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Michael Tencer: Affirmisms

Michael Tencer: Affirmisms

Fed up with the whole­some good­ness that pops magic­ally out of the neg­a­tion of the neg­a­tion every time you try it? Try Michael Ten­cer­’s affirm­a­tion of the affirm­a­tion instead to exper­i­ence a life crum­bling like your teeth in dreams.

Video Interview with Andy Wilson re. William Blake vs the World

Video Interview with Andy Wilson re. William Blake vs the World

John Higgs recently pub­lished his book, Wil­li­am Blake vs the World—a ‘coun­ter­cul­tur­al’ take on Blake’s work, writ­ten for a non-aca­­dem­ic audi­ence. Here, Con­or Kostick inter­views Andy Wilson about his review of the book and more gen­er­ally about Blake’s rel­ev­ance to the countrculture.

Andy Wilson: The Brilliant New Hercules

Andy Wilson: The Brilliant New Hercules

Two years after invent­ing relief etch­ing, the print­ing meth­od best suited to record­ing late 18th cen­tury revolu­tion­ary free improv vis­ions, Wil­li­am Blake & his wife Cath­er­ine moved to 13 Her­cules Build­ings, Lam­beth, Lon­don. For the next ten years at the Her­cules, accord­ing to James Joyce, “Ele­ment­al beings and spir­its of dead great men often came to the poet’s room at night to speak with him about art and the imagination.”

Michael Tencer, Andy Wilson: The Assassin

Michael Tencer, Andy Wilson: The Assassin

The Assas­sin includes excerpts from all the Unkant pub­lic­a­tions released since we star­ted out in 2011. There are also 100s of pages of scores, pho­to­graphs, poems, paint­ings and images, essays, com­ics, reviews, notices and mani­fes­tos from the AMM, its friends and supporters.

Ken Fox: Azmud

Ken Fox: Azmud

AROMATIC INFLUX of hard cur­rent, excess adia­bat­ic export, bank pic­nic under­pinned by mop­ping policy. Soak up repo options and bond the bil­low­ing bil­lions in their rallies.

Andy Wilson: Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970–75

Andy Wilson: Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970–75

“There is no group more myth­ic­al than Faust” (Juli­an Cope) “When the Ger­mans do some­thing, they don’t fuck around” (Jean-Her­­vé Péron): A book about the band Faust, the legendary krautrock group. Fully illus­trated, it con­tains reviews all of the group’s records from the peri­od 1970–75 as well as recount­ing the rise of krautrock and its rela­tion to the social upheavals of the ’60s.

Rob Dellar: Splitting in Two: Mad Pride and Punk Rock Oblivion

Rob Dellar: Splitting in Two: Mad Pride and Punk Rock Oblivion

In this incen­di­ary slice of under-the-radar Brit­ish social his­tory we meet every­one from Ron­nie Corbett to a Broad­moor inmate whose index offence was the sub­ject of a D‑Notice. Robert Dellar’s anti-author­it­ar­i­an and take-no-pris­on­ers spir­it of mis­chief makes it pos­sible for read­ers of every per­sua­sion to find some­thing to offend their sensibilities.
Simon Mor­ris (Ceram­ic Hobs)

Ben Watson: Blake in Cambridge

Ben Watson: Blake in Cambridge

Blake in Cam­bridge was writ­ten after read­ing Wil­li­am Blake’s vis­ion­ary epic Milton dur­ing exten­ded bouts of child­care in Coram’s Fields in the sum­mer of 2010.

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