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William S. Burroughs - Break Through In Grey Room

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William S. Burroughs - Break Through In Grey Room

Performer: William S. Burroughs
Title: Break Through In Grey Room
Released: 1987
Country: Belgium
Style: Abstract, Spoken Word, Experimental
Category: Electronic / Audiobooks
Album rating: 4.1
Votes: 922
Size MP3: 1746 mb
Size FLAC: 1329 mb
Size WMA: 1359 mb
Other formats: MP1 APE ADX MPC ASF RA MP4

William S. Burroughs - Break Through In Grey Room

Tracklist

1 K-9 Was In Combat With The Alien Mind-Screens 13:29
2 Origin And Theory Of The Tape Cut-Ups 3:43
3 Recalling All Active Agents 1:25
4 Silver Smoke Of Dreams 4:50
5 Junky Relations 2:56
6 Joujouka 1:30
7 Curse Go Back 1:12
8 Present Time Exercises 2:18
9 Joujouka 0:43
10 Working With The Popular Forces 2:37
11 Interview With Mr. Martin 2:59
12 Joujouka 1:26
13 Sound Piece 2:14
14 Joujouka 2:39
15 Burroughs Called The Law 1:34

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Play It Again Sam [PIAS]
  • Glass Mastered At – DADC Austria
  • Recorded At – Naropa Institute
  • Recorded At – Institute Of Contemporary Arts
  • Recorded At – BBC Studios

Credits

  • Artwork [Concept], Design – Frédéric Walheer, Guy Marc Hinant
  • Liner Notes – James Grauerholz
  • Photography By [Cover] – Harold Chapman
  • Producer – Bill Rich

Notes

Track 1: Early cut-up tapes made by Ian Sommerville and WSB around 1965, probably in New York and London.
Track 2: From a lecture given by WSB at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute, April 20, 1976.
Track 3: Excerpt from tape made in 1960 by Brion Gysin at BBC Studios in London, using BG's permutational technique.
Track 4: Tape made in early 1960's by Ian Sommerville and WSB, using the "drop-in" method.
Track 5: Excerpt from a radio talk by WSB in 1961 in London, "A Day in the Life of a Junky", tape courtesy of the University of Kansas Libraries.
Track 6, 9, 12, 14: Excerpts from live tape made by WSB at the Joujouka Festival in the hills of Morocco with Ornette Coleman, January 18, 1973.
Track 7: From early 1960's tape, WSB chanting an anti-curse.
Track 8: Cassette work by WSB in London, ca. 1971, using radio, television, several tape recorders.
Track 10: WSB cut-ups with Dutch Schultz's last words and news texts, shortwave radio noise, mid-1960's, London.
Track 11: Excerpt, WSB performance at the ICA in London, February 28, 1963; tape courtesy of Gordon C.A. Craig.
Track 13: Produced By Ian Sommerville using the inching technique, 1960's?
Track 15: WSB routine recorded mid-1960's - dropping a dime on the Nova Mob; tape courtesy of the University of Kansas Libraries.

Archival reconstruction by Romana Recording Studios, Kansas, Summer 1986.

W.S.B. at the Beat Hotel, Paris, 1958.

Acknowledgements to Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge, who early recognized the importance of this kind of tapes.
Thanks to Naropa Institute, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, the BBC, the ICA & Gordon Craig, London. Special thanks to James Grauerholz for his help in the completion of this record.

Production: Sub Rosa
Distribution: P.I.A.S.

Made in Austria

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 413356 800821
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SUBCD-006-8 13 A3 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SUBCD-006-8 13 A1 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SUB 33005-8 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room ‎(LP, Album) Sub Rosa SUB 33005-8 Belgium 1986
SR V08 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Sub Rosa SR V08 Belgium 2008
CD006-8, SUB CD006-8 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room ‎(CD, Album) Sub Rosa, Sub Rosa CD006-8, SUB CD006-8 Belgium 1988
SR08 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sub Rosa SR08 Belgium 2001
SRV08 William S. Burroughs Break Through In Grey Room ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Sub Rosa SRV08 Belgium 2013



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