Bill Kouligas’s maddeningly prolific PAN label continues its experiments with dance music forms on a new 12″ and digital release from Lee Gamble.
A British artist and member of the CYRK collective, Gamble has previously released editions on London’s Entr’acte imprint. According to The Wire, his PAN debut, Diversions 1994-1996, is due out October 19 and consists of two analogue “diversions” constructed entirely from his collection of jungle cassette compilations.
Gamble himself offers some further explanation:
“The piece is made up entirely from audio samples from a stash of my Jungle cassette mixtapes from 1994-1996. The samples have been manipulated and no longer particularly represent the original tracks. As the samples were taken from cassettes from many years ago, I have no idea what tracks most of the sounds are taken from. I think, with this in mind, it’s best to present the mix in an anonymous way, and not try to provide a concise tracklist. It can be heard as a ‘memory’ of a period of music and for some could work as a ‘cued recall’, which is a form of memory retrieval.”
The 12″ heralds the release a month later of a new Gamble album on PAN, Dutch Tvashar Plumes.