Parasol Post: c/o 24 Marfitt Street,
Leicester LE1 6RN
Very prolific zinesters. AAA stuff, Luther Blissett stuff, surreal stuff. Send them a wodge of stamps or cash and see what you get. Particularly recommended is the ever evolving multiple author Downside of Fashion, which reveals the AAA's connection to Zoe Ball.
or phone/fax ++1 (917) 677 7568
Plagiarist International foldout thingy. Related to AAA Aotearoa in some way, with a nod to Neoism. Two issues so far, one of which interviews Luther Blissett in a hotel in Abu Dhabi, while the other concentrates on RAM Technology and rocket building. Free!
BM Senior, London WC1N 3XX
Send SAE for Re:Action newsletters. Issue 10 (final issue) looks at pranks, Mark Thomas, etc. Also the source of the infamous Necrocards and various Stewart Home booklets.
Box 15, 138 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS
Lots of interesting books and booklets. Militias: Rooted in White Supremacy, Green Apocalypse, Camden Parasites. Also Cult Watch and back issues of the London Psychogeographical Association newsletters. SAE for list.
PO Box 1021, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9PW
Loads and loads of Home ephemera, including long-unavailable issues of SMILE magazine, cards, badges, etc. Send SAE for list.
BM Uplift, London WC1N 3XX
The Survival issue is now out. With stuff by me (on why I don't go for this Survivalist/Survivor malarkey), Merrick, AKCT reprint, Gyrus on the potentially extraordinarily dodgy issue of reclaiming the swastika, X Chris fiction, news, reviews, etc. Plus a load of old arse about knives and rubbing two sticks together to make a fire :-). I like the camoflage cover and design job a lot. I think it's £4.
The Cardigan Centre, 145-149 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LJ
The home of Towards 2012, Godhaven, etc. New Sexyouality booklet is well worth a look.
Network News: Earthly Delights, PO Box
2, Cornwall PL22 0YY
Excellent mutant forteana and psychogeography, sometimes as reportage sometimes as fiction. From those Nocturnal Emissions people. £1.50 a throw.
Headache: ATX, PO Box 298, Sheffield, S10 1YU
1st issue of the second series now out. Some really excellent weird fiction, 70s Situationist stuff, TV reviews/analysis, the psychogeography of the M1, Kafka and more. £1 in stamps? Back issues available and also copies of the exquisite Autotoxicity (100 pages, hard bound) for a fiver.
Antagonism: BM Makhno, London WC1N
Publishers of the new edition of The Eclipse and Re-emergence of the Communist Movement, which is well worth a look. Also a great new booklet, Beasts of Burden: capitalism - animals - communism, which manages to get to the heart of the issue without resorting to liberal squeamishness.
NPU, LAA, Victoria Studios, TNTU, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham
SAE for newsletters
Datacide: BM Jed, London
Wicked techno culture zine from the Praxis records crew. Loads of news and reviews of everything from jungle to avant-noise, articles on Pasolini, Wilhelm Reich, terrorism, women in electronic music, etc. £1.50 per issue.
Report: BM WIP, London WC1N 3XX
Industrial music zine with more analysis & harder criticism than most of the others. Lots of Japanese noise stuff, major PTV review-article, plus Mark Stewart and lots more.
Boxholder, PO Box 35, Bangor, LL57 3ZF
Chaos Magick Journal. Two issues available for £2.50 each inclusive (blank cheque, or PO). Cut-ups, dreamwork, surrealism, etc.
Ballad Against Work: Collectivities, Majdoor Library, Autopin
Jhuggi, N.I.T., Faridabad 121001, India. firstname.lastname@example.org
The title speaks for itself really. Great text that describes and analyses work, working conditions and resistance. Doesn't fall back into cloth cap cliches (though I guess that isn't really an issue in India?!) - very compelling, in fact. They can email you the text, and the printed version is pretty widely available in the UK.
Chad Hensley, 410 East Denny Way, #22, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Issue 8 has been out for a while. I've had my ups and downs with Esoterra, but this issue is a damn fine read. The highlight for me is the wonderful Iain Sinclair interview, but there are also interviews with Current 93, Merzbow, Brighter Death Now and horror author Thomas Ligotti. In oo-er territory we have another installment of the series of pieces on the Process Church and an article by Markus Wolff (of Crash Worship) about Vril and the obligatory serial killer stuff (Gacy artwork, piece on visiting him in prison). As ever, the production values are very high indeed - the graphics and photos are extremely well reproduced. $9.00 inc. worldwide.
Home - Confusion Incorporated (Codex Books)
Another hearty helping of journalism, ranting, comments and suchlike. Lots of stuff on pranks and media hacking. And a great article on identity politcis and anarchism. Great stuff!
Beard - Perfumed Head (Book Works)
During the early 90s an intelligence agent's contract with HMG is terminated. He is burnt out but continues to write his final report in the corridors of the London Underground system on a lap top. Once the report is completed, he hurls the lap top into the river thames. At some point it is found and handed to a rogue data retrieval team. They reassemble the text as best they can and post it on the web. The final chapter of the text makes it clear that the agent was suffering from some kind of psychosis. This is that text.
[Though, actually it isn't. The agent appeared in Steve Beard's previous work, Digital Leatherette. This book was originally an attempt to expand on his story, but Beard realised that a standard novel would not be sufficient. He therefore fed the finished text through two software programmes to mash it up. The results contain a narrative that has been remixed, fucked up, distorted. Digital cut-ups, the dub version. It all works very well - conveying the psychosis and hardware fuck ups as part of the text...]
89 Vernon Road, Stratford, London E15 4DQ
More of Howard's writing - this has got so much stuff in it, he could have padded it out a bit and published it as a book. "Evacuate The Leftist Bunker", Factory Records, etc. This isn't the sort of thing you can just flick through. It demands concentrated reading, re-reading and thought. Putting in the effort reaps rich rewards, though. £3
A Journal of Urban Exploration: Geography Department, Daysh Building,
University of Newcastle, Newcastle NE1 7RU.
An academic journal that should be of interest to you if you're reading this. Issue 4 features a whole bunch of psychogeography ("Reason and Unreason in the Street", "Architectural Aesthetics and Power", an exploration of the West Yorkshire Metro train network, mad cows and bovril on the Glasgow street map, Motorway Elvis), lots of Asger Jorn stuff and some excellent feature reviews (John Barker, who was convicted of being in the Angry Brigade on Tom Vague's book about them, Fabian Tompsett on the Situationist issue of October 79 journal, Mark Tey on the ends of Class War, Neil Orr on the Turner Prize). Plus multiple names, shamanic rock art and debates. It's a 131 page perfect bound monster with high production values (nice full colour Jorn cover). Issue 2/3 should still be available and is well worth getting too. A 2 issue sub is £15 in the UK (or £7.50 unwaged). Overseas subs are £16 or US$25.
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