Much like our recent discovery of Brainwaltzera, Jason Amm (a.k.a. Solvent) couldn’t believe the level of quality lurking within Erik Jong’s deep RX-101 archive when he discovered it on SoundCloud a couple years ago.
“It was so good, and so authentic sounding,” explains the Suction Records co-founder, “that I immediately contacted RX-101, with a serious suspicion that this may actually be Aphex Twin hiding under an alter ego. Not that I cared who it was; the music blew me away.”
That explains why Amm’s Toronto label spent much of its 20th anniversary reissuing key RX-101 cuts as part of an ongoing EP/LP campaign. We’ll get into more of the story in a separate post momentarily. For now, here’s the world premiere of Gilbert Sinnott’s “M.A.S.S.” video along with some thoughts from Jong himself and a complete run-through of his Suction releases….
“M.A.S.S.” is one of the tracks that was selected later. At one point I had given Jason some more tracks from my archive and he was immediately enthusiastic about it. When he talked about a new video, it did not surprise me that this track was also chosen. I am very happy with the video by the way; Gilbert really made something beautiful out of it.