“Sand” in Dusted Magazine’s best of 2008

Dusted managing editor Otis Hart has included Philip Jeck’s Sand among his 25 favourite albums of 2008.

Otis writes: “Mr. Jeck takes home the Robert Wyatt prize for oldest musician on a year-end list. The 56-year-old turntableplayer (emphasis mine) weaves a dense fog of samples and loops on his 10th album. No surprise there. But for one reason or another, Sand tugs at the heartstrings a little more than past excursions. It could just be the Emily Dickinson poem quoted in the liner notes. That’s the thing about Jeck’s nebulous compositions – they mold to our imagination.”