Of course, Jim O'Rourke needs no introduction being well known as a performer, producer and all round top chap, as well membership of various pop and rock combos for more than two decades. I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and a 1, 2, 3, 4 was called by many common folk Jims laptop record or his Powerbook album. We prefer the simple term computer when referring to the instrument used for the creation of this milestone album. Equal parts - schizoid pop, cracked minimalism, concrete drama and melancholic contemplation. It strikes US as a highly personal release. Given the nature of this warm beast, it seems likely to appeal across the board - electronic nuts, indie rock kids and yes, even the good folk of the established experimental world may take pleasure in the delicate nuances of Jims hard drive. This reissue is long overdue (the album being out of print for 5 years), and comes with a bonus disc featuring rare and unreleased material from same period sourced from Jims vast archive, as well as new artwork. This album will not be available as a download.