This is my first-ever cassette recording, made in Morocco in December 1988. I was living in Brixton, South London at that time and bought a Sony Walkman at a market before leaving for Morocco. As soon as I arrived in Marrakech, I was fascinated by the city's exotic soundscape and wanted to record it since I had the brand new toy. My ears were also attracted by Moroccan traditional and modern pop music, which you could hear through radios, and street musicians playing. I remember music was everywhere in Moroccan people's lives.
Then, I traveled to Tangier by bus. I wanted to go there because I was attracted by the history of bohemian life of the city - Paul & Jane Bowles, Brion Gysin, Allen Ginsberg, Francis Bacon, and of course William S. Burroughs. I was twenty-one years old. Just dreaming and longing for that sort of life myself.
I recorded total three tapes during my visit to Morocco. However, I lost one of those and another one broke a long time ago. This is the only cassette recording that survived until now.
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"Generator" contains many of the brilliant drones/sound effects that made Yankee Hotel Foxtrot an avant pop masterpiece. Makes sense since the man responsible for it's mix is the sole creator of the compositions here. Long live Jim O'Rourke, and the Steamroom series of albums. Jesse Mullen