James Place Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Born from a Manhattan high-rise, Living on Superstition is an album based on the paranoia and disdain that come with living above a big city. James Place, also known as Phil Tortoroli, treating us to more of his introverted techno, somehow clearly produced in surroundings overflowing with decadence.
James Place is Phil Tortoroli in re-contextualised kosmische techno mode, and Voices Bloom is a particularly dreamlike example of the project’s sound. The album’s tracks are built out of many many jams, later distilled into the crystalline product you hear before you. Features extensive sampling of the voice of Sam Sally. Vinyl release on Umor Rex.
James Place’s debut record is called Living In Superstition, but this is not that album. Instead, Interpretations Of Superstition sees Place returning to his own work to perform it afresh, live and direct to tape. These versions are maybe more powerful; rawer than the originals. Released as a cassette tape in a nice cardboard box.
Tape experiments on Opal Tapes? Nonsense. This mysterious little release, entitled 'An Entire Matchbook At Night', comes from James Place, who is probably a person but in most press shots appears to just be a shard of pure colour. This debut shows off a minimalist approach, some tracks merely taking whirring sounds and zoning in on them, while others incorporate invigorating beats around the odd nuggets of sound Place so adores. Raw, varied and at a stretch, good for a dance. And you should be stretching, because it's good for you.