Archive for the 'Books' Category

On the war path…

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

I got hacked a couple of weeks ago, which has set me back a bit.  That Mr.Bump/Funky post and others are coming but I had to do a lot of damage control after an iframe injection attack that left all of my sites quarantined by Google/Firefox.  The good news is that the blog and Dark […]

JG Ballard tributes

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Illuminated Man For those who didn’t catch it, ‘Deeptime’ is a nod to JG Ballard’s first neuronic odyssey, The Drowned World. And the last ten minutes of my 2007 Blogariddims mix was also a partial tribute to the book, meant to work as a soundtrack to its closing lines.  Ballard died of prostate cancer in […]

Missionaries Moving

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

So many people doing cool things right now… Gutta’s Bleepfiend label kicks off with 10 attic recordings, circa 1993-95, from No. 1 Astronaut, aka, Bob Bharma, “slightly better known today as one half of ‘space loop’ composers Data 70.”  Artwork by Woofah contributor Doppleganger and it’s completely free.  »»  Paul ‘Grievous Angel/777/Shards and Fragments’ Meme’s […]

Troglodytes of the Urban Imagination

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Colonies gone native in the infrastructure, perennial fixation of the urban industrial psyche. … “The southern end of the tunnel is flooded, an invitation to a refreshing swim. For a moment it seems that others have already followed this invitation and are now splashing around a deep pit in the tunnel’s middle, their muted laughter […]

Dub Book

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I ran into local reggae historian Jim Dooley a short while ago and he told me that he’d just written a review of a new book on Dub over at the Small Axe web zine. I read up and ordered it the same day. Michael Veal’s Dub: Soundscapes & Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae is […]

Uncarved shop

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Did you know John Eden was an astronaut? I didn’t. His travel writings and more at the new Uncarved shop.


Thursday, May 24th, 2007

My other half had a birthday earlier this month which gave me an excuse to splurge on this gorgeously bound retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective. Published by FACT and Liverpool University Press, and edited by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar of the Otolith Group, The Ghosts of Songs collects more than 20 essays, […]