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Gastr Del Sol – 3 Albums & 2 EPs !!


Big thanks to majorbonobo blogspot and iraklis for this treasure trove!

We’ve loved the post-rock wonder of this collaboration across their short five year life.

http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~jnn/gifs/dg.jpgThe main retrobates responsible for this music were, of course, the post-rock legends David Grubbs and Jim O’Rourke. Between 1993 and 1998 they put out seven records ranging in genre from post-rock (the scene they were most associated with) to musique concrète.

Grubbs, a former member of Squirrel Bait and Bastro, formed the band in Chicago in 1991. They released their first album, The Serpentine Similar, in 1993. This early lineup saw Grubbs joined by Bundy K. Brown and John McEntire, both members of Bastro’s final incarnation, on bass guitar and drums, respectively.

In 1994 Brown and McEntire left to join Tortoise and guitarist, composer and producer Jim O’Rourke joined.

A pair of releases followed quickly in 1995. The Mirror Repair EP added elements of electronic music. The Harp Factory on Lake Street, released on the Table of the Elements label, was their most experimental work, a piece for chamber orchestra with only occasional voice and piano from Grubbs.

1996’s Upgrade & Afterlife included a would-be film score by O’Rourke, “Our Exquisite Replica of ‘Eternity'”, and an extended interpretation of the John Fahey piece “Dry Bones in the Valley” featuring guest Tony Conrad on violin.


With the release of Camoufleur in 1998, Gastr del Sol progressed further into the realm of conventional melodies and chamber pop, creating their most accessible and popular album. Its chord patterns, melodies, and flugelhorn and string-heavy arrangements prefigure O’Rourke’s future pop releases. The album was co-written with Markus Popp, of the pioneering German glitch group Oval, who contributed to the electronic aspects of the album.

https://i2.wp.com/www.midomi.co.jp/a/pic200/drP100/P172/p17220sckhh.JPGAfter Camoufleur the band sadly split up. Grubbs and O’Rourke have both continued to release albums under their own names in the fields of rock, pop, and experimental music.

Some interesting links here;

Here be the Gastrs. Enjoy!

pass for all: majorbonobo

Gastr Del Sol Albums


The Serpentine Similar (1992)


1. “A Watery Kentucky”
2. “Easy Company”
3. “A Jar of Fat”
4. “Ursus Arctos Wonderfilis”
5. “Eye Street”
6. “For Soren Müeller”
7. “Serpentine Orbit”
8. “Even the Odd Orbit”

http://sharebee.com/cd5828b8

Upgrade & Afterlife (1996)


1. Our Exquisite Replica of “Eternity”
2. Rebecca Sylvester
3. The Sea Incertain
4. Hello Spiral
5. The Relay
6. Crappie Tactics
7. Dry Bones in the Valley (I Saw the Light Come Shining ‘Round and ‘Round)

http://massmirror.com/157d0180614d49df723227f69b7e5c88.html

Camoufleur (1998)


1. The Seasons Reverse
2. Blues Subtitled No Sense of Wonder
3. Black Horse
4. Each Dream is an Example
5. Mouth Canyon
6. A Puff of Dew
7. Bauchredner

http://massmirror.com/6c2d14021de2509ca58e450538375d35.html
or
http://www.mediafire.com/?9qhktl4gziy

Gastr Del Sol EPs

20 Songs Less (1993, EP)


1. A
2. B

http://massmirror.com/1f74ae2e5687412d79ddf0e6dc2bcf14.html

Mirror Repair (1995,EP)


1. Photographed Yawning
2. Eight Corners
3. Dictionary of Handwriting
4. Why Sleep
5. Mirror Repair

http://massmirror.com/d7cb2729794aa3853c2e218749021ac8.html

Big Thanks to majorbonobo !

February 27, 2008 Posted by | Gastr Del Sol, Music_Alternative, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, _MUSIC | 4 Comments

Gastr Del Sol – 3 Albums & 2 EPs !!


Big thanks to majorbonobo blogspot and iraklis for this treasure trove!

We’ve loved the post-rock wonder of this collaboration across their short five year life.

http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~jnn/gifs/dg.jpgThe main retrobates responsible for this music were, of course, the post-rock legends David Grubbs and Jim O’Rourke. Between 1993 and 1998 they put out seven records ranging in genre from post-rock (the scene they were most associated with) to musique concrète.

Grubbs, a former member of Squirrel Bait and Bastro, formed the band in Chicago in 1991. They released their first album, The Serpentine Similar, in 1993. This early lineup saw Grubbs joined by Bundy K. Brown and John McEntire, both members of Bastro’s final incarnation, on bass guitar and drums, respectively.

In 1994 Brown and McEntire left to join Tortoise and guitarist, composer and producer Jim O’Rourke joined.

A pair of releases followed quickly in 1995. The Mirror Repair EP added elements of electronic music. The Harp Factory on Lake Street, released on the Table of the Elements label, was their most experimental work, a piece for chamber orchestra with only occasional voice and piano from Grubbs.

1996’s Upgrade & Afterlife included a would-be film score by O’Rourke, “Our Exquisite Replica of ‘Eternity'”, and an extended interpretation of the John Fahey piece “Dry Bones in the Valley” featuring guest Tony Conrad on violin.


With the release of Camoufleur in 1998, Gastr del Sol progressed further into the realm of conventional melodies and chamber pop, creating their most accessible and popular album. Its chord patterns, melodies, and flugelhorn and string-heavy arrangements prefigure O’Rourke’s future pop releases. The album was co-written with Markus Popp, of the pioneering German glitch group Oval, who contributed to the electronic aspects of the album.

https://i2.wp.com/www.midomi.co.jp/a/pic200/drP100/P172/p17220sckhh.JPGAfter Camoufleur the band sadly split up. Grubbs and O’Rourke have both continued to release albums under their own names in the fields of rock, pop, and experimental music.

Some interesting links here;

Here be the Gastrs. Enjoy!

pass for all: majorbonobo

Gastr Del Sol Albums


The Serpentine Similar (1992)


1. “A Watery Kentucky”
2. “Easy Company”
3. “A Jar of Fat”
4. “Ursus Arctos Wonderfilis”
5. “Eye Street”
6. “For Soren Müeller”
7. “Serpentine Orbit”
8. “Even the Odd Orbit”

http://sharebee.com/cd5828b8

Upgrade & Afterlife (1996)


1. Our Exquisite Replica of “Eternity”
2. Rebecca Sylvester
3. The Sea Incertain
4. Hello Spiral
5. The Relay
6. Crappie Tactics
7. Dry Bones in the Valley (I Saw the Light Come Shining ‘Round and ‘Round)

http://massmirror.com/157d0180614d49df723227f69b7e5c88.html

Camoufleur (1998)


1. The Seasons Reverse
2. Blues Subtitled No Sense of Wonder
3. Black Horse
4. Each Dream is an Example
5. Mouth Canyon
6. A Puff of Dew
7. Bauchredner

http://massmirror.com/6c2d14021de2509ca58e450538375d35.html
or
http://www.mediafire.com/?9qhktl4gziy

Gastr Del Sol EPs

20 Songs Less (1993, EP)


1. A
2. B

http://massmirror.com/1f74ae2e5687412d79ddf0e6dc2bcf14.html

Mirror Repair (1995,EP)


1. Photographed Yawning
2. Eight Corners
3. Dictionary of Handwriting
4. Why Sleep
5. Mirror Repair

http://massmirror.com/d7cb2729794aa3853c2e218749021ac8.html

Big Thanks to majorbonobo !

February 27, 2008 Posted by | Gastr Del Sol, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment