Jan Jelinek “Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records” (2001, Faitiche)
via Juno: These days, we’re all familiar with Jan Jelinek’s trademark brand of dusty, dubbed-out, jazz-sampling downtempo explorations.
That wasn’t the case when “Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records”, his acclaimed debut album, first appeared back in 2001. It has since become an in-demand item, making this reissue more than handy. It remains a fine album; a blazed shuffle through a sonic world where dub techno, ambient, minimal house, jazz and downtempo grooves and seductive vinyl crackle merge into one intoxicating hybrid sound. It’s not showy and over-the-top, but rather becalmed and subtly seductive. In other words, it’s still a brilliant album and if you don’t own already own a copy, you should add this to your cart sharpish.
For the last 14 years, Jan Jelinek’s “Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records”, originally released in 2001 on ~scape, existed only as a download. Now the album is available again on vinyl, as a double LP with two bonus tracks (B-sides from the Tendency EP, 2000).
“Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records” re-releases April 28, 2017 on Jan Jelinek’s own Faitiche Records