Vinyl Anthology: The Complete Gum Recordings From 1987-1990
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Back in the late ’80s, Australians Andrew Curtis and Philip Samartzis gathered up thrift store turntables and soiled records and formed Gum. The duo’s caustic rupture of skipping records and smoldering surface noise predates current avant-turntablists like Philip Jeck, Janek Schaefer, and Otomo Yoshihide. Between 1986 and 1990, Gum piled thick layers of electrically charged static, spiraling repetitions, and arrhythmic palpitations. Vinyl Anthology includes everything from their self-released albums Vinyl and 20 Years in Blue Movies and Yet to Fake an Orgasm, comp tracks originally released by RRRecordS and Korm Plastics, as well as plenty of previously unreleased material.