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90 Degrees Of Shade: Image & Identity In The West Indies: Over 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean
Cat: 551691 Rel: 06 Nov 14
 
252 page hardback book celbrating over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean
Notes: This book celebrates over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean. From calypso kings to Vodou priests, revolutionaries to dictators, colonialism to independence, slave trade to tourist paradise - the many uses and abuses of the Caribbean are vividly captured here.

The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the outsider as it is the complex identity of its people, a melting pot of races created out of the participants of the 400 year slave trade - enforced Africans, indigenous Caribbeans and their colonisers - French, Spanish, Dutch, English.

From luscious and beautiful backdrop of tourism and hedonist retreat, to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat within North America's backyard, the complex identity of the Caribbean stands at the intersection of tourism, the detritus of the slave trade, the decline of colonialism and the region's tropicality.

The regions politics span an almost constantly changing path of ideas, radicalism and revolutionaries - from Castro's Cuba and Michael Manley's Jamaica, to the violent right-wing dictatorships of Haiti's Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier and the Dominican Republic's Rafael Trujillo.

The hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs featured here illustrate more than one hundred years of Caribbean history, culture and industry as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England, Canada and elsewhere.

Introduction by Paul Gilroy. Edited by Stuart Baker.

Paul Gilroy is the author of There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation (1987), The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), Black Britain - A Photographic History (2004) amongst others.

Stuart Baker is the editor of a number of photography and design books all of which deal with culture and identity including Punk 45 (with Jon Savage), Dancehall (with Beth Lesser), Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti (with Leah Gordon), Voguing (with Chantal Regnault), Bossa Nova, Freedom, Rhythm & Sound (both with Gilles Peterson) and more. He is also the founder of Soul Jazz Records.collection.
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A Field Guide To Post-Punk & New Wave
Cat: 854458
 
96-page hardback book
Notes: What makes New Wave... New Wave? It's the catchall name of punk's poppy offshoot, born in the 70s simultaneously in the United States and United Kingdom. But how would you describe New Wave's context in the zeitgeist of the time, or explain how this new electro-rock made people feel? Well, that's precisely what DJ and author Steve Wide explains in this handy book. In these pages, Steve explains the social and music industry climates of the 70s and 80s, unpacking the influence of the punk genre on NYC-based groups like the Velvet Underground and New York Dolls. There's also a timeline on the usage of the term New Wave - for a long chunk of the 70s it was used almost interchangeably with "punk". There are breakdowns on the key record labels, DJs, producers, engineers and magazines - all of which stitched their own layer on the New Wave patchwork. There are deep dives into controversies, rivalries and messy band breakups. And lastly, there's a dissection of how ripples of New Wave are still felt today, in recorded music and across wider pop culture. If you, or someone close to you, is obsessed with the minutiae of the New Wave movement, then this book is a must-have.
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A Guide To Modular Worlds, by Rolf-Dieter Lieb & Ulf Kaiser
Cat: 805652 Rel: 14 Dec 20
 
300-page book with interviews
Notes: This book is about synthesis, the underlying technical specifications with added interviews of artists and manufacturers.

Sound Synthesis, Oscillation and Waveforms, Wavetables, Samples, Filters, Distortion, Resonators, Amplification, Effects, Modulations, Envelopes, LFOs, AM, RM, FM, PD, Arpeggiators, Sequencers, Modularity, Jacks, Racks, Voltages, Gates, Clocks, Triggers, CVs, Interfaces, MIDI, Analog, Digital, Hybrid- & Software-Designs, Polyphony, Literature, Rhythm Sources and much more.

In other words, all you want to know for a good start into the worlds of patching your own sound ideas with Modular Synthesizers, conventional Synthesizers and Software Synthesizers!

Full color print, 300 pages, English language
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A Letter From Souls Of The Dead
A Letter From Souls Of The Dead (book + 7" flexi-disc)
Cat: 855375
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A Sides: A Cosmology Of Audio Editions By Artists Around The Arc Lémanique Region by Laurent Schmid & Roxane Bovet
Cat: 784385 Rel: 07 Sep 20
 
An insight into the conditions and motivations that give rise to the creation of sound recordings as an art form.
Notes: Art & vinyl: an analytic anthology of artist's records in Switzerland.

Since the beginning of its existence, the record has always been used by visual artists as a form of distribution for their sound practice. First experimented with by the early avant-garde movements, the role of these sound supports was later redefined in the context of the proliferation and hybridization of forms between sound and language.
While recording media such as discs or cassettes were used to document happenings, readings, and Fluxus concerts, these media also became a medium in their own right, used by artists to transmit their experiments.

Moreover, the current economic and technological context generated a keen interest in editorial and multiple art practices.

A-sides brings into focus on a network of actors linked to the scene of the Lake Geneva region—on the history of artistic encounters and exchanges generating sound productions. The produced works, as well as the methods of exploration of this international network, formed the basis of this anthology of artists' sound publications.

A-sides gives an insight into the conditions and motivations that give rise to the creation of sound recordings as an art form and explores the ambiguity of the relationship between the current technological context, which is moving towards dematerialization, and the persistence of sound practices distributed on tangible recording media.
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A Soft Hiss Of This World (by Tim Ingold, Carmen Pardo & Mikel R Nieto)
Cat: 765375 Rel: 11 Jun 20
 
paperback book
Notes: The research project "A soft hiss of this world" is focused on the loss in many aspects such as the loss of language as a result of the Anthropocene through the absence of certain states and processes that occur naturally in the environment like different states of water, snow and ice. In Finnish there are more than forty terms* to refer to them and because of the loss of these states in the landscape, the loss is also displaced to the language, in this case, the Finnish.

This research project took these words as a starting point to make hundreds of hours of recordings in the Finnish landscape. The sound of snow, ice and snowflakes are the reference and the sound material of this research project. And to obtain these sounds, as well as the possible sound differences between each snowflake, special and specific microphones were developed for this very specific and fragile recording process.
This book contains texts by three authors: Tim Ingold, Carmen Pardo and Mikel R. Nieto, on the research carried out by Nieto in Finland during 2016. The text by Tim Ingold opens the book and introduces the reader to the main subjects of the research: language, landscape, sound and listening. This text is easy to read and aims to immerse us in the Finnish landscape and in the listening act to its sounds and silences. Carmen Pardo's text unfolds first, the way in which the gaze and listening of the snow constitute the experience of a disappearance, of a concentration in the void or nothingness of which A Soft Hiss of this World participates.

The third text belongs to Mikel R. Nieto and is divided into four parts. The third part is a code that reflects the loss of most of the sound recordings made during his research with more than 600 hours of recordings. This code is the only thing that could be recovered from all recordings, except the only sound recording published in physical format as a transparent Flexi-disc.

The fourth part is the result of silencing each and every word by John Cage in his "Lecture on Nothing," leaving only the punctuation marks, such as commas, periods, separators and the last sentence of the text of Cage. Every time the transparent flexi-disc is played, the player needle wears away the vinyl and making the sound of the recording disappear. Therefore, each listening destroys the sound."
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Aaron Lupton & Jeff Szpirglas: Blood On Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks On Vinyl (Expanded Edition)
Notes: Are you obsessed with John Carpenter's iconic music for the Halloween series? Do you thrill to the unforgettable stabs of the Psycho score, or the pounding synth of Goblin's soundtrack to Suspiria? Do you find yourself being pulled into the hair-raising modern scores for the likes of Get Out, Hereditary, and The Witch?

You're not alone.

Blood on Black Wax is a defining horror soundtrack volume that spotlights iconic franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Jaws, The Exorcist, and George A. Romero's Dead films, highlighting both the music and the amazing, often rare artwork that graces the record sleeves. It also tells the stories behind the soundtrack, from the mouths of the musicians who made them, including John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Christopher Young, Harry Manfredini, Charles Bernstein, Pino Donaggio, John Harrison, and more.

Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, both of Rue Morgue magazine, have curated Blood on Black Wax to reflect their own passion for the darkest slabs of soundtrack music. Their journey into the fascinating history of horror movie scores contains reviews, release details, and wild stories about both renown and unusual releases everything from the orchestral sounds of Hammer and Universal horror, to the truly experimental albums for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Eraserhead, to the outlandish punk and metal songs of '80s soundtrack albums like The Return of the Living Dead and Shocker.

Go back to your favorite horror films one more time, through the jaw-dropping, spine-tingling music that helped solidify their place in cinematic history!

BRAND NEW & EXPANDED EDITION! Packed with dozens of additional horror titles and containing limited edition enhanced packaging (foil cover elements + guilded foil page edges).
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Ace Records: Labels Unlimited
Cat: 411028 Rel: 22 Nov 10
 
Visual guide to the history of modern music and discovery of the stories of the people behind, with archive photographs, rare artwork and newspaper clippings (190 pages, paperback, black & white/colour)
Notes: Now the world's foremost blues, rockabilly, soul and rock n roll reissue label, Ace Records has been responsible for unearthing lost classics and neglected pioneers for over three decades and provided some of the finest and most influential records of the post-war era. The first comprehensive history of this fascinating label, Ace Records takes in some of the finest and most enduring modern music, rock n roll, soul, funk, blues, jazz, R&B, garage rock and punk.

To read the Ace Records: Labels Unlimited is to explore the history of modern music and to discover the stories of the people that made it. The book chronicles this fascinating label and profiles a diverse range of artists including BB King, John Fahey, Lee Hazlewood and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Riff Raff, Johnny & the Self Abusers, Drug Addix and Rocky Sharpe & The Replays. Illustrated with many unseen archive photographs dating back to the 1920s, rare artwork and newspaper clippings and written by established music journalist and author David Stubbs, the Ace Records: Labels Unlimited is a highly entertaining and visually stunning guide to a pioneering alternative to the mainstream UK music scene.
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Back To Amy, by Charles Moriarty
Cat: 851513 Rel: 25 Oct 21
 
An intimate portrait of the real Amy Winehouse featuring rare and unseen photographs
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Baron Of Love: Moral Giant, by Ross Johnson
Cat: 800836 Rel: 19 Nov 20
 
Paperback book limited to 200 copies
Notes: Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton, Jeffrey Evans, etc.) puts it down over 153 pages in his long-awaited memoir. Everything's here - from bagging groceries for the late Al Jackson, Jr., at the Big Star grocery store to his thoughts on the present-day Memphis scene. In between Ross discusses writing for CREEM in its halcyon days, playing on Like Flies on Sherbert, the brilliance of Lesa Aldridge and Jim Dickinson- and that's just the beginning. A must have for fans of Make it Stop! and Memphis music. Limited to 200 copies.
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Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers From 1983-1989
Cat: 708282 Rel: 04 Dec 18
 
96 page book of Chicago house party flyers from the 80's
Notes: This book catalogues a collection of flyers and other house music related ephemera from the years 1983 to 1989, courtesy of Mario "Liv It Up" Luna, a DJ living in the Pilsen neighbourhood of Chicago during this time. These flyers, also called pluggers, were used for promotional purposes. They would be placed in record stores and passed out at schools and on the street to help get the word out about upcoming house music events. Although by no means encyclopaedic, this collection documents a variety of figures from Chicago's emerging house scene: first generation "kings of house" alongside the WBMX Hot Mix 5 and other lesser-known DJs at a variety of venues.

Also included in the mix are promoters, record stores, labels, and an assortment of party crews and dance groups who contributed to the growth and atmosphere of house music in Chicago. This book offers a taste of what many consider to be the best times of their lives, and for others acts as a gateway to one of greatest eras in the history of Chicago music.

96 pages, 14 × 21 cm, softcover.
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Born Again: Black Sabbath In The Eightes & Nineties (by Martin Popoff)
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Bowie A To Z (by Steve Wide & Libby Vanderploeg)
Cat: 754691 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
56 page illustrated hardback book on the life of David Bowie
Notes: The Life Of An Icon From Aladdin Sane To Ziggy Stardust.

An illustrated alphabetical tribute that celebrates the many faces and facets of cultural icon David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A-Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the rock legend - from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

Creator Bio:

Steve Wide is a Melbourne DJ and writer. He has run some of the most enduring indie and retro club nights in Melbourne, and DJ'd for international acts like Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, The Shamen, Saint Etienne and Stone Roses as well as interviewing Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher in front of festival crowds. He has interviewed countless UK music artists from John Lydon to Johnny Marr and comedians Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding and Russell Brand. He has Dj'd many festivals including The Falls and Moomba's "Silent Disco". He presents the long running new British music show "Far and Wide". As well as making Children's books he has recently released a book on Tokyo shopping and eating called Tokyo Precincts. He has a fish called Ziggy Stardust. He has a Masters degree in writing ad editing, yet seems incapable of editing down his own bio.

Libby VanderPloeg is an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn. She spends her days drawing and painting flora and fauna of all varieties, preferring to work with a strong cup of coffee always at arms reach. Her work has been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Design*Sponge, and in books from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins, and Hardie Grant Books.
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Brian Eno: Visual Music
Cat: 854457
 
Deluxe paperback guided tour through the visual art of Brian Eno with more than 300 images
Notes: Visual Music is a one-of-a-kind guided tour through the visual art of creative polymath Brian Eno. Featuring more than 300 images of Eno's installation, light, and video artwork, this exquisite volume is the definitive monograph of a contemporary master. In addition to page after page of full-color art, Visual Music features Eno's personal notebook pages, his essay "Perfume, Defense, and David Bowie's Wedding," an interview with the artist, scholarly essays, and an original-for-the-book piece of free downloadable music. This book is in high demand to be brought back into print, and here it is now for the first time in a deluxe paperback edition.
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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip Hop Generation
Cat: 316539 Rel: 01 Jan 90
 
Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube.
Notes: Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop has been a generation-defining global movement. In a post-civil rights era rapidly transformed by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop gave voiceless youths a chance to address these seismic changes, and became a job-making engine and the Esperanto of youth rebellion. Hip-hop crystallized a multiracial generation's worldview, and forever transformed politics and culture. But the epic story of how that happened has never been fully told until now.

Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60s into the new millennium. Here is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.
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Choosing Death: The Improbable History Of Death Metal & Grindcore (by Albert Mudrian)
Cat: 760273 Rel: 20 Dec 19
 
Revised & expanded 384-page paperback book on the history of grindcore and death metal - with introduction by John Peel
Notes: In 1986, the idea that death metal and grindcore would ever impact popular culture was unimaginable. Initially circulated through a scattered tape-trading network of underground thrillseekers, bands rose from every corner of the globe and death metal and grindcore spread faster than a pandemic plague of undead flesheaters. By 1994, the genre's most prominent labels had sold millions of albums. Choosing Death examines the rise, fall, and resurrection through the eyes and ringing ears of the artists and entrepreneurs behind the movement. Features forewards by JOHN PEEL and SCOTT CARLSON (Repulsion). 384-page heavily-illustrated dexluxe softcover books with 16-page colour section.
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Cr:GO (lyric booklet)
Cat: 818215 Rel: 12 Oct 21
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Cuba: Music & Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs Of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, compiled by Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker
Notes: 'Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 ' is a stunning new deluxe 250-page large format hardback book compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that features many 100s of stunning and unique Cuban record sleeve designs made since the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959. These album covers have rarely been seen (nor heard) outside of Cuba and show a rich previously hidden history of both music and design.

'Cuba: Music and Revolution' is the first ever book about Cuban record sleeve design and has been five years in the making, made in full co-operation with the Cuban government. The record sleeve designs reflect both the rich cultural Latin musical legacy of Cuba, as well as the political and aesthetic influence of revolutionary Communism, which manifests itself both in the music created on the island and the artwork of the designs included here.

Cuban music is the source of much Latin music in the 20th century. Salsa, the all-encompassing Latin music that came out of New York in the 1970s, and soon spread across Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, owes all of its success to the Cuban music on which it is fundamentally based.

These record sleeves help document the dramatic change in Cuba's identity from that of 1950s tourist paradise to socialist state. Following the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the United States imposed a trade embargo which exists to this day, and as a consequence the many 100s of Cuban records featured here have rarely been seen outside of Cuba.

The book is edited and compiled by Gilles Peterson, BBC broadcaster, record label owner, DJ, record collector, founder of Worldwide FM and Stuart Baker, founder of Soul Jazz Records. Together they have edited two earlier critically-acclaimed music and design books 'Freedom, Rhythm and Sound - Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83' and 'Bossa Nova and The Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s'.

In conjunction with the deluxe book, Soul Jazz Records will be releasing an album also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker, charting the rise of Cuban music in the 1970s and featuring many of the artists who appear in this book.
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Dead Moon: Off The Grid: by Eric Isaacson & Erin Yanke & Szim
Cat: 843715 Rel: 03 Sep 21
 
Dead Moon were a lo-fi Garage/Rock'n'Roll band from Portland, Oregon, active for almost 20 years between 1987 and 2006, during which time the band gained a mythical and legendary iconic status.
Notes: Dead Moon were a lo-fi Garage/Rock'n'Roll band from Portland, Oregon, active for almost 20 years between 1987 and 2006, during which time the band gained a mythic and legendary iconic status. 'Off the Grid' is a 'dizzying oral history'* about this most stubborn, idealistic and arguably wildest band in the world - a saga about love itself and the love of rock and roll, about DIY and about an improbable career.

The biography of singer Fred Cole (formerly of The Weeds, Lollipop Shoppe and The Rats before Dead Moon) is like a rollercoaster ride through countless bands and musical styles beginning in the Teenbeat era of the 60s driven by an invisible force and one big love. They cultivated their DIY code built around Fred's superstitions and avoidance of conventional music industry pitfalls.

They toured around the world, played in live clubs between Oregon, Europe and New Zealand.

They cut their own records and ran their own music store and label - Tombstone Music. Their story is completely unique in the pantheon of rock music; a group who never sold out, never

gave in and built a legacy of art and community in a sustainable way almost unheard of. The book is a tribute to their unique aesthetic, unbelievable twisted path of a story and role as pioneers of the Portland music scene. 'Off The Grid' is a declaration of love to DEAD MOON, to music in general and to rock and roll in particular.

The first two sold out US-editions of this book, first published on 2018 (DEAD MOON - The Book), are currently selling at an eye watering high price so we are now making it accessible as an affordable hardcover book (without the vinyl) for the European market.

The documentation tells the entire Dead Moon saga in the words of the band itself. Editor Simone "Szim" Müller spent weeks in Fred Cole's attic sifting through photos, flyers and tour diaries, collecting posters and T-shirts and conducting extensive interviews.

This third revised and updated edition contains 20 more pages than the original. The already extensive photo section now holds even more historical material, posters, flyers and, exclusive to this edition, an interview with Hans Kesteloo as well as an extended and completed discography & gig list.
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Decay Object: Fiepblatter Catalogue #7 (by Jan St Werner)
Cat: 776354 Rel: 11 Jun 20
 
hand-numbered paperback book
Notes: Images, collages and renderings from the Fiepblatter visual archives 2000 - 2020. Limited to 300 copies, hand-numbered by Jan St. Werner.
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DREAM (Depeche Mode Photographs 1994-2002), by Michaela Olexova
Cat: 852035 Rel: 15 Nov 21
 
Paperback photobook
Notes: A curated collection of Depeche Modephotographs through the lens of Michaela Olexova, the former editor of the Band's officialfan club magazine Bong in 1994 - 2002. 84p paperback.
5% of sales from each book will be donated to Mind Charity via Work For Good.
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Eat 17, by Robert Pollard
Cat: 854379 Rel: 15 Nov 21
 
237-page, perfect bound book
Notes: Eat 17 is a beautiful 237 page, perfect bound book filled with the brilliant collage art of Robert Pollard.
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ERR, by David Sylvian
Cat: 852048 Rel: 12 Nov 21
 
'ERR' is a brand-new photographic essay by David Sylvian, with text by Shinya Fujiwara and an original poem, 'a road is a shape of devotion', by Daisy Lafarge.
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Excuse The Mess Vol 1
Cat: 857942
 
Book accompaniment to Excuse The Mess compilations
Notes: Hidden Notes Records are proud to announce the release of a smorgasbord of new music in February 2022; creative collaborations born out of the award winning music podcast excuse the mess. Two compilation albums featuring 17 unique voices from contemporary music worlds and beyond...

How does a podcast = two albums worth of music?
Excuse The Mess is a music podcast with a twist - alongside your bread and butter artist interviews each guest takes on the challenge of writing a brand new piece of music on the fly, in the room and with excuse the mess host, Ben Corrigan.
They follow three rules (limitations are liberating!):
1. There can be no preplanning, it is spontaneous music making.
2. The track must be finished the same day.
3. Only one instrument can be used as a sound source but there can be electronic manipulations of it.

This release is the end result of each of those heart palpating writing sessions featuring Hannah Peel, Gold Panda, Anna Meredith, Galya Bisengalieva, Manu Delago, Robert Ames, Emily Hall, Oliver Coates, Mira Calix, Matt Calvert, Douglas Dare, Laura Jurd, Mark Lockheart, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Anne Nikitin, Alev Lenz and Elliot Galvin. Released as two albums, to mirror the two series of excuse the mess in which they were made.

All the music fizzes with an energy that only fast paced work can invoke and the compositional fingerprint of each guest artist is embedded into the core of each track, whilst intermingling with Ben's own artistic voice. For anyone interested in a further delve they can go back to the podcast episode and witness the composition unfolding bit-by-bit, from the blank page to the finished piece, you are invited on that compositional journey.

Vol 1 and 2 will be released on the 4th February 2022 as digital downloads via Bandcamp and limited edition books available from some of the UK's leading Independent Record Stores ft interview extracts from podcast episodes, photos from the sessions, risograph prints, downloads and more...
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Excuse The Mess Vol 2
Cat: 857943
 
Book accompaniment for Excuse The Mess compilations
Notes: Hidden Notes Records are proud to announce the release of a smorgasbord of new music in February 2022; creative collaborations born out of the award winning music podcast excuse the mess. Two compilation albums featuring 17 unique voices from contemporary music worlds and beyond...

How does a podcast = two albums worth of music?
Excuse The Mess is a music podcast with a twist - alongside your bread and butter artist interviews each guest takes on the challenge of writing a brand new piece of music on the fly, in the room and with excuse the mess host, Ben Corrigan.
They follow three rules (limitations are liberating!):
1. There can be no preplanning, it is spontaneous music making.
2. The track must be finished the same day.
3. Only one instrument can be used as a sound source but there can be electronic manipulations of it.

This release is the end result of each of those heart palpating writing sessions featuring Hannah Peel, Gold Panda, Anna Meredith, Galya Bisengalieva, Manu Delago, Robert Ames, Emily Hall, Oliver Coates, Mira Calix, Matt Calvert, Douglas Dare, Laura Jurd, Mark Lockheart, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Anne Nikitin, Alev Lenz and Elliot Galvin. Released as two albums, to mirror the two series of excuse the mess in which they were made.

All the music fizzes with an energy that only fast paced work can invoke and the compositional fingerprint of each guest artist is embedded into the core of each track, whilst intermingling with Ben's own artistic voice. For anyone interested in a further delve they can go back to the podcast episode and witness the composition unfolding bit-by-bit, from the blank page to the finished piece, you are invited on that compositional journey.

Vol 1 and 2 will be released on the 4th February 2022 as digital downloads via Bandcamp and limited edition books available from some of the UK's leading Independent Record Stores ft interview extracts from podcast episodes, photos from the sessions, risograph prints, downloads and more...
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Extensions Out Plus: Four Poetry Books (1959-1972), by Sun Ra
Cat: 822611 Rel: 15 Apr 21
 
four paperback poetry books
Notes: Corbett vs. Dempsey announce the release of four books of poetry by Sun Ra. Two of these were pamphlets that accompanied early Sun Ra albums issued in the late 1950s; the other two were published more than a decade later by Infinity Inc./Saturn Research. CvsD's reprints are fastidiously designed facsimiles of the original publications, marking the first time they have been available in their Ra-ordained form since they were published. An architect of Afrofuturism and one of the great musical thinkers of the 20th century, Ra's work extended far beyond jazz and even music to the realms of pageantry, performance, theater, philosophy, visual art, and literature. In the mid-1950s, he handed out leaflets and gave street corner lectures -- revisionist interpretations of the Bible and bold meditations on the status of African Americans in American society. A few years later, Ra began disseminating his poems in -- and sometimes on -- his albums. His debut, Jazz By Sun Ra, was issued in 1957 by the Boston-based Transition label, a short-lived company that sold records by subscription; this record contained a beautiful booklet, now as prized as the LP itself, with rare photographs and a selection of poems and proclamations, as well as the personnel and recording credits. Ra's Jazz In Silhouette was released two years hence on Saturn Records, the label he started with Alton Abraham, and it came with a mimeographed liner booklet -- now exceedingly rare -- that was folded, unstapled, as an ultra-economical accompaniment to the vinyl. The CvsD version folds this slim pamphlet of poetry into a slipcover with a classic photo portrait of Ra by Thomas "Bugs" Hunter on the back. Perhaps Ra's best-known book of poetry, reprinted in many alternative versions with different contents over the years, is The Immeasurable Equation; this incarnation restores the original Infinity Inc./Saturn Research version, published in Chicago in 1972 and distributed widely by the Arkestra, often from the bandstand. It features more than 60 of Ra's poems. Finally, perhaps the rarest of Ra's poetry books is Extensions Out: Immeasurable Equation Vol. II, which was also published by Infinity Inc./Saturn Research. This 8 1/2 x 11 inch book is a massive compendium of more than 130 poems, very much in step with the mimeo poetry publications of its era -- simple staple binding, one-sided pages -- featuring three photographs of artwork by Ayé Aton, a close ally of Ra's in this, the period of the Arkestra classic Space Is The Place, on which Aton plays percussion. Great care was taken to reproduce the special textured cover of this highly sought-after book. These four books are exclusively sold as a set. The first edition is limited to 1000 copies. Corbett vs. Dempsey is proud to represent the non-musical side of the Sun Ra Estate. The label gratefully acknowledges Irwin Chusid and Sun Ra LLC for the permission to release this historically rich chronicle of Ra's poetry, presented as he originally conceived it.
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Goethe Faust Remix
Goethe Faust Remix (unmixed CD + german language book)
Cat: 254822 Rel: 28 Mar 07
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Good News: Winter 2021
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Halluzination Perspektive Synthese by Florian Hecker
Cat: 784390 Rel: 27 Jul 20
 
Halluzination, Perspektive, Synthese follows the eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien that took place from November 2017 to January 2018
Notes: Large format catalogue documenting a multichannel installation by Florian Hecker at Kunsthalle Wien, transformated into a resonating space, with texts by curators, researchers, theorists, and art historians.

The catalogue collects essays by curators, researchers, theorists, and art historians on Hecker's work and its relation to topics ranging from musique concrète, Mallarmé's poem The Afternoon of a Faun, and computer music. The psychoacoustic phenomenon of Resynthese FAVN is illustrated via a series of tensor acoustic measurements resembling the colorized impressions of thermal imaging, which is followed by 270 pages of densely sprawling data tables abstracting sound and its textures into text.
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Heartworm Reader Issue No 1
Cat: 798177 Rel: 17 Nov 20
 
Paperback book
Notes: The first issue of Heartworm Press' (COLD CAVE) new literary journal.

Heartworm Press have invited 25 cultural figures from the 1960s to the present to each contribute four poems, from awarded poets who have been featured in The New Yorker and Paris Review, to works from lyricists of bands such as THROBBING GRISTLE, SUICIDE, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, COLD CAVE, DEAFHEAVEN, DAUGHTERS, CEREMONY and more. 100 poems total from 25 different contributors: KAVEH AKBAR, SARAH JEAN ALEXANDER, JARED ARTAUD, GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE, ALFRED BROWN, LEE BULLITT, GEORGE CLARKE, PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ, LUCIEN EDWARDS, WESLEY EISOLD, ROSS FARRAR, BIBBE HANSEN, PETER HAYES, KEVIN HOWLEY, MARK LANEGAN, AMY LEE, VIOLETTA LEIGH, ZACHARY LIPEZ, ALEXIS MARSHALL, KYLE OPHEIM, ERIC PAUL, SAM PINK, CHARLES ROWELL, MATHIAS SALINA, and ALAN VEGA. Comes in two different covers-one with Alan Vega, the other with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

230 page, 5.5 x 8.5 in. Paperback.
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How Music Can Make You Better, by Indre Viskontas
Cat: 854461 Rel: 07 Dec 21
 
Hardcover 120-page book
Notes: "This brilliant little book is clear, lucid, and easy to read. It is packed with fascinating information that I didn't know... I shall give it to lots of friends." - Jonathan Lynn, comedy legend

A fascinating field guide from neuroscientist and opera singer Indre Viskontas that investigates what music is and how it can change us for the better - from deep in our neurons to across our entire society. Learn how certain songs carry us through a tough workout, comfort us after a breakup, or unite 50,000 diverse fans. A vibrant and smart gift for any audiophile, hip-hop fans, classically trained pianists, or vinyl collectors - readers will think about their favorite songs in a whole new way by the end of this book.

Find out how your mind transforms sounds into human experiences

Discover how music connects us, heals us, and changes us for the better

Learn from renowned musicians, neuroscientists, and authors - Indre Viskontas, combining her deep knowledge of neuroscience and music, has lifted the veil on the mysterious effects of music to move us, showing us not only how the human brain creates the magical patterns of music but also why music has the power to affect us like no other form of communication.

"An extremely important and inspiring book." - Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power

Readers of How Poetry Can Change Your Heartor The Psychology of Music will love this book - music lovers and audiophiles, musicians and anyone interested in neuroscience.
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I Am Very Far: The Lyrics
Cat: 430751 Rel: 21 Jul 11
 
Hard bound lyric book containing the full scope of Sheff's vision for Okkervil River's album I Am Very Far (36 pages, hardback, black & white)
Notes: Will Sheff of Okkervil River has long been recognized for his writing: a contributor to McSweeney's, Sheff was nominated for a Grammy for his liner notes for Roky Erickson's 2010 album True Love Cast Out All Evil, The New York Times declared that, Sheff writes like a novelist.

The I Am Very Far: The Lyrics is a hard bound lyric book containing the full scope of Sheff's vision for his latest and most refined album to date, Okkervil River's I Am Very Far. The I Am Very Far: The Lyrics is meant to function as a distinct entrance point into the content of the music. More than a complement to the albums themselves, Sheff's prose weaves tales both subtle and dynamic and enriches the content of his songs. Including the lyrics for Mermaid and other songs recorded during the I Am Very Far sessions, the book is a complete work in its own right.

Limited to only 50 copies for the UK and Eire.
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I Don't Fit In: My Wild Ride Through The Punk & Power Pop Trenches With The Nerves & The Beat, by Paul Collins with Chuck Nolan
Notes: After two long years of painstaking research and development, here is the first major memoir covering the birth of DIY Power Pop, from PAUL COLLINS. From it's initial conception as a film script to it's re-birth as a full-bore rock & roll revelation, this is one crazy story from beginning to end. Outlining the first National DIY cross-country tour by an unsigned band in 1977, and by default, creating the pathway for the true indie underground network of the '80s to take as a template. It wasn't even a second thought for Collins and bandmates PETER CASE and JACK LEE, but the underground rock & roll world is a better place for it. But until now, the real details of the origins of THE NERVES, BREAKAWAYS, and The BEAT have eluded most of us, so with this tome of incredible survival stories from the trenches, Paul Collins opens up and reveals all the drama, victories and defeats with such an impassioned voice, you won't be able to put it down. The coverage of the pre-Punk 1975 landscape of both LA and San Francisco is unmatched, and your mind will be BLOWN. Featuring TONS of previously unseen photos, flyers and ephemera from the earliest days of The Nerves lineup as a four piece to the legal documents challenging The Paul Collins BEAT vs The English Beat, to the ill-fated Nerves reunion, and so much in between.

272-page paperback.
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I'm Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises & All Memoir Of Punk Rock Rebellion, by Nancy Barile
Notes: From disenchanted Catholic schoolgirl and glam maniac to instigator on the 1980s hardcore punk scene, NANCY BARILE discovered freedom at a time when punk music was new and dangerous. She made her place behind the boards and right in the front row as insurgents such as SSD, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag wrote new rules and made history. She survived punk riots and urban decay, ran the streets with outcasts, and ultimately found true love as she fought for fairness and found her purpose. A unique insider perspective and life lessons from this national award-winning teacher on the dynamics of the DIY punk scene. Features over 50 live and candid photos of Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SSD, Andy Warhold and... Nils Lofgren. Includes an intro with IAN MACKAYE discussing the crucial role of women in early hardcore punk. 192 heavily illustrated pages. Softcover book.
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In Vivo
In Vivo (book)
Cat: 856342
 
Hardcover book
Notes: 84 pages, 30cm x 28cm, 47 photos

Printed on Munken Print White 115g/m2

Logo, slot and circle embossed

Silkscreen printing cover

Hand-numbered, hand-stamped
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It's After The End Of The World (by Gerald Jenkins)
Cat: 755271 Rel: 20 Apr 20
 
344-page book with over 306 photo illustrations including written contributions by; Sun Ra, Darius James, KAINTHEPOET, Little Annie, Norman Douglas & more!
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Jazz & Cricket: An Unlikely Combination, by Matthew Wright
Cat: 827932 Rel: 11 Jun 21
 
75-page book including colour and black and white photographs
Notes: Links between cricket and music have been written about at some length, as has the importance of calypso, but little has appeared to document the affinity between cricket and jazz.

This book redresses the balance with reference to those involved in both, through history and anecdotes, and in the social background of their parallel development.

"I like it when nobody, neither the participants nor the audience, knows what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out, which is the link between cricket and jazz." Richard Williams

Read about....

The saxophonist who took a Test match hat-trick

The jazz club that made the West Indian team honorary members

The trombonist tipped as a future England wicket-keeper

The bowler who became a highly regarded bassist in New York

The tenor player who wrote a tune dedicated to spin bowler Jim Laker

The Indian batsman given a signed photo by Ella Fitzgerald .....and much more!
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La Capture De L'inaudible by Matthieu Saladin
Cat: 784382 Rel: 24 Jul 20
 
Software Edition on SD card in a Silkscreen booklet, including a text by Jonathan Sterne
Notes: La capture de l'inaudible, conceived by Matthieu Saladin, is the edition of a software acting like a reverse MP3 encoder. Where a classical MP3 encoder removes inaudible frequencies to reduce the size of an audio file, the reverse encoder gives these frequencies to listen, removing what the mp3 format usually keeps.

The software comes on a SD card, going along a booklet with a selection of texts on the inaudible, and a text written by Jonathan Sterne.

The SD card contains also the whole Artkillart catalog, re-encoded with Matthieu Saladin's software.

Tracks created with the software can be archived online, only on user's request, and participate to the constitution of a global inaudible library.
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Lady Of The House: Stories Of Women In Music
Cat: 857391
 
The first ever coffee table-style book championing and celebrating the inspirational women in dance music
Notes: Order the first ever coffee table-style book championing and celebrating the inspirational women in Dance music.

Lady of the House by Laila McKenzie and Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball is a hardback coffee table style book containing beautiful images and interviews with women who have contributed, and continue to contribute, to making the dance music scene.

150+ inspirational women's stories of the part they have played in Dance music past, present & future including:
Candi Staton, Barbara Tucker, Sam Divine, Nina Kraviz, Charlotte de Witte, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Maxinne, Lynn Cosgrave, Rowetta, Ellen Allien, Nicky Trax, Janet Bell, Julie McKnight, Kathy Brown, Anja Schneider, Black Girl/White Girl, Ultra Naté, Jocelyn Brown, Arielle Free, Rochelle Fleming, DJ Paulette, Gladys Pizarro, Abigail Adams, Anne Savage, DJ Rap, Kym Sims and Kym Mazelle.

Officially Sponsored By:
Lakota Nightclub, Focusrite, Defected Records, Tank Nightclub, Switch Southampton, Orange Rooms, Halo Bournemouth, Bristol Beacon, Mas Vida, Resident Advisor & Insanity Group.
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Led Zeppelin: Experience The Biggest Band Of The 70s: by Chris Welch
Notes: Led Zeppelin - a band unique in the history of rock 'n' roll. They were the biggest, the loudest and the best for an amazing ten-year reign in which they conquered the entire world with their heavy riffs, legendary performances and pioneering sound. But there was a serious side to the band, and their music was not simply bashed out - as songwriters and performers they knew no equal for a decade. The Story of Led Zeppelin recounts the history of the band in words from a man who witnessed many of their finest concerts, images from the cream of contemporary photographers, and rare memorabilia that is hugely evocative of the era.

94 pages
Dimensions: 24.89 x 1.27 x 25.15cm
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Let's Put It To Music/20 Years Of
Cat: 710807 Rel: 04 Jan 19
 
224 page book with 7" vinyl
Notes: After having borrowed lines from Jimi Hendrix and English poets for all previous anniversary releases we struck out for this one until Kim, well after the deadline, accidentally stumbled over Johnny Cash and "Forever Words: The Unknown Poems". "Let's Put It To Music" quite nails it when it comes to the basic idea of the book and how we approach the whole process of making a record.

As Tim Gane is quotet in Adrian Shaughnessy's introduction "a Stereolab record was never finished until the cover was done". That rings true for Rune Grammofon as well, and we would like to add that a sleeve is never designed for the sole purpose of selling a product (it took 28 releases before an artist was pictured on the sleeve!), or necessarily reflect the music in any way (is that even possible?), but rather to establish a suggestive relation between the two, often based on the album title or a song title, but not in an obvious way.
After some 200 releases, I can't remember Kim ever "explaining" a sleeve design, and I can't remember me ever asking him. It's no secret that label founder Rune Kristoffersen is a big admirer of labels like Blue Note, Impulse, ECM, 4AD and Factory, to mention some labels with strong visual identities. But we can't recall another label that has worked with one designer exclusively for 20 years and 200 releases.

The exclusivity was a premise for our collaboration from the very beginning, but we certainly never had any expectations about how long we would be able to keep it going. Especially when considering that Kim is occupied on a number of arenas; as photographer, filmmaker, illustrator, painter, writer, musician, dancer and choreographer.
As one will discover, the book is far from being a catalog lining up the releases (it's not even "complete" or chronological in that sense), but gives an interesting insight by also including sketches, rejected designs and unused ideas that never left the drawing board... until now. Lists are a source of controversy, as Hedvig Mollestad discusses rather well in her text.

We haven't had much time for them either, but with the resurgence of music literature on all sort of subjects, they seem to have come alive again. And with the eclectic mix of artists on the label, why not give it a try? We figure the main funcion of lists is to arouse curiosity and hopefully lead to new cultural discoveries, which can only be a good thing. The idea of including a 7" single also came late and would depend on getting at last one track real quickly. To our delight, we miraculously ended up with what is surely three of the most beautiful tracks in our catalog, and all exclusive for this release.

Tracklist:

Side A:
1. Fire! Orchestra - Enter, Part One (With & Without Fire!)

Side B:
1. Maja SK Ratkje - Sja, Amioda
2. The Last Hurrah!! With Nora Zheng - Blues In Chinatown
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Let's Put It To Music/20 Years Of (B-STOCK)
Cat: 829248 Rel: 04 Jan 19
 
B-STOCK: 7" has very light surface marks/scratches with creasing to corners of book, but otherwise in perfect working condition
Notes: ***B-STOCK: 7" has very light surface marks/scratches with creasing to corners of book, but otherwise in perfect working condition***


After having borrowed lines from Jimi Hendrix and English poets for all previous anniversary releases we struck out for this one until Kim, well after the deadline, accidentally stumbled over Johnny Cash and "Forever Words: The Unknown Poems". "Let's Put It To Music" quite nails it when it comes to the basic idea of the book and how we approach the whole process of making a record.

As Tim Gane is quotet in Adrian Shaughnessy's introduction "a Stereolab record was never finished until the cover was done". That rings true for Rune Grammofon as well, and we would like to add that a sleeve is never designed for the sole purpose of selling a product (it took 28 releases before an artist was pictured on the sleeve!), or necessarily reflect the music in any way (is that even possible?), but rather to establish a suggestive relation between the two, often based on the album title or a song title, but not in an obvious way.
After some 200 releases, I can't remember Kim ever "explaining" a sleeve design, and I can't remember me ever asking him. It's no secret that label founder Rune Kristoffersen is a big admirer of labels like Blue Note, Impulse, ECM, 4AD and Factory, to mention some labels with strong visual identities. But we can't recall another label that has worked with one designer exclusively for 20 years and 200 releases.

The exclusivity was a premise for our collaboration from the very beginning, but we certainly never had any expectations about how long we would be able to keep it going. Especially when considering that Kim is occupied on a number of arenas; as photographer, filmmaker, illustrator, painter, writer, musician, dancer and choreographer.
As one will discover, the book is far from being a catalog lining up the releases (it's not even "complete" or chronological in that sense), but gives an interesting insight by also including sketches, rejected designs and unused ideas that never left the drawing board... until now. Lists are a source of controversy, as Hedvig Mollestad discusses rather well in her text.

We haven't had much time for them either, but with the resurgence of music literature on all sort of subjects, they seem to have come alive again. And with the eclectic mix of artists on the label, why not give it a try? We figure the main funcion of lists is to arouse curiosity and hopefully lead to new cultural discoveries, which can only be a good thing. The idea of including a 7" single also came late and would depend on getting at last one track real quickly. To our delight, we miraculously ended up with what is surely three of the most beautiful tracks in our catalog, and all exclusive for this release.

Tracklist:

Side A:
1. Fire! Orchestra - Enter, Part One (With & Without Fire!)

Side B:
1. Maja SK Ratkje - Sja, Amioda
2. The Last Hurrah!! With Nora Zheng - Blues In Chinatown
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M Dokumente: Mania D Malaria! Matador, by Beate Bartel, Gudrun Gut & Bettina Koster
Notes: The book project "M_Dokumente" focuses on the explicitly female perspective of the all-female bands Mania D., Malaria! and Matador on the West Berlin music and art scene from the late 1970s on.

The three bands around Bartel, Koster and Gut played concerts, released records and toured around the world in different formations from 1979 on. What stood out and was new was the self-determined appearance of the musicians, which was reflected in their music and lyrics as well as in their unique style and the genre-crossing approach of "more art in the music, more music in the art". To this day, the three M_Bands are considered visionary, they shaped a new image of women in pop culture and are pioneers and role models for important and necessary emancipatory movements in the music industry.

With oral history documentary by and with Beate Bartel, Gudrun Gut and Bettina Koster as well as contributions by Nick Cave, Diedrich Diederichsen, Christine Hahn, Peter Bommels, Mark Reeder, Scumeck Sabottka, and Annett Scheffel.

In German and English.
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Mechanical Fantasy Box: The Homoerotic Journals Of Patrick Cowley
Cat: 747801 Rel: 11 Nov 19
 
Journals of Patrick Cowley, with illustrations by Gwenael Rattke
Notes: Mechanical Fantasy Box is Cowley's homoerotic journal, or as he called it, "graphic accounts of one man's sex life." The journal begins in 1974 and ends in 1980 on his 30th birthday. It chronicles his slow rise to fame from lighting technician at The City Disco to crafting a ground-breaking 16-minute remix of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" to performing with Sylvester at the SF Opera House. Vivid descriptions are told of cruising in '70s SoMA sex venues to primal highs in Buena Vista Park and composing pornophonics in his Castro apartment. The entries are introspective and show a very out-front, alive person going through the throes of gay liberation post-Stonewall.

French-born artist and Berlin resident Gwenael Rattke works in collage, silkscreen, photography and Xerox graphics. Rattke's collage works borrow from the visual codes of the 60s and 70s. Intricate, ornamental and excessive, they present "an imagined past fired with beauty and sexual freedom." For this book Rattke created 25 original illustrations inspired by selected entries, 3 street maps documenting locations mentioned herein and 4 collages of photos, ephemera and notes Patrick stuffed inside the journal. We've included Patrick's doodles too, as well as introductory essays by Josh Cheon, Theresa McGinley and Jorge Socarras.
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Michael Gingold: Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares From The 70s & 80s (Expanded Edition)
Cat: 832387 Rel: 08 Nov 21
 
Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, Michael Gingold became obsessed with horror movies, and his love of the genre led him to become a Fangoria writer and editor for over 30 years, as well as a contributor to Rue Morgue and others.
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Music As Seismographic Sound: Tracking Down The Idea Of Cultural Translation by Ania Mauruschat
Cat: 789519 Rel: 07 Sep 20
 
A proposal for a radio project on the diffusion of world music in the digital age, focusing on the concept of seismographic sound.
Notes: The publication Music as Seismographic Sound / Tracking Down the Idea of Cultural Translation is a written radio pitch by Ania Mauruschat, closely following musicians in bi- or multi-lingual cultural contexts.
Ania Mauruschat is a radio journalist who has produced several features on sound art, with the German radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk, and the Swiss national radio station SRF.

The written pitch comes in the form of an appendix of source materials, including excerpts from interviews with selected musicians.

"Music is the fastest traveling medium. As some scholars like to argue, it even might have a seismographic potential. Thus, the Swiss ethnomusicologist Thomas Burkhalter speaks of "seismographic sounds" regarding the rather new phenomenon of global digital "world music 2.0". This musical phenomenon developed predominantly in the urban centres of the "Global South"iSao Paulo, La Paz, Lagos, Cape Town, Jakarta, Beirut or Manilai, long before it drew the attention of journalists and researchers from the "Global North" in the early 2000s.

To scrutinize and better understand this situation of in-betweenness, the radio feature will focus exemplary on two very distinct and yet similar case studies of seismographic sound generating hubs: firstly, the label Outhere Records, which is based in Munich, Germany and serves as a platform especially for the young Pan-African scene of world music 2.0; and secondly, the label Aakuluk Music in Iqaluit, Nunavut, the northernmost territory of Canada, which is devoted to developing the young musical scene in the Arctic to facilitate the search for identity and independence of the Inuit musicians in their postcolonial reality of community building."
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New York Rave Flyers Volume 2: 1990-1995
Cat: 794171 Rel: 08 Dec 20
 
Soft cover book
Notes: A collection of New York Rave Flyers from 1990 to 1995.

Published by Colpa Press, 21 × 13.5 cm, Softcover, 2020,
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Paloma Parfrey/Scrolls: After LA
Cat: 712173 Rel: 26 Nov 18
 
Limited edition book + CD
Notes: After L.A. is a lifetime as a moment. Not just a collection, but a consideration of what it means for an artist to have grown up, lashed out, and re-nested all within the extremely wide borders of Los Angeles. PALOMA PARFREY's ethos is immersed in LA history, both of the book smarts sort and the personally experienced. To some she is known as a chef. Others a punk diva. The majority of strangers in LA probably know her as the person always checking out 15 books simultaneously at the library. After L.A. pulls together all these things in the form of both a book and an album equal parts intertwined and standing on their own; much like the strange way the diversities of LA life and history work together.

Paloma Parfrey has been writing and performing poetry around LA since she was 13. Her band, THE SHARP EASE, was an integral part of the LA DIY punk scene throughout the '00s. Her bandmate for the CD portion of this release is BRIAN MILLER, who performed in the drum and voice quartet FOOT VILLAGE, is a member of the TRUE NEUTRAL CREW, and records music for film and TV. Together they are SCROLLS.

94-page book, 5"x7", with full colour cover and CD.
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Patch & Tweak
Cat: 835234
 
Exploring Modular Synthesis
Notes: Become a true master of your modular system.

PATCH & TWEAK is a comprehensive look at modular synthesizers. It explores how to build them, how to use them, and how to get the most out of them, with beautiful illustrations and step-by-step tutorials with easy-to-read patch diagrams.

Over 700 Modules

38 Interviews with artists and module creators

Hundreds of tutorials, tips, and tricks

Foreword by synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani

368 colorful pages printed on high-quality certified-ecofriendly paper

Hardcover format (9.8" x 9.8" / 25 x 25 cm)

PATCH & TWEAK is recognized worldwide as the definitive overview of modular synthesis and its tools and techniques. It combines a systematic exploration of the components of synthesis with a comprehensive reference guide to modules and their interactions. Starting with basic concepts, the book literally takes an empty frame and gradually fills it with modules of all kinds, describing their functions in detailed yet understandable terms. Over 700 modules from dozens of manufacturers have their moment to shine, and luminaries of synthesis fill the book with their particular methods, patches, and viewpoints through a wide range of interviews.

Thousands of modular synthesists - beginners and experienced musicians alike - have widened their horizons and deepened their understanding with PATCH & TWEAK. Now it's your turn.

Artists reveal their modular secrets
How do successful artists turn their modular synthesizers into power and beauty? Learn from the best, from award-winning composers to the hottest new sound designers from around the world. Read and learn with Caterina Barbieri, Todd Barton, Colin Benders, Ian Boddy, Russell E.L. Butler, Richard Devine, Jill Fraser, Bana Haffar, Hataken, Andrew Huang, Junkie XL, NODE, Robert Rich, Robin Rimbaud, Lady Starlight, Emily Sprague, and Hans Zimmer, among others.

Designers open their doors to you.

Modular synth designers and makers draw inspiration from a whole world of ideas... and maybe beyond. Have you ever wondered how they come up with these grand designs? Find out with an unprecedented collection of interviews with the geniuses at Bastl Instruments, Endorphin.es, Erica Synths, Fraptools, Intellijel, Make Noise, Moog, Music Thing Modular, Mutable Instruments, Noise Engineering, Rossum Electro-Music, Serge, Synthesizers.com, Verbos Electronics, WMD, 4ms Company, and more.

Where do you start?

Modular synthesizers are an open book waiting to be written - a prospect that can be pretty scary for a beginner. PATCH & TWEAK is here to help, with step-by-step strategies for building a modular that will reflect your creative desires. Start with an empty case, and learn about everything that can go into it. There's even a guide to semi-modular and software solutions to help get you started.

Concepts of synthesis - made easy to understand and easy to apply.

From the basics of sound synthesis to the outer reaches of modern design, you'll find everything you'll need to approach your modular with confidence. Starting with building blocks like oscillators, filters, and amplifiers, you'll go from discovery to discovery through everything from essentials like envelopes, LFOs, mixers, effects, and CV modifiers, to more in-depth sound-shaping tools like waveshapers, samplers, drum and percussion modules, rhythm pattern generators, sequencers, controllers, and more. Get a grip on concepts like harmonics, voltage control, logic functions, random signal sources, and dozens of others - and never feel out of your depth again.

Save money, save time, save the hassle.

With hundreds of manufacturers and thousands of modules out there, it can be easy to buy a module that you think will be brilliant for you... but then just falls flat. Having a good knowledge base for making buying decisions is vital for every modular user, and with this book, you'll have all that and more. Learn what you need to know in order to make sure that your next purchase is the right one!

Created by acclaimed authors and modular experts.

For PATCH & TWEAK, bjooks creator Kim Bjorn sought out the best co-author possible for a book of this kind: none other than Chris Meyer, world-renowned modular synthesis educator (learningmodular.com). Chris and Kim have created a book overflowing with helpful hints, beautiful illustrations, and hundreds of inspiring ideas, with the help of the editing team of Paul Nagle and Diana Smethurst, with assistance from Sam Molineaux, Nanna Clausen, and Isabella Bondo Bjorn.

It's time to get serious about learning modular.

Packed from cover to cover with everything a modular enthusiast might need to know and with a thoughtful Foreword by modular luminary Suzanne Ciani, PATCH & TWEAK is recognized all over the world as the most beautiful and practical introduction to modular synthesis there is. Add it to your arsenal today!
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Patch & Tweak With Moog
Cat: 835232
 
Extensive focus on all five Moog semi-modular analog synthesizers
Notes: Inspiration in an instant.

The beauty of semi-modular synthesizers is that you can start playing them right away, but with a few patch cables and some inspiration, you can take them so much further. Patch & Tweak With Moog ground you in the basics of synthesis, control voltage, and audio patching, then carries these concepts into practical use on each of the five Moog synths. From there, you'll learn how to further expand your world by connecting them to one another, and even combining them with external synthesizer modules and other gear.

Five Moogs and every one's a star.

Patch & Tweak With Moog gives equal time to all five of the Moog semi-modulars. Learn about the Mother-32's sequencing capabilities, the DFAM's rhythmic tricks, the Subharmonicon's interwoven textures, the Grandmother's performance-oriented flexibility, and the sheer paraphonic power of the Matriarch. Dedicated tips and sample patches for each instrument make sure nobody gets left out... but be careful! By the end of the book, no matter which Moogs you started out with, you're going to want all five!

Interviews you can use.

Artist interviews can be fun to read, but do they ever teach you anything you can use? In Patch & Tweak With Moog, they do! Nearly every interview takes time to discuss how these artists use the very synthesizers featured in this book. You'll get ideas, inspiration, and tons of specially-created patch ideas for the five Moog semi-modulars, all from the people who rule the music world with them.

The Bjooks team.

Patch & Tweak with Moog is written by Kim Bjorn with the full cooperation and assistance of Moog Music. It features contributions from Alex Maiolo and Mike Metlay and is edited by the Atomic Words team of Mike Metlay and Diana Smethurst.

A Moog love letter for everyone.

With nearly 200 pages and a Foreword by world-renowned composer Hans Zimmer, Patch & Tweak with Moog provides an unparalleled look at five incredible synthesizers forming a unique musical ecosystem and the environment where they were born. If you're a collector, a Moog fan, or an artist using these machines, you need to have this amazing book in your lap as you play with these wonderful synthesizers.

Discover secrets and tips from artists.

Over 60 years of invention, innovation, and inspiration have placed Moog synthesizers in the hands of millions of artists - a Who's Who of amazing musicians in every genre of music, giants of decades past, and hot young players alike. Get ready to get your Moog on with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), soundtrack composer Mark Isham, synth legend Suzanne Ciani, modular master Hideki Matsutake (YMO), and Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, as well as artists like Hannes Bieger, King Britt, Daedalus, Danz, Drum & Lace, Bana Haffar, Lightbath, LP Giobbi, MACK, Daniel Miller, mini bear, Mylar Melodies, Noir Et Blanc Vie, Sarah Schachner, Synth Witch, Therminal C, We Are KING, Woo York, and Adrian Younge.

Moog the man and Moog the company.

Engineer, educator, and inspiration to many, Robert Moog carried his creative fire from theremins built in his parents' home to synthesizers that redefined modern music, becoming a household name in the process. We bring you an exclusive retrospective of Bob Moog's life, as well as an interview with Herb Deutsch, the man who helped Bob Moog design the first Moog Modular. The book concludes with an extraordinary 66-year illustrated timeline of Moog products and a look at Moog Music today, and multiple interviews honor employees past and present who carry Bob's vision forward.
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