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Gwilly Edmondez – Abstract Exhibitionism Volume 1

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Gwilly Edmondez began making voice recordings to dictaphone in 1990 when he was in France, discovering that spending a lot of time alone brought on automatic singing, exuding unaccompanied songs that would draw improvised elaborations around fixed, remembered choruses. Borrowing a headset microphone from American art student Eric Miller, he recorded a handful of songs that would form part of a string of tapes during the early 90s that for some reason Gwilly never saw fit to compile as albums. Early Unaccompanied Rock Singing (U-ARS) classics like “I’m A Crazy Rebel,” “You’re Ahead Of Your Time, You Are,” “Yo, What’s Happenin’ Bro?” and “Baranoid Fiesta” have yet to be issued on any format.

Abstract Exhibitionism Vol. 1 (2001) was therefore the first dictaphone album proper, and was born out of a kind of phase 2 wherein the dictaphone became the recording media of necessity for Gwilly as he spent long days going back and forth between schools and private homes as a freelance music teacher. Another collection of recordings actually made while teaching, rather than between, will be issued at some stage as the album The Complete Harrow Of My Teaching Hour. Meanwhile here’s the first of five albums made exclusively in “hand position.”

Original sleeve note
Gwilly Edmondez ~ Gwilly the Very Good Musician (sec) ~ Abstract Exhibitionism ~ Vol.1 ~ With All Writing On the Cover ~ Version 1 Version ~ And Shit ~


Was recorded by hand/hand position in 2001, April in Kakutopia-France (hence all that French shit) over an extended period of several days, including a grouping together of more than a week. The whole thinking in front of this albo was to prove that, in order to be a recording artist, you didn’t need to splash out hundreds of pounds on it. All you needed was to be a bloke or a woman, and be in hand-position with your shit. OK, so I flush a lot of bogues along the way – I piss a lot, like you – but that was to prove above and beyond that I never stopped, not even for a moment, the process by which a proper artist carves his gapor. No Fancy Tricks were employed here – just one man and his shit. Do you know what I’m saying?

Gwilly Edmondez (Improvizuh) – Lead Guitar and Vocals

Occasional companions: Tony Gage, Luno EdLandez, Serge Neri, Cécile Lindfors, Gabelli & Esther Sobin, Bruce (!) Lee & Skip Undo. Aces high:~ All the above, Stu & Marie, for real, (at the time of writing I still owe Marie 25 quid for helping me shit through that nonsense at the City Screen), Ian Watson and Richard Bowers for what is to come. Bruco because of all that Kaspar/Sarah shit he’s got going on. Word is Bone, 20001 Kid, checkit, negga.

1) Sweet Nuthin’s Is It
2) 4-Head Farrad
3) Wank Your World Off
4) Sting-Ray-O-Meter
5) Bloody Guvamant
6) Good Music is Where You Find It (1)
7) Friday Was Amazing
8  COCK!
9) Gyrascore
10) Télé-Loisirs
11) A Object That Seems Very Far Away
12) Evans/Edmondes Family Penis
13) Good Music Is Where You Find It (2)
14) A Bollocks
15) Loy-Cam
16) Floydian Schlepp
17) Angels Of The Pipe
18) Jesus Built My Rod
19) Dandy Lorat
20) What You’re Doing Around It
21) Wang Your Hangar
22) Le Catalogg
23) Stenched
24) Good Music Is Where You Find It (3)
25) Conclusion: Music Can Be Exciting

Recorded by Gwilly Edmondez April 2001


Written by Gustav Thomas

September 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm