Heat Retention Records

Retain your heat!

Michael Thomas Jackson has been creating and recording music since 1985. He has been involved in fully notated composition, free improvisation, avant rock, concrete and electronic music, performance art and everything in between. He has worked with tape, found objects, analogue synthesizers, prepared guitars, various percussion, all manner of sound processing, electronic feedback systems, turntables, voice and extended techniques on the clarinet. Michael has played as, in, or with many fine projects and people including Eugene Chadbourne, Rompecabeza, Spool Ensemble, Viktimized Karcass, Alien Planetscapes, Choptsicks, Cobra Clutch, Cephalic Index, The George Steeltoe Ensemble, Brian Osborne, Chris Phinney, Martin Klapper, Rafael Flores, Isolation, Flutter, Jerry's Finger, Truncheonette, Projexorcism, Skoweyajeed, Katsu Itakura, Carl Howard, Bruce Eisenbeil, Quien Es, Thomas Dimuzio, Dave Fox, David Prescott, Pat Lawrence, Ian Davis, Scotty Irving, New Loft, Zan Hoffman, Hal McGee and O.N.E. Michael is currently active performing, recording and releasing music through the Primecuts Recordings imprint, raising a daughter and being poor.

Selected Solo Recordings
"Phyllocephala" (electroacoustic music) 2005 - 3" CDR
"Reed Deep In Troll Space" (clarinet improvisations) 2004 - CDR
"Elsewhere All At Once" (sound installation collage) 2004 - 3" CDR
"Three Inlets" (live electroacoustic music) 2003 - 2 X CDR
"What The Mute Philogogue Told The Deaf Tonician..." (electronic feedback) 2002 - CDR
"Guitar Improvisations 1 & 2" 1989-1993 - 2 CDRs
"Electronic Feedback Improvisations" 1990-1991 - CDR

Selected Recordings
O.N.E. - "Chronicles 1" (free improv chamber groups) 2003-2004 - CDR
SKOWEYAJEED - "Meaty Beaty B.I.G. & Beyonce" (plunderphonics) 2004 - CDR
SKOWEYAJEED - "Codflower" (drone montages) 2004 - CDR + 3" CDR
SKOWEYAJEED - "Malrhythmic Anatopia" (live collage work) 2003 - 3" CDR
SKOWEYAJEED - "Mortymix" (live Feldman mix) 2003 - CDR
CEPHALIC INDEX - "Karma Suture" (tape collage/electronics) 1985-1991 - CDR
SUNNY CUBA - "Don't Let The Magic Fool You" (psych-improv group) 1989 - CDR
CHOPTSICKS - "All Chopt Up With Nowhere To Go" (noise rock) 1999 - C20