*** These books are imported from Berlin! ***
Features: Towards a New African Fascism; Multiculturalism, Immunisation and Rhythm: Interview with Alexej Ulbricht; Last Survivors or First Mutants: Notes on Surplus Population; A Deadly Mediterranean: Technical Trials of Modern Warfare; Sincere Genesis: On Félix Guattari and Groups; Interview with Osha Neumann; Marketisation of Mass Education in England: A Brief History; A Cry Against Help & 13 Protheses on Carelessness of the Self. Book Reviews: ‘These Days are not to be Missed’: 1990s Rave and Club Culture in Fiction; Peter Sedgwick: Psycho Politics – Laing, Foucault, Goffman, Szasz and the Future of Mass Psychiatry; Marcel Bois: Kommunisten gegen Hitler und Stalin. Die linke Opposition der KPD in der Weimarer Republik – Eine Gesamtdarstellung. Fiction: Pigeon. Music: Fluxus and DIY Concerts; Datacide Activities Since the Last Issue. News: Endless War; Infiltration and Agent Provocateurs; Surveillance, Control and Repression; Neo-Nazis, the National Socialist Underground and the State; Why Do Refugees Want To Go To England? Plus: Record Reviews, Charts, Comics and Illustrations.
Almanac for Noise & Politics 2016
The brand new Almanac for Noise & Politics 2016 (release date May 28, 2016) is made up of a total of five sections that go into depth on some topics previously examined in datacide. Some of the texts have been previously published, some are new and exclusive or translations.
The first section compiles material about and by Nomex, noise artist and film maker, including a discography of his label Adverse.
The second section consists of two critiques of the Left from a communist point of view, one targeting the knee-jerk anti-Imperialism still prevalent in many sections of the Left, the other is an excerpt from a critique of anarchism by Luther Blissett.
The third section is concerned with our ongoing investigations and denouncements of far Right infiltration in popular culture. We see this as an integral part of antifascist activity. Featured here is the article From Subculture to Hegemony - Transversal Strategies of the New Right in Neofolk and Martial Industrial by Christoph Fringeli from datacide eleven.
Part 4 consists of an appraisal of the Vision label which I ran out of Basel, Switzerland in 1986-1992. The main text is an edited English translation of a contribution to the book Heute und danach by Lurker Grand and André P. Tschan, which appeared in 2012. As it is 30 years ago now that the first Vision appeared it makes sense to document this pre-history of Praxis, which was founded in 1992 after I disbanded Vision.
To illustrate this further and make a connection to the present we reprint Die Menschenhauttrommel (the human skin drum) by Alex Buess from the Vision zine Flash Team Report (Vision 18) from 1988.
The final part of this almanac is a catalogue of our exclusive titles, back issues of datacide and available books.
Almanac for Noise & Politics 2015
If you’re already familiar with datacide magazine and our related record label for extreme electronic music - Praxis - then you’re familiar with the efforts we’ve made over the last two decades to continually explore the intersections of radical politics and underground rave culture, experimental and extreme electronic music, moments of free spaces and momentary freak-outs and how these can be represented on the page and through the speakers. If not, this may be a good place to start. Either way, the Almanac for noise & politics 2015 contains a selection of articles and excerpts from various issues of datacide, as well as a peek into the activities of the Praxis label and its offshoots. This first edition is meant to be a brief introduction to the wide range of topics covered in datacide.
Articles include: Post-Media Operators by Howard Slater/Eddie Miller/Flint Michigan, No Stars here (track -1) by TechNET, A Loop Da Loop Era – Towards an (Anti-)history of Rave by Neil Transpontine, Radical Intersections by Christoph Fringeli, Vinyl Meltdown by Alexis Wolton, Plague in this Town by Matthew Hyland, Just Say Non – Nazism, Narcissism and Boyd Rice by whomakesthenazis.com, Interview with Christoph Fringeli/Praxis Records from Objection to Procedure, a new short story by Dan Hekate, as well as a commented catalogue. This is interspersed by new visual work by Matthieu Bourel (cover), Lynx, Sansculotte, Tóng Zhi, and Zombieflesheater!
Full colour cover and 104 inside pages in A6 format!
Features: When Will We Leave the 20th Century?; Dancing with Death: The Excremental, the Sacred & Ecstatic Community in Free Party Culture; Archeology of the Radical Internet: Reflections on the early European Counter Network in the Age of ‘Networked Social Movements’; ‘They Hate Us, We Hate Them’: Resisting Police Corruption and Violence in Hackney in the 1980s and 1990s; Journeys in the Naked City. Adventures in New York Before the Rain; Wild Ride> Subcultural Rumblings in the Pacific Northwest _ form of: mutant vehicle; German Data Angst. Fiction and Poetry: Cut-Up-Marx; Incorrect Classification Possible; The Bodyshop; Star Spores: The Computerised City; Star Spores: The Magnetic Timetable. Print Reviews: Remixology: Tracing the Dub Diaspora; Sound System Culture: Celebrating Hudersfield’s Sound Systems; G.P.O. v G.P-O: A Chronicle of Mail Art of Trial; The Rabbit Hole and other writings by Cyrus Bozorgmehr; Splitting in Two: Mad Pride and Punk Rock Oblivion; Die Revolution war für mich ein grosses Abenteuer. Paul Mattick im Gespräch mit Michael Buckmiller; More Years for the Locust: The Origins of the SWP; Das Israelpseudos der Pseudolinken; Emperor Palpatine. Music: Invincible Tedium; Shuffle from Plunderphonics: ‘Chris Cutler’ Remixed; Vinyl Meltdown, Side B; Datacide Activities Since the Last Issue. News: Endless War; Surveillance, Control and Repression; Social Media and Internet Surveillance; Music Industry and Copyright; Uganda – Anti-Homosexuality Bill Update. Plus: Record Reviews, Charts, Comics and Illustrations, as well as the lives and times of Bloor Schleppy.
Features: Confessions of an Accidental Activist; Spiral Tribe Interview with Mark Harrison by Neil Transpontine; ‘Revolt of the Ravers’ – The Movement Against the Criminal Justice Act; What is this Future?; Wikipedia-A Vernacular Encyclopedia. Fiction: Shared Vertigo; Crystal Distortion; Cut-Up Marx; EARTH ‘A RUN RED. Print Reviews: Identity, Commodity and Authority: Two New Books on Adorno and Horkheimer; Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency; One Night in Stammheim; White Power Music. Music: Emencified Shrill Out-Nomex at the Controls; Vinyl Meltdown, Prt. 1. News: Infiltration and Agent Provocateurs, Vision Tech, Endless War, Surveillance, Control and Repression; NSU Update; UK Antifa update; Implosion of the Socialist Workers Party. PLUS: Record Reviews, Charts, Comics and Illustrations, as well as the lives and times of Bloor Schleppy.
Features: Communisation Theory and the Question of Fascism; From Adorno to Mao – The Decomposition of the ’68 Protest Movement into Maoism (extended book review); Control and Freedom in Geographic Information Systems; Bolognoise ain’t a Sauce for Spagheti but Bologna’s Soundscape; Polaris International: Documents and Interventions; TechNET; The Dog’s Bollocks – Vagina Dentata Organ and the Valls Brothers (interview); Spannered – Bert Random Interview; When Hell is full the Dead will Dance on you iPhone (Review of Simon Reynold’s ‘Retromania’). Fiction: Kiss me, cut me, hurt me, love me; Useless Ease; 2023: A Spor remembers ‘Reclaim the Streets’. Print Reviews: ‘Fight for Freedom’ – The Legend of the ‘other’ Germany (book review); ‘West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California’ (book review); Christopher Partridge: Dub in Babylon (book review). Music Reviews: Jeff Mills: Violet Extremist; Keeping the Door of the Cosmos open – on Sun Ra’s Arkestra. Comics by Darkam and Sanculotte. Plus news, record reviews, the lives and times of Bloor Schleppy, and charts.
Features: Hedonism and Revolution: The Barricade and the Dancefloor; Dope smuggling, LSD manufacture, organized crime & the law in 1960s London; Shaking the Foundations: Reggae soundsystem meets ‘Big Ben British values’ downtown; Tortugan tower blocks? Pirate signals from the margins; Dancing before the police come; From Subculture to Hegemony: Transversal Strategies of the New Right in Neofolk and Industrial; From Conspiracy Theories to Attempted Assassinations: The American Radical Right and the Rise of the Tea Party Movement; How to start with the subject. Notes on Burroughs and the ‘combination of all forms of struggle’. Fiction: Sonic Fictions by Riccardo Balli; Digital Disease by Dan Hekate; Infra-Noir. 23 Untitled Poems by Howard Slater; Office Work by Matthew Fuller. Also: Beat Blasted Planet. An interview with Steve Goodman on ‘Sonic Warfare’ by Matthew Fuller and Steve Goodman; Free Parties by Terra Audio; This is the end… the official ending by Gorki Plubakter. Plus political news, record reviews, charts and the lives and times of Bloor Schleppy.