Artist Biography by John Bush
In 2002, Jeck collaborated with fellow turntablist Claus van Bebber for a live performance which was released as Viny’l’isten by Intermedium Records. Another collaborative effort called Invisible Architecture #1, a document of a live performance with Otomo Yoshihide and Martin Tétreault, was released by Audiosphere. Jeck also released Stoke (one of his most critically acclaimed solo albums) and Soaked (a collaboration with Jacob Kirkegaard), both on Touch. 2003 saw the release of two solo albums by Jeck: 7 (Touch) and Host (Sub Rosa). 2004 brought two more collaborative albums: Songs for Europe (Piosenki Dla Europy)(Asphodel) with Janek Schaefer and Live in Leuven (30 Hertz Records) with Jah Wobble and Jaki Liebezeit. In 2007, Touch released a recording of a 2005 performance of Gavin Bryars‘ The Sinking of the Titanic by Italian ensemble Alter Ego that featured Jeck on turntables. Sand, Jeck‘s first solo album in five years, was released by Touch in 2008, as was Amoroso, a split 7″ with Fennesz in which both artists manipulated a recording of organ player Charles Matthews. A limited vinyl-only solo release titled Suite: Live in Liverpool was issued by Touch and Autofact Records in 2009, and The Tapeworm issued a Jeck cassette called Spool the same year.
In 2010, Touch released Spliced, a collaborative 7″ between Jeck and Marcus Davidson. Jeck‘s next solo album, An Ark for the Listener, was also released by Touch that year. TablesAreTurned, a double-LP collaboration between Jeck, Alter Ego, and Bernhard Lang, and based on a song by Amon Düül 2, was released by God Records in 2011. Following a few digital-only releases of live performances, Jeck returned to record shops in 2015 with Cardinal, a double LP issued by Touch.