Jack Briece ‎– Heterophonious Fool

Jack Briece ‎– Heterophonious Fool

$22.00

Portland-based label Concentric Circles brings this album out of obscurity. This is a reissue of Jack Briece's only release, 1984’s “Heterophonious Fool". It was self-produced in an edition of 50 cassettes and was never publicly distributed.

The idiosyncratic heartstring-pull charm of Heterophonius Fool is only deepened by the fact that it and the rest of Briece's catalog was widely overlooked until Concentric Circles' highlighting, instead glimmering on the edges of the avant-garde scene for the past thirty years. With such track titles as "Seventh Heaven," "Peace," "Arousing Wind and Thunder," there's an introverted splendor and wistful imaginative play orchestrated within, never too late to discover.

The rhythms and melodies were composed by interpreting readings of the I Ching. His free-spirited take on counter-point is widely explored with a trusty Casio synth, bringing to mind early minimal video game soundtracks.