William S. Burroughs
Break Through In Grey Room
Dais Records
LP (clear)
Edition of 750 copies w/ printed inner
Printed inner
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1K-9 Was In Combat With The Alien Mind-Screens 13:33
2Origin And Theory Of The Tape Cut-Ups 3:30
3Recalling All Active Agents 1:25
4Silver Smoke Of Dreams 4:56
5Junky Relations 1:00
6Joujouka 1 1:36
7Curse Go Back 1:09
8Present Time Exercises 2:21
9Joujouka 2 0:35
10Working With The Popular Forces 2:47
11Interview With Mr. Martin 3:03
12Joujouka 3 1:30
13Sound Piece 2:09
14Joujouka 4 2:46
15Burroughs Called The Law 1:33

Inspired by the original Industrial Records release of William S. Burroughs’s »Nothing Here Now but the Recordings«, Belgian record label Sub Rosa worked with Burroughs to release another album: »Break Through In Grey Room«. Originally compiled in 1986 by producer Bill Rich, the album features Burroughs's experimental recordings from 1961 to 1976, featuring field recordings by Burroughs of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, experimental collaborations with mathematician Ian Sommerville and painter/cut-up originator Brion Gysin.

»Break Through In Grey Room« documents William S. Burroughs during his time in Europe and England, working with Ian Sommerville on recording with the 'cut-up' technique. Sommerville's technical background enabled him to contribute to the early development of sound-and-light shows in London, leading to work with gear provided by Paul McCartney in an apartment owned by Ringo Starr. Experimental in nature, the record is as much an exhibition of studio and composition technique as it is a document of underground culture at that time.

For the 2023 reissue, Dais Records has collaborated with the Estate of William S. Burroughs on reissuing the album on vinyl and compact disc, fully remastered by mastering engineer Josh Bonati. Releasing in tandem with »Nothing Here Now but the Recordings«.