For Lee Jackson In Space

This comp will not be posted on this blog i encourage all of you to purchase this.Lee was a great guy & i hope in some small way his departure from this world can lead to some good thru the creation of this HUGE collection of music & funds gathered from it’s sale

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May 29, 2012 — On June 4, ninety bands and musicians, with approaches ranging from the mystic folk of Stone Breath and Sharron Kraus, the psych-pop of the Green Pajamas and the exploratory art-rock of Volcano the Bear and the Magic Carpathians Project to the avant-garde metal of Locrian and the improvisational inspirations of Helena Espvall, Roy Montgomery and Pelt, pay tribute to Texan writer and cultural enthusiast Lee Jackson, famed for his co-creation of the noted Broken Face fanzine with Swedish writer Mats Gustafsson, with For Lee Jackson in Space.

After Jackson’s tragic passing earlier this year due to the effects of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease), friends and associates rapidly conceived of a tribute album to celebrate his life and work, resulting in a nearly eleven hour long collection of songs, nearly all of which are completely new or otherwise unreleased. For Lee Jackson in Space will be available for purchase via Bandcamp on June 4, with all profits going to the ALS Association, Texas Chapter at the request of his family.

“Lee and myself created [The Broken Face] together, that lasted for almost seven years,” says Gustafsson in his introductory liner notes. “I am proud to have published something unique together with a deeply-response, righteously earned friend. I was proud to have him as a friend, and I thought of him as much more than a casual friend. Simply knowing him, in addition to creating with him, somehow made me feel fulfilled.”

“I can’t even remember when I first started communication with Lee Jackson,” remembers Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance. “It seems he was always there, giving encouragement and getting stoked on music. His excitement about art was contagious, which made him the perfect person to write about music. Lee seemed to be lacking that sort of cynical view that seems to infest a lot of the music world. Whenever I would see an email from him in my inbox I knew it was going to be a happy letter, one of inspiration and a positive view. I’m going to miss those chats about music and Lee’s encouragement, which he was never shy about handing out.”

Matt Valentine of MV/EE recalls: “Lee was a presence who seemed to grasp what we were all about without having to rely on anything but spirit and ears. It was his appreciation of the music that made me totally realize he is an oasis for musicians of all sorts and sounds. What i remember most is something he proposed after a particularly wild gig down in dallas. The venue didn’t seem to be a “usual” gathering place for psychedelic music fans, but somewhere between the podium of where Lee was at and my amp we located some sorta sound that went beyond. I’ll never forget coming off the stage, or selling merch right from the stage at that one, hearing Lee blast outward with some verbiage like, “Whoah brother you went all PSF on my ass!” It was a prominent riff of wide open speech as sonic appreciation and “getting it” as I have ever witnessed in response to being grateful for the music.”

Cover art for For Lee Jackson in Space is courtesy of Nevada Hill, artist and member of Zanzibar Snails, yet another of the bands giving a little back in Jackson’s memory. The liner notes for the collection include pieces by Gustafsson and the other two album compilers, Travis Johnson and Ned Raggett, Jackson’s sister Layne, ALS Texas representative Elizabeth Macasadia and a complete listing of all bands and tracks, with liner notes from Jackson himself, taken from his descriptions of participating acts from earlier appearances or releases.

For Lee Jackson in Space will be available for streaming and download beginning June 4 at — contributions of $30 and higher are welcome. Discussion and further updates can be found at the appropriate Facebook group: — on Twitter, look for the #forleejackson tag.

For further information please contact Ned Raggett at n✧✧@k✧✧✧.o✧✧

Track listing at presstime (exact order not yet confirmed; more contributions may appear by the release date):

Tadpoles — Jaded Jean (LJ Mix)

Three Minute Tease — These Alien Angels (Extended in Space)

Anvil Salute — Technosis Externality Clusterfuck

Norman Neubauer — I’m done sharing things I guess

Ray Off — Go Up, Pup

Theo Angell — Take Your Hand Off The Tree

Ade Shaw & Rustic Rod Goodway — Chakra Blue

Tom Greenwood — Willow Spring (Live in LA)

Arborea — Stardust

Stone Breath — Dark Veils Part

SubArachnoid Space — Sounds and Memories Remain

Locrian — Galleria Malaise

Matt McDowell — Rays in the Dust (For Lee)

Marianne Nowottny — Where You Are

Julia Vorontsova — Love

Kitchen Cynics — Me, Jack & Lee & the ghost of Skip James

The Roswell Incident — Ventricular

Primordial Undermind — I Am Afraid of You (live)

Six Organs of Admittance — Which Way To Townes?

Kohoutek — Live at Terrastock 7, June 21, 2008

Matthew de Gennaro — Lee’s Dream

Øyvind Holm — When She’s Sleeping

Melodien — Untitled

Remora — An Unwelcome Room

Volcano The Bear — Tremondo

Xenis Emputae Travelling Band — Night’s Black Bird (after John Dowland)

Evening Fires — Nailing Smoke to the Wall

Roy Montgomery — Christchurch in the time of Tony Peake

Marissa Nadler — The Breaking

The Magic Carpathians Project — In the Air We’ll Be Reborn

Sharron Kraus — Night Clouds

Kable — Be Next

Photon Band — Unfinished Sky: Electricity, Heat, and Rain

Superbugger — Dream

Pete Fosco — Zilpo Forest Blues

Exterminating Angels — Opening

Insect Factory — Reversed in Your Mind

Gate — Whetu

Nick Bensen and Too Many Guitars — Stone Circle

Electroscope — The Aye-Aye

The Lost Domain — Restless Blues

Raising Holy Sparks with the Sacred Harp Singers of Cork — Sacred Harp 282 (I’m Going Home)

when the word was (((sound))) — Sungazer

Brendan Quinn and Mark Bennett — Concerning The Isle Of Ptyx

Peter Wright — All The Sky In Flames

Abunai! — Time of the Funk-Lords (Flash Forward)

Linus Pauling Quartet — Elven Queen

Tandem Bridges — Some Mornings

ST 37 — German Verman

Doleful Lions — Combat Shock (It’s Only A Matter Of Time)

The Dire Wolves Absolutely Perfect Brothers Band — Creator Dub

The Weird Weeds — Untitled

Charlatan — Gateway

Nmperign & Jason Lescalleet — Noble One(s)

Mike Tamburo — lunar suite (for lee jackson) a. tantric sky memorial b. all but forgotten c. over a calm bed of prepared drone

Axemen — No, Not Him (Jackson mix)

Windy & Carl — the little voice that echoes in my head

Clint Payne — Lee

Tara Burke, Helena Espvall, Alec Redfearn and Sharron Kraus — Seal Woman’s Lament

Valerio Cosi — One For Lee

Quixod — The Sound of Trains at Night

Alchemysts — Glass Cars

Helena Espvall — For Lee

Seht — For the dead ones in space (Lee Jackson’s half-life of chromium dioxide edit)

Zelienople — Laundry

Charalambides — Joy Shapes for Lee

Raglani — Outer Rim Territories

Feature Films — Blue Tomorrows

The Green Pajamas — In The Sky

Thunderbolt Pagoda — The Reclamation

Lunar Discotheque — Secret Kraft

Kemialliset Ystävät — Muistan

Jouurney — Commit Your Way

Head of Wantastiquet — Anemones in a Blue Vase

Zanzibar Snails — A More Celestial Perception of the Absolute

Wooden Wand — Levees

The Renderers — Out of the Forest (live)

Derek Rogers — New Languages (For Lee Jackson)

Winslow — Purcell

My Mass Ornament — You Eat in Greed

The Watchers — Live at the Phoenix Project

Hush Arbors — Berryman in the field

Christian Kiefer — The Infinite Tides

Sun Circle — Awaken

Dora Bleu — Tracing the Corner

The Spiral Joy Band — 13 moons of doom part 3 – red lunar serpent

MV & EE with the Golden Road — Hammer > Jam

Tanakh — The Gardener

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma — The Placeless Place

Pelt — On the Divide

  1. Thank ya sir — that address that’s blocked out should be

    • slovenlyeric
    • June 7th, 2012

    Thank you for pointing this one out. It is a pretty amazing compilation. I am listening to it as I type. Great stuff! Go for it everyone.

      • speedguru
      • June 7th, 2012

      Lee was a friend to many including myself & this is a fitting tribute.Thanks for contributing

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