Of course, Jim O’Rourke needs no introduction being well known as a performer, producer and all round top chap, as well membership of various pop and rock combos for more than two decades.
‘Im Happy, and I’m Singing, and a 1, 2, 3, 4’ was called by many common folk Jim’s laptop record or his powerbook album. We prefer the simple term computer when referring to the instrument used for the creation of this milestone album.
Equal parts - schizoid pop, cracked minimalism, concrete drama and melancholic contemplation. It strikes us as a highly personal release. Given the nature of this warm beast, it seems likely to appeal across the board - electronic nuts, indie rock kids and yes, even the good folk of the established experimental world may take pleasure in the delicate nuances of Jim's hard drive.
File under 'handsome'
released May 8, 2009
Recorded 1997-1999 in NY, Osaka, Tokyo, Toronto and Malmö
supported by 51 fans who also own “I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and a 1,2,3,4”
There are so many things I could say about why this album is absolutely perfect. But to keep it short, single-handedly the most depressing album I've listened to, but also the most fantastic album I've listened to. Would highly recommend to anyone willing to give it a listen. mcdoob