Interpretations on F.C. Judd
"In January 2012, Public Information released a 35 track compendium of F.C. Judd's music and sound, called Electronics without Tears. Fast forward to spring 2013 and they are back with Fred for a very special LP to re-ignite his legacy. For their tenth release, Public Information asked some of their favorite artists working today to submit a reinterpretation of the greatly undervalued electronics pioneer, Frederick Charles Judd. With the entire archive of Fred's sounds, tone experiments, field recordings and lectures to work from, they were left to produce an audio artifact befitting of Judd himself. The players invited: Chris Carter, Perc, Pye Corner Audio, Holly Herndon, Mordant Music, Peter Rehberg, Bandshell, Ekoplekz, The Boats, Leyland Kirby, Karen Gwyer, and Ian Helliwell. Interpretations on F.C. Judd opens with Fred himself, welcoming us into his world before Ian Helliwell takes us into a fractured loop of radio static and gargled musique concrete. From here we lurch through pure tape trips (Leyland Kirby, Chris Carter) dubwise refractions (Karen Gwyer, The Boats PCA), haunted never-zones (Ekoplekz, Mordant Music, Perc), sublime vocal deconstructions (Holly Herndon) and frightening slashes of electronic deviance (Peter Rehberg, Bandshell). Throughout inspirations, Fred is never far away, reminding us how important visionaries like him stalk even the most future-bound of electronic music."