HUMBERT, JACQUELINE & DAVID ROSENBOOM

DAYTIME VIEWING (UNSEEN WORLDS)

HUMBERT, JACQUELINE & DAVID ROSENBOOM - DAYTIME VIEWING 157483
Format:
2 LP
Release:
24.03.2023
Label:
UNSEEN WORLDS
Genre:
Jazz/Blues
Kat.-Nr.:
157483
Barcode:
0769256797200
40th Anniversary Edition - newly remastered from the master tapes, with an additional bonus LP of instrumentals and the previously unreleased "Narration Theme." Daytime Viewing (1979-80) is an extended narrative song, based on a casual analysis of daytime television drama and the audience phenomena such programming addresses.

The piece explores the use of fantasy as a survival mechanism against loneliness, illustrating the human compulsion to inate the mundane to mythological proportions.

A central female character weaves tales, using threads of personal experience and the idea of TV as friend, as mantra, and as transformational window between imagined spectacle and the pedestrian plane.

Originally released as a private cassette edition [recorded, 1982; Chez Hum-Boom release, 1983] documenting the collaborative performance piece of the same name by Jacqueline Humbert & David Rosenboom.

This heady, thoroughly enjoyable work was rst made available on CD and LP in 2013 by Unseen Worlds.

Jacqueline Humbert (aka J. Jasmine) is a songwriter of brains and wit on par with Robert Ashley, with whom she's worked extensively.

David Rosenboom's complex, harmonic electronic arrangements are accentuated brilliantly by percussion from William Winant.

Daytime Viewing can happily be added to a small but signicant group of work that, through lesser-known paths, engaged in an equally revelatory reexamination of the Great American Songbook as Minimalism did with 20th Century composition.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. TALK 1
  • 1.2. BAREBACK
  • 1.3. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • 1.4. DISTANT SPACE
  • 1.5. TALK 2
  • 1.6. WISHES
  • 2.1. NARRATION THEME
  • 2.2. TALK 1 INSTRUMENTAL
  • 2.3. TALK 2 INSTRUMENTAL (CLEAR LIGHT BEAT)