Film for a Friday: The Sensual Nature of Sound

THE SENSUAL NATURE OF SOUND (1993) 4 Composers Laurie Anderson, Tania León, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros Dir: Michael Blackwood Yes, getting the most out of my Kanopy account and distracting me from being on a treadmill so I don’t just think about the capitalist grind of our lives in the midst of a pandemic. Also…

Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker?

Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? Everyone apparently: all the edge lords who should embrace a unique voice of pain and punk ethos; all the punk writers who want to champion a rebel voice and a fuck-you attitude; all the sex-positive feminists who want to celebrate our bodies and the right to express our truths however…

#FolkHorror: Lullaby

I have been reading the excellent biography of Shirley Jackson by Ruth Franklin, which of course makes me turn to Jackson’s own writing for various things (some books are still packed in boxes alas, and it is too hot to spend time in the garage looking for them). I decided to re-read this essay which…

#FolkHorror Remix featuring Higora

A new and exclusive Higora track is available as part of the Melmoth the Wanderer Folk Horror Revival Remix. Here’s the description of the set: The second Folk Horror Revival mix from Melmoth the Wanderer. All the tracks featured in this offering were submitted by members of the FHR Facebook group and woven together by…

Coming Soon: Bissette, Moore & Me

The cat’s out of the bag on this long-gestating project: my contribution came about from the 2010 Conference on Alan Moore at the University of Northampton that the now-sadly-departed Nathan Wiseman-Trowse organised. My presentation: Rite Here: Ritual, Performance and the Magick of Place From his first public working, The Birth Caul, Alan Moore has always had…

Forthcoming fun! Fun now!

Delighted to be invited! Here’s the latest from Liz over at Punk Noir Magazine including her latest music video: Just trying to keep the channel open, to quote Martha Graham. Oh, and I made this today: And then there’s the billionty things what I wrote over at Punk Noir Magazine for you to peruse at…

Out Now: >>>>>>Self Isolating Compilation<<<<<< by Linear Obsessional

>>>>>>Self Isolating Compilation<<<<<< by Linear Obsessional ‘Musicians, sound makers and artists isolated and creating. Solo sound works all recorded at home. Volume 2 will bring the artists together. I started coming up with the idea for the >>>>Self Isolating Compilation<<<<< just before the full lockdowns started – we were all being told it would be a…

Out Soon: Man of the World – Paul D. Brazill

MAN OF THE WORLD Paul D.Brazill Out April 17 from All Due Respect Books but you can pre-order it now. It’s always good news to hear that Mr B has a new book out. I even got my grubby mitts on an advanced copy so read ’em and weep, folks — I already have! Read…

Bandcamp Bonanza

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou Hie yourselves over to Bandcamp: 100% of the proceeds go to the creators. Many artists of every stripe are facing difficulties in the midst of the pandemic. Precarity is fun for no one!…

#FallFriday: A New Face in Hell

Delighted to watch this: good embodiment of the two figures now gone — is your hell my heaven or vice versa, do those ontologies even matter and can one continue cultural critique from beyond the veil…? SLASH EPISODE 02 A New Face in Hell BY Emily Allan & Leah Hennessy ABOUT Welcome to hell. The late…