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Thursday, 05 September 2013

BONAFIDE - Issue 08, Bonafide

BONAFIDE

Issue 08

Bonafide

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: BON8

Uk's street-culture mag got you covered with new hero Danny Brown on the cover and in interview. Plus the magazine chats with primo B-Boy, Edan; 'im from the Streets, Mike Skinner; the legendary James Lavalle chatting about his seminal Mo'wax label; Gold Panda and Mount Kimbie cover the electronic angles; and there's much more on Kilelr Mike, Thundercat, Big Daddy Kane, Kon and all the reviews, tips and culture you need.

Monday, 26 August 2013

ARTHUR  - No. 34, ARTHUR

ARTHUR

No. 34

ARTHUR

Format_dot_stuffMag // £5.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: ARTHUR34

**Twenty-four 15" x 22.75" pages (16 colour, 8 b/w), broadsheet format now with 50% more pages** Arthur Magazine returns with a bumper edition of underground reportage. Headline feature is an extensive, unprecedented tête à tête between MV/EE's Matt Valentin and Byron Coley discussing the psychedelic steward's 20+ year career, illustrated by Arik Roper, plus articles on Californian psych-rockers Feeding People; Aromatic Aphrodisiacs; Austin Grossman on the weirdness of playing and making computer games; the centre for Tactical Magic on Anarcho-Occultism; interview with esoteric map-maker David Chaim Smi… Read more
ARTHUR  - No. 34, ARTHUR

Thursday, 15 August 2013

THE WIRE - Issue 355: September 2013, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 355: September 2013

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE355

Bristol's new school - Young Echo + Livity Sound - look so solid on the cover of this month's edition of the Wire magazine and give a great interview with Rory Gibb amidst the clamour of St Paul's carnival. There's also a excellent User's Guide To the extensive works of influential post-punks, Cabaret Voltaire, and articles by Julia Holter and Theo Parrish on Linda Perhacs and Biggie Smalls, respectively, plus features on the recent spate of Devo reissues; Japanese noise legends, Hijokaidan; West Country electronic anarchics, Hacker Farm; and Algerian beat-maker, El Mahdy Jr, beside all the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know.
THE WIRE - Issue 355: September 2013, Wire

Thursday, 11 July 2013

THE WIRE - Issue 354: August 2013, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 354: August 2013

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE354

August's issue of the essential music monthly features a 20-track cover CD with music by Nils Frahm, Ritornell, Bernhard Weiss, and the Dust-To-Digital label, among others. Chicago Underground Duo's trumpet virtuoso and free jazz legend Rob Mazurek stars in the cover and in interview, alongside features on Hamburg's incredible DJ, Helena Hauff, New York's famed theatrical vocalist Meredith Monk, and Anne Hilde Neset's chat with Denmark's first electronic composer, Else Marie Pade, plus Circle frontman Jussi Lehtisalo doing the Invisible Jukebox, and all the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know.
THE WIRE - Issue 354: August 2013, Wire

Thursday, 13 June 2013

FLORIAN HECKER - Chimerizations, Primary Information
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FLORIAN HECKER

Chimerizations

Primary Information

Format_dot_stuffBook // £22.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: 9780985136420

**Florian Hecker presents a typically complex visual and text accompaniment to his most recent major work, 'Chimärisation' for Editions Mego. Includes the original experimental libretto 'The Snake, The Goat and the Ladder (A board game for playing chimera)' written by Iranian author and philosopher Reza Negarastani. 304 pages, 6 x 9" book with 474 colour illustrations, 30 black / white illustrations** "Chimerizations feature a radically new form of documentation of Florian Hecker's sound works that dramatize the phenomenon of Auditory Chimaeras. “Chimeras are integrated bodies that synt… Read more
FLORIAN HECKER - Chimerizations, Primary Information
THE WIRE - Issue 353: July 2013, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 353: July 2013

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE353

Incomparable kiwi trio The Dead C are on the cover of this months Wire, and in conversation with David Keenan ahead of their upcoming Euro tour. Peerless and prolific mastering engineer Rashad Becker ov Dubplates & Mastering gives a rare interview in anticipation of his incredible debut LP, and Pangaea represents for Hessle Audio with frank chat in the Invisible Jukebox section. A user's guide to Don Cherry illuminates the free-jazz trumpeter's borderless world, and there's much more on Ryoko Akama, Hong Kong's noise scene, and cautious celebration of the rise of vinyl by Numero Group's Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier. All the usual news, listings and reviews included.
THE WIRE - Issue 353: July 2013, Wire

Thursday, 16 May 2013

THE WIRE - Issue 352: June 2013, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 352: June 2013

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE352

June 2013 issue of the monthly essential pits their writers in "decoding the word in underground music…from Fluxus to Footwork, John Cage to Corrupted, meta-pop songs to punk mantras, and beyond". There are also features on the upcoming and hugely promising Mississippi Records tour of Europe and a fascinating piece on the fog horn performance at Souter Point lighthouse in Newcastle, England. Jaap Blonk doing the Invisible Jukebox, besides more on the reissue of London Posse's 'Gangster Chronicle' reissue, an interview with etheric Japanese singer, Sachiko, and the noise scene in Newcastle. NSW. All usual news, reviews and listings also included.
THE WIRE - Issue 352: June 2013, Wire

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

YETI - Yeti 13, YETI PUBLISHING
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YETI

Yeti 13

YETI PUBLISHING

Format_dot_stuffBook + 7" // £13.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: YETI13

**Softbound 192-page book printed on glossy, heavy duty paper with oversized cover flaps - one housing a 7" with four exclusive songs** Yeti return with a crammed 13th edition housed in "wraparound" cover by Geneviève Castrée. Inside you'll find classic posters from the Christchurch, NZ  '80s scene, originally designed and printed by Stuart "Kawoski" Page of Axemen, plus a lengthy oral history of American shoegaze rockers Codeine by Mike McGonigal; a batch of recent paintings by David Moreno; introduction to the great/forgotten Surrealist writer Gisele Prassinos by Sarah Lippincott; found photos selecte… Read more
YETI - Yeti 13, YETI PUBLISHING

Thursday, 02 May 2013

MODESELEKTOR - We Are Modeselektor, Monkeytown Records
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MODESELEKTOR

We Are Modeselektor

Monkeytown Records

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £21.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: MTRDVD1

**Following announcement of their 2nd Moderat album, hard-working party starters Modeselektor share Romi Agel and Holger Wick's intimate portrait of their phenomenal rise to success: 72 minute DVD + 16:53 minutes of bonus material and music videos** "An odd duo that raises international mass hysteria and has been creating a credible sound for years now - Modeselektor seems to be a phenomenon in itself. The search for the origin of this phenomenon leads us into the depths of the biographies of two kids born and raised in East Germany, whose creativity, enthusiasm and idea of a collecti… Read more
MODESELEKTOR - We Are Modeselektor, Monkeytown Records
MODESELEKTOR - We Are Modeselektor, Monkeytown Records
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MODESELEKTOR

We Are Modeselektor

Monkeytown Records

Format_dot_stuffBlu-ray // £21.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: MTRBRD1

**Following announcement of their 2nd Moderat album, hard-working party starters Modeselektor share Romi Agel and Holger Wick's intimate portrait of their phenomenal rise to success: 72 minute Blu Ray + 16:53 minutes of bonus material and music videos** "An odd duo that raises international mass hysteria and has been creating a credible sound for years now - Modeselektor seems to be a phenomenon in itself. The search for the origin of this phenomenon leads us into the depths of the biographies of two kids born and raised in East Germany, whose creativity, enthusiasm and idea of a coll… Read more
MODESELEKTOR - We Are Modeselektor, Monkeytown Records

Thursday, 25 April 2013

THE WIRE - Issue 351: May 2013, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 351: May 2013

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE351

The Wire gathers all members past and present of the mighty Wolf Eyes for an extensive feature looking at the over 1000 (!!!) albums released between the various members in the last couple of decades. Rabih Beani aka Morphosis also stars in a feature interview with Rory Gibb discussing his passions for Sun Ra, Lebanese folk and raw techno. Oval takes on the Invisible Jukebox and regular features cover Ljubljana hardcore punk and rap scenes, Woodstock's Creative Music Studio, and all the usual news, listings and reviews.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

HARMONY KORINE - A Crack-Up At The Race Riots, Drag City
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HARMONY KORINE

A Crack-Up At The Race Riots

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffBook // £13.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: DC486

"It's about a race war and it happens in Florida. And the Jewish people sit in trees. And the black people are run by M.C. Hammer. And the whites are run by Vanilla Ice. I wanted to write the Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel." - Harmony Korine, addressing a national television audience, 10/17/97 Back in print from Harmony Korine, 'A Crackup At The Race Riots' was originally published by Mainstreet / Doubleday in 1998. Korine's first novel presents fragments of a portrait in multimedia: print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempt… Read more
HARMONY KORINE - A Crack-Up At The Race Riots, Drag City

Thursday, 21 February 2013

SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone

SIGUR ROS

Valtari Film Experiment

Parlophone

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £15.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: P735 5059

"Sigur Rós’s ambitious plan to make a film for every track on last year's ‘Valtari’ album drew to a close in December with one of the series’ most ambitious submissions from director Floria Sigismondi. The flyblown 10-min mini-epic features indie movie stars Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, as father and daughter, one of whom may be dead. The sixteenth film in the series, it renews Sigur Ros's relationship with Sigismondi, who in 2003 won the European MTV video of year for the band's ‘Vaka', in which gas-masked school children played in the black snow of a nuclear winter. This new packa… Read more
SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone
SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone

SIGUR ROS

Valtari Film Experiment

Parlophone

Format_dot_stuffBlu-ray // £19.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: P741 8369

"Sigur Rós’s ambitious plan to make a film for every track on last year's ‘Valtari’ album drew to a close in December with one of the series’ most ambitious submissions from director Floria Sigismondi. The flyblown 10-min mini-epic features indie movie stars Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, as father and daughter, one of whom may be dead. The sixteenth film in the series, it renews Sigur Ros's relationship with Sigismondi, who in 2003 won the European MTV video of year for the band's ‘Vaka', in which gas-masked school children played in the black snow of a nuclear winter. This new packa… Read more
SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone

Thursday, 14 February 2013

THE WIRE - Issue 349: March 2013, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 349: March 2013

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE349

Sax power player Mats Gustafsson stars on the cover of The Wire's March issue and in the main interview. Former NYC punk and singer Little Annie is tested by The Invisible Jukebox and you'll find further features of Powell, Ergo Phizmiz and the wonderful Lonnie Holley further in, alongside articles on DIY music culture in Honduras and a primer on US hardcore.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

BONAFIDE - Issue 07, Bonafide

BONAFIDE

Issue 07

Bonafide

Format_dot_stuffMag // £3.99

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: BON7

UK-based beats and culture magazine fronts its 7th issue with Flying Lotus on the cover and in interview. There are also interviews and features with further west coast hip hop types DJ Shadow, Ice-T, Kendrick Lamar, and Shepard Fairey, while the UK gets a look-in courtesy of Brainfeeders British ambassador Lapalux and UK Rap stalwarts Jehst and Kashmere, and it all gets a bit mental on a phone interview with Lee "Scratch" Perry.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

PRURIENT / CARLOS CASAS - Vezdekhod, Von Archives
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PRURIENT / CARLOS CASAS

Vezdekhod

Von Archives

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £12.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: VON008

**Edition of 500** Von archives, where have you been all our lives?! Part of our introduction to this fine Italian boutique imprint is this awesome documentary-cum-sound experiment pairing Carlos Casas' footage and field recordings made in the classic Russian Vezdekhod tank with a deconstructed soundtrack by Dominick Fernow aka Prurient (aka Vatican Shadow). The all-terrain Vezdekhod tank is the primary mode of transport for most folk in Siberia. Carlos Casas captured a seemingly bum-bruising journey in one of these things somewhere in the tundra of Chukotka Region, Northeastern Siberi… Read more
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PRURIENT / CARLOS CASAS - Vezdekhod, Von Archives
JOHN DUNCAN - The Tailing, Von Archives
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JOHN DUNCAN

The Tailing

Von Archives

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £12.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: VON010

**Edition of 500** Celebrated American sound artist John Duncan presents "a microscopical audiovisual study on pornography" on Italy's Von Archive. 'The Tailing' was premiered at 'Three Days Of Struggle' in Vittorio Veneto on 21st February, 2010. Slow, keening Hammond organ improvisation is entwined with shadowy, oily monochrome visuals in an extended, tantric, morphing scan of what we can only presume are writhing bodies, but never becomes clear.
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LAGO MORTO / NICO VASCELLARI - Obitorio Veneto, Von Archives
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LAGO MORTO / NICO VASCELLARI

Obitorio Veneto

Von Archives

Format_dot_stuffDVD+CD // £14.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: VON007

**Edition of 500 CD + DVD** Italian punk performance artist Nico Vascelari created Lago Morto - a band, or 'a social punk sculpture' according to curator Diedrich Diedrichsen - for the 'Rock Scissors Paper' exhibition at Kunsthaus Graz. The 'Obitorio Veneto' CD compiles their catalogue of 14 songs, and the accompanying DVD documents the group rambunctious, thrilling performances at 16 locations over 15 days in Nico's native Vittorio Veneto at non musical venues such as bar, osteria, pizzeria, launderette, video store etc, plus an extra video of all 16 performances played sim… Read more
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LAGO MORTO / NICO VASCELLARI - Obitorio Veneto, Von Archives

Thursday, 11 October 2012

THE WIRE - Issue 345 : November 2012, The Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 345 : November 2012

The Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE345

Peter Brötzmann mans the cover of this months Wire. His lung busting catalogue, life and attitudes on art are explored in depth at home in Wuppertal with David Keenan, alongside feature articles on Jamaican dub pioneer Niney The Observer, and avant-garde filmmaker Stuart Wynn Jones. Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille face off with the Invisible Jukebox and you'll also find articles on Holly Herndon, Robin The Fog, and Schimpfluch, beside all the usual news, reviews, and listings.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

SIC ALPS - Sic Alps, Drag City

SIC ALPS

Sic Alps

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC520CS

Album number four from America's "toppermost of the poppermost", Sic Alps, and number two for their pals at Drag City. The small stars and stripes on the front cover gives good indication of what's in store; they've largely dropped the distortion and upped the country/Americana quota, becoming a much more "mature" prospect than their endearing garage exploits for Siltbreeze, Woodsist, Important et al. It's essentially American pop music with heaps of classic references regurgitated in their knowing style, a sound which apparently caused Stephen Malkmus to claim they would be "one of the most im… Read more
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SIC ALPS - Sic Alps, Drag City

Thursday, 16 August 2012

THE WIRE - Issue 343 : September 2012, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 343 : September 2012

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE343

September's issue places Josephine Foster on the cover and in conversation covering her spellbinding mix of lieder, opera, folk and psych. Grime's elder statesman gives an enlightening Invisible Jukebox session and Robert Hood discusses his new album and Detroit. Elsewhere, Crass's Penny Rimbaud & Gee Vaucher talk about their current actions, and we're introduced to the work of unsung UK composer Terence Dwyer. Includes all usual reviews, listings and comment. Always worth your time.
STEFAN GOLDMANN - Parameter, Macro Recordings
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STEFAN GOLDMANN

Parameter

Macro Recordings

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £8.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: MACROM27

**DVD PAL. 16:9. German with English subtitles. 41 minutes. Region Code free** 'Parameter' is a documentary film about the music and practice of Macro label owner, DJ and producer, Stefan Goldmann. The press notes allude to Goldmann as "Techno's most restless innovator" which is probably more hyperbolic than true, because to be fair, his profile outside of Berlin isn't so noticeable (to us, at least). But for what it's worth, this is probably one of the best DVDs on the Berlin Techno thing that we've seen: Goldmann gives lucid, intelligent and straightforward answers to director and intervie… Read more
STEFAN GOLDMANN - Parameter, Macro Recordings

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

MIDNIGHT DAVIS - Aftershocks, FIVE EASY PIECES

MIDNIGHT DAVIS

Aftershocks

FIVE EASY PIECES

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £10.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FEP005T

Striking debut release by London's Midnight Davis, landing on the discerning Five Easy Pieces imprint. 'Aftershocks' is much more melancholic than anything previously on the label, channelling the ghosts of British indie, pop, and rave into dubbed-out and dystopian electronic scapes. The likes of James Blake, Cloud Boat and Holy Other are all apt comparisons for this sound, in as much that they express that unique bedroom spirit, but Midnight really stakes out his own take on that aesthetic with 'Aftershocks', from the dank and isolated '90s Trip-Hop gloom of 'Letting It Flow' to the l… Read more
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MIDNIGHT DAVIS - Aftershocks, FIVE EASY PIECES

Thursday, 26 July 2012

NOEL HAWKS & JAH FLOYD / BUNNY 'STRIKER' LEE - Reggae Going International 1967-1976: The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story, Jamaican Recordings
**Excellent 190-page hardback biography with 22-track 'Greatest Hits' CD documenting Bunny Lee's foundational work in establishing the reggae scene both at home and abroad. Includes chapters of King Tubby, Pama Records, Lee Perry, Niney and more, plus nuff unseen photographs** "In a career that has lasted for over forty years Bunny 'Striker' Lee has faithfully met the needs of his audience for music that accurately reflected their concerns and, in the process, enjoyed huge hits and provided work for dozens of sin… Read more
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NOEL HAWKS & JAH FLOYD / BUNNY 'STRIKER' LEE - Reggae Going International 1967-1976: The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story, Jamaican Recordings

Thursday, 28 June 2012

PIXIES - Pixies, 4AD

PIXIES

Pixies

4AD

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £13.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: VAD2407DVDN

*PAL compatible* "Released straight to DVD in 2004 as a love letter to the famed four-piece from Boston, 4AD’s ode to the Pixies is a long-awaited dream come true for rabid fans everywhere. Combining live footage, videos, and not one, but two documentaries, the disc gives love to the seminal outfit who changed the face of rock music and then disappeared all-too-soon into infamy. Recorded live on May 1, 1988, at the Town & Country Club in London, the complete live show features the foursome at their best. Stripped down, with their dynamics working on overdrive, this is the time and moment when the Pixies … Read more
PIXIES - Pixies, 4AD
BAUHAUS - Shadow Of Light / Archive, Beggars Banquet

BAUHAUS

Shadow Of Light / Archive

Beggars Banquet

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £10.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: BB022DVD

*Fully compatible with PAL systems.* "This DVD contains all the Bauhaus promotional videos and live performances recorded at the Old Vic Theatre, London in 1982. Originally released on two VHS tapes, this is a contemporaneous document of the first incarnation of this legendary band who stole the show with their performance at Coachella 2005. When they disbanded in 1983, members Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins found success both as solo artists and as members of Love And Rockets, Tones On Tail, and Dalis Car. However, there’s a certain night music that only happens … Read more
BAUHAUS - Shadow Of Light / Archive, Beggars Banquet

Thursday, 21 June 2012

DEAD CAN DANCE - Toward The Within, 4AD
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DEAD CAN DANCE

Toward The Within

4AD

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £12.49

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Cat. Number: VAD4015DVDN

*NTSC DVD compatible in the UK* "‘Toward The Within’ was recorded in one take in November 1993 in the Mayfair Theatre in Santa Monica, California, and was released by 4AD as an album and a video (VHS and Laserdisc) a year later. It was the last major event to take place in the Mayfair Theatre before it was severely damaged in an earthquake in January 1994 and had to be closed indefinitely. The video was filmed by producer Mark Magison, known for his work on 1992’s ‘Baraka’, and contains interviews with Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, as well a music video for ‘Yulunga (Spirit Dance)’,… Read more
DEAD CAN DANCE - Toward The Within, 4AD

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

BONAFIDE - Issue 06, Bonafide

BONAFIDE

Issue 06

Bonafide

Format_dot_stuffMag // £3.99

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: BON6

Bonafide ledges allegiance to all strands of underground Hip Hop and street culture, and their mutual relatives. Their latest issue stars Doom's mask on the cover and the man himself in interview, beside features on Juan Atkins, Lex Records, Rusko, Pete Rock, Adult Swim and graffiti from Daim and Sick Boy. Ch-ch-check it oot, pal.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

CHILLY GONZALES - The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales Live With Orchestra, Gentle Threat
"Chilly Gonzales left Canada for Berlin in 1998. Daft Punk, Bjork remixes did him well, but it wasn't enough. So on to Paris, and collaborations with Feist on her Let It Die and The Reminder albums. Solo Piano then became Gonzales' own best selling album, introducing Gonzo to an audience who actually buy music sometimes. The piano pieces were used in documentaries, in films. But to fully satisfy his insatiable ambition, only one thing was left to do and he did it in 2009: Chilly Gonzales broke Guinness' World Record for longest solo concert with 27 h… Read more
CHILLY GONZALES - The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales Live With Orchestra, Gentle Threat