Published Aug 23, 2013Stuart Moxham is best known for his involvement with post-punk minimalists Young Marble Giants, but around the time that group broke up, he formed his own project called the Gist. That band released just one album, 1982's Embrace the Heard, and now that LP is getting a vinyl repress on November 12 through reissue specialists 1972.
The album was recorded by Moxham at home using a four-track reel-to-reel recorded and a tape echo machine. He's joined on the album by fellow Young Marble Giants members Alison Statton and Philip Moxham.
An announcement notes that Stuart Moxham's work as the Gist gave him an opportunity "to realize experiments in sound outside his primary group's mould." He incorporated a variety of styles, at times touching on pop, instrumental music and R&B, while sometimes evoking Young Marble Giants.
The announcement states, "The fragmented and disparate ideas of Embrace the Herd expose the anatomy of bedroom DIY songcraft for listeners to revel in."
No tracklist has emerged, but it sounds like this will be a simple repress rather than a deluxe edition, so don't expect any bonus material.
This was the Gist's only album. Moxham has since gone on to record a number of solo albums.