Mystery has shrouded Jandek since the ‘band’s’ music arrived on the scene in 1978 (although calling Jandek a ‘band’ is rather misleading). Since then, Jandek has produced over 60 self-released, often atonal avant-garde blues and folk, albums.
Widely revered by a fan-base consisting of stalwart rockers Sonic Youth, Jandek is believed to be a one-man operation. Part of the musical project’s allure is the often ambiguous mix of performance art with the music. A nameless ‘representative’ from Corwood Industries (Jandek’s label) played the ‘band’s’ first show in 2004. Since then, this ‘representative’ has appeared a few times a year to play with some of the best musicians in the world.
Click here to read my full write-up in Lost at E Minor.
(Note- Jandek will be playing with the wonderful Ryan Sawyer, best drummer this side of the galaxy!)
Beginning 'For Hafiz' - * I hibernated through the winter, lumbering outside of my apartment only to go to work and forage for food. Forgoing art-making entirely, I worked at hom...
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