Weekend links 150


One of A Pair of Peacocks (2012) by Feanne.

Jonathan Barnbrook reveals his package design for the new David Bowie CD. The Barnbrook studio has also designed the catalogue for the forthcoming V&A Bowie exhibition. And there’s more (don’t worry, it’ll be over soon): Jon Savage on When Bowie met Burroughs.

• “Witches have a fashion moment,” says the NYT. Nice clothes but the writing trots out too many of the usual lazy clichés. Related: A Tale of Witches, Woodland and Half-remembered Melodies…, a new mix by Melmoth the Wanderer.

Calidostópia! is a free album (FLAC & mp3) from Marcus Popp aka Oval: “an enticing 16-track collaboration…with seven wonderful singers/musicians from all over South America”.

Before meeting Moorcock in person, [Hari] Kunzru went on to say, ‘I didn’t realise the role he’d played in connecting so many different scenes and undergrounds together – the psychedelic music scene, the science fiction scene, the hip experimental literature scene around people like William Burroughs, pop art’.

Brave New Worlds: A Michael Moorcock Retrospective by Carol Huston. Moorcock’s Elric novels will be published by Glénat in new bande dessinée adaptations later this year.

• More art by Michael W. Kaluta at The Golden Age. And more fantastic comics/illustration by Philippe Caza at 50 Watts. There’s more Caza here.

• Mine and David Britton’s new book, Lord Horror: Reverbstorm, was reviewed at The Spectator.

Google Street Scene: “Moments of cinema captured by Google Street View cameras”.

Cosmic Sentinels and Spiral Jetties: JG Ballard, Robert Smithson & Tacita Dean

• Strange Flowers showcases the heads of Pavel Tchelitchew, 1949–1952.

Setting in the East: Diamanda Galás on Women and Real Horror

Little Joe: “A magazine about queers and cinema, mostly.”

Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV.

Treatises on Dust: Antic Found Texts

The Wizard Blew His Horn (1975) by Hawkwind (with Michael Moorcock) | Brothel In Rosenstrasse (1982) by Michael Moorcock’s Deep Fix | Running Through The Back Brain (1983) by Hawkwind (with Michael Moorcock)

2 thoughts on “Weekend links 150”

  1. First off, and I’ll keep this brief since the review and Savoy’s website say enough, but your Reverbstorm is one of the most beautiful illustrated books I have ever purchased. As for the Diamanda Galas-related and other witchy entries, I’ve lately run across a few very good tumblers that specialize in just that.



    The second one may require a bit more browsing since the blogger in question there seems a bit self-indulgent. Obviously each gallery has a strong feminine streak going since by timeless popular taste witches are predominantly female. However, and granted I can’t recall any particulars, a few of male subjects scattered here and there led me to some predominantly gay galleries that you might find interesting, but again I can make no promises.

    As for your frequent experimental music posts and preoccupation with mysticism, have you ever heard of Aluk Todolo? Previously I had found their releases hit-or-miss, either I really liked them or really didn’t. Their latest release, a double album simply called Occult Rock, blew away all my expectations. In many cases such an album title would be a tell-tale sign of derivative hack musicians. Not so this time, at least in my opinion. It doesn’t require a more specific or original title.




  2. Thanks, good to hear you like the book but then I think given your art preferences you’re in the target audience.

    Great Tumblrs, I’m always encouraging women to explore their witchy side. Those things are useful too when you need some interesting clothing reference.

    And thanks too for the Aluk Todolo tip, I’d not come across them before. I’ve been listening to Ufomammut recently and was thinking I’d lost touch with what’s happening at the guitar end of things. I like Aluk Todolo’s Discogs description as wanting to combine Krautrock with Black Metal, that’s the kind of aim that’s bound to catch my attention. I think I’ll buy that album, it’s making the right noises.

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