Jamie McNair - Ocean Dictionaries

Many underground noise and drone artists first came to my attention via CDRs that were published by Birchville Cat Motel's Celebrate Psi Phenomenon label. They weren't so easy to come by here in Ontario, but Mr. Inside and I used to mail-order as many as we could track down. We discovered some of our favorite artists this way: Peter Wright, A.M., Clarinette, Slow Listener, many others. Some artists, though, made one album and quit. Jamie McNair is one of those one-hit wonders, but wow what a hit it is. I haven't found any information about McNair, and none is provided by this CDR. Expect chilly glacial hum, not as rugged as Eso Steel but not too far away either. 

Jamie McNair - Ocean Dictionaries


Anonymous,  28 April 2014 at 12:20  

An intersting find, overall quite minimalist but very soothing pieces.

Jakob von Gunten 29 April 2014 at 23:19  

Any idea of when this CDr came out?

Anonymous,  30 April 2014 at 22:04  

Apparently it was released in 2002 or January/February 2003.
C/Psi/P catalogue snapshot on December 2001 does not list this album, while February 2003 snapshot does:

Anonymous,  1 May 2014 at 17:54  

almost imprcettable
very good

Jakob von Gunten 2 May 2014 at 07:02  

Thank you. No info on Discogs.