Published Jun 02, 2008In further efforts to do anything but finish his new solo record, Jim ORourke has wrapped up another album with the free jazz/noise supergroup, Original Silence. Composed of ORourke, Thurston Moore, Swedish sax player Mats Gustafsson, Terrie Ex of the Ex, Paal Nilssen-Love of the Thing, and Zus Massimo Puppilo, the project will be dropping The Second Original Silence later this summer on August 11.
The album stems from an Original Silence performance at Italy's Brancaleone back on September 28, 2006, and will now be released via Smalltown Superjazzz on CD, LP and digital audio files. And in case the albums title was obvious enough for you, this will be the groups second record.
In other ORourke news, the experimental maestro recently left a trail of reissues for fans itching for some long-overdue ORourke activity. Both 1991s Tamper and 2006s Osorezan were released late last month through his Chicago label, Drag City, along with the previously unreleased Long Nights, "a double-disc release of pure drone that dates way, way back but is only now seeing the light of day." However, there is still no definite word on O'Rourke's new solo album, with Drag City only insisting that it is nearly complete and will be out in the near future.
Here is the tracklisting for The Second Original Silence, as well as those of the reissues:
Original Silence - The Second Original Silence:
1 Argument Left Hanging - Rubber Cement
2 A Sweeping Parade of Optimism - Blood Stream
3 High trees & a Few Birds - The Doll's Reflection
4 Crepescular Refractions - Mystery Eye
Jim ORourke - Tamper:
1 Spirits Never Forgive
2 He Felt the Patient Memory of a Reluctant Sea
3 Ascend Through Unspoken Shadow
Jim ORourke - Osorezan:
1 Form of the Collapse If a Collapse Should Occur
2 All We Know So Far
3 In Addition
Jim ORourke - Long Nights:
1 Long Nights