The topic of art and revolution deserves a much better book than John Molyneux’s The Dialectics of Art. This critical review explains why.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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)
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.