Tuesday, January 22, 2008

WOBBLY-PLAYLIST, 3" CD, 2001 + REGARDS, 3" CDR, 2001, USA







A cornerstone fixture of the Bay Area electronica mafia (and member of it's resident supergroup Sagan alongside Jay Lesser and Blevin Blectum), Jon Leidecker's brilliantly prankster-ish sampladelic pastiches under the Wobbly moniker exists at the intersection of ADD-addled electronica culture, dada kitsch collage and ironic media detournment, a cheerfully subversive methodology he's been honing since the early 90's and which has led to collaborations with both People Like Us and Negativland (under the cover of The Weathermen banner). These two early CD EP's respectively highlight both the culture jamming and kitsch surrealism dimensions of his artistic practice. Presented as a faux Clear-Channel-like sales pitch to radio programmers, Playlist is simultaneously a hilariously caustic indictment and a master class in slash and burn dada décollage, while Regards spotlights a more...er...unmediated aspect of Leidecker's work, playfully proffering Rube Goldberg contraptions of jerry-rigged and rapidly spliced sample-laden cartoon-tronica for your amusement. Both are a must for anyone with a yen for the demented.


Get Playlist Here


Get Regards Here

3 comments:

Kevin said...

these are both fantastic, many thanks!

¡Mateo es así! said...

Wobbly is so excellent, thank you for this. Excellent blog.

Anonymous said...

the link for "Playlist" is dead. Reupload, kind sirs?