your site for all things preteritewelcome to the official home for jim campbell's activities as the preterite & beyond.
re-release of debut solo double cassette currently in the works
with a beautifully packaged double cd version to follow soon as well...
my two records with tape measure kid (vinyl EPs + live CDs) are still available from denovali records. see here to preview and order...
a short story i wrote a while back & posted below has been published by revolver publishing in a book entitled “industrial on tour”, avaliable here.
“industrial on tour” details hartware medienkunstverein’s 2011 tour of poland (for which i supplied the musical support) & also features contributions from inke arns, joanna erbel, michal libera, daniel muzyczuk & thibaut de ruyter.
the story, “there is no such thing as a statue,” is an oblique take on my tour experiences, & was inspired by a rumor that i heard in gdansk, regarding a statue of margaret thatcher that is purportedly planned for the solidarity museum currently under construction there.
you can also read it here if you like.
a rusty vibraphone quickly becomes a forlorn flock of emo seagulls in this dense little live excerpt from a concert in boulder’s atlas theater, recorded by michael theodore on april 10th, 2010. a big thanks to michael & his crew for a wonderful day. enjoy!
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more exclusive polish shit!
bardziej ekskluzywne polskie gówno!
these two tracks were made to accompany the book, mentioned in the previous post, documenting my 2011 tour of poland with hartware medienkunstverein. the first track is a sort of medley of live recordings from the concerts & some field recordings of dear friends & total strangers. the main speaker is michal libera. the second track is a kind of free techno jam that i recorded in the museum in the train station in turnow, warming up before my show. i edited it to incorporate field recordings from the van & my walks.
dedicated with much love to inke arns, thibaut de ruyter, daniel muzyczuk & michal libera & to all our wonderful hosts & guides in poland: you were beautiful.
i wrote a damn short story, yes it is true, the first one in eighteen years.
how the fuck did that happen?
well, i was asked by inke arns of hartware medienkunstverein to write something for a publication to document our tour of poland this last fall (hmkv presents “industrial on tour”). i was invited to contribute whatever i wanted to this book that would include articles from tour comrades & curators inke, thibaut de ruyter, daniel muzyczuk & michal libera.
i don’t want to jinx this one before it’s done, but i am really excited to be able to give you guys a little taste of a long distance filesharing kind of collaboration i’ve been working on these past months with a guy who clearly makes up in passion what he lacks in clothing for his upper body.