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k-punk & Scanshifts: londonunderlondon

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

  In 2005, k-punk and fellow traveller Scanshifts assembled an audiomentary called londonunderlondon for Resonance FM. A sonic dérive and an expression of Mark’s “pulp modernism”, it wove original voice recordings (including from several guest Dissensians) with traces of Wiley, Metalheadz, Delia Derbyshire and John Foxx, among others. My description at the time: ‘like a beautiful dark […]

Unhome: Remembering Mark Fisher (1968-2017)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Luke says, “People keep crossing over. What do they know that we don’t?” My first persisting impression when I read that Mark Fisher (k-punk, to to a lot of us) had passed on was that there was some glitch in my Fb feed, a surreal error. Or that it was some pointed rhetorical move on […]

Forward Sounds 2008

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

“And you’ll never hear music like this again” – MC GQ (AWOL tape, 1993) Maybe it’s time to revive ‘Forward Sound,’ though maybe in the plural. Circa 2003 that was the open-ended term that used to describe what eventually became dubstep, along with a tangle of threads that split off or got left behind. Just […]

The Skull Disco winners are…

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

… Lesha from Indiana and Dissensian Red Crescent. Congratulations you two.  And thanks to everyone who wrote in.  I wish I had more to give away.

Skull Disco Giveaway

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Great to hear that Skull Disco’s Soundboy Punishments is getting a North American releases this month via Rough Trade USA who have been kind enough to send along two copies for me to give away. Same tracklisting as the UK version, with 19 tracks by Shackleton, Appleblim and Gatekeeper, including the famous Villalobos remix of […]


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

This is horrifying. I hope you’re well, Robert. Please let us know how you’re doing whenever you can. A lot of people will be thinking of you.


Monday, March 26th, 2007

Orphaned King Tubby bass bin. eBay item 320091605269. It’s end of term madness right now. Back in April.


Friday, October 13th, 2006

Martin the Imploder is a funny man and he’s thoroughly taken the mick out of me and our whole little inbred blog scene. “NO!!” Bill screamed, jerking upright in bed. His duvet was soaked in sweat, it was 4.30am. It had been a nightmare! He lit a Marlboro with trembling hands and tried to steady […]


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

I’m suddenly very busy, which is why the Kode9 + Space Ape review still hasn’t appeared. It should only be a couple of days though.


Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Just a short lull while I get back into gear at school. Watch for my review of Kode9 + The Space Ape Memories of the Future LP next week, and my blogariddims contribution next month. Also bits on urban exploration and whatever else comes up. Many thanks to those who’ve linked me already. Until then, […]