzzle into a four second jingle! There!!! No, gone again. Smack! The last track, titled Slow Acid is a favorite of mine. This needs to be turned up much louder to hear all the tiny little white noise melodies in the background, while the AE kick progresses forward in a steady beat, and the common acid-house chords are choked up beyond comprehension. Sub woofer required. The artwork contained in the sleeve of the record is a special bonus. Another testimony to why records can offer just a little bit MORE. The insert is a two sided glossy print featuring a digitally modified image of trumpet, or perhaps a polished motorcycle exhaust pipe, creating an astonishingly bizarre brass instrument, the likes of which could only belong to Booth and Brown. The CD version of the record has a bonus track, titled Megamix. This is a 15 minute Gescom concoction which was originally featured on BBC Radio One's show when they did a Skam Records label profile. Here, the metallic rhythms and bit-crushed patterns are continuously looped into tiny fragments. I can only speculate if all the pieces are from previous Gescom releases and if it was performed live by sliding the loop window over an area of some track(s). Only like Autechre.