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  • untitled: sounds and aesthetics – zine
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    The third issue of Untitled includes: • Dave Phillips (interview) • Chris Sienko • Mads Gravers Nielsen [Ato Vari] • Film-Field: The Rat Saviour • Nobuo Yamada – artwork showcase […]

  • James Ellroy – Crime Wave
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    Los Angeles.  In no other city do sex, celebrity, money, and crime exert such an irresistible magnetic field.  And no writer has mapped that field with greater savagery and savvy than James […]

  • Mary Gaitskill – Somebody With A Little Hammer
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    A wide-ranging, deeply intelligent collection of literary, social, cultural, and personal essays, from the piercingly perceptive author of Veronica and The Mare. Whether she’s writing about [...]

  • The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
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    The most accessible and informative version of the Buddhist classic available in English, with instruction in meditation, illuminating commentary, and guidance in the practical use of the prayers [...]

  • Michel Foucault – The History of Sexuality
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    What our staff has to say: “Classic” – Jack Michel Foucault offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social [...]

  • Mark Fisher – Postcapitalist Desire
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    A collection of transcripts from Mark Fisher’s final series of lectures at Goldsmiths, University of London, in late 2016. Edited and with an introduction by Matt Colquhoun, this collection [...]

  • Deep Red ( Cultographies )
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    The release of Italian director Dario Argento’s Deep Red in 1975 saw both a return to form for the director and the crystallization of tropes of the giallo genre. While […]

  • Andy Warhol – America
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    Andy Warhol carried a camera with him everywhere he went and America, a mélange of text and image whose photographs were selected by Warhol from ten years of extraordinary shots, […]

  • Michael Nyman – Experimental Music: Cage & Beyond
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    Michael Nyman’s book is a first-hand account of experimental music from 1950 to 1970. First published in 1974, it has remained the classic text on a significant form of music […]

  • Sparks-Tastic: 21 Nights With Sparks In London
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    In 2008, Tosh Berman–author and publisher of TamTam Books–got on a plane with a single motive: Sparks Spectacular. It had been announced that the band Sparks would perform all [...]

  • To Die For The People: The Writings Of Huey P. Newton
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    A fascinating, first-person account of a historic era in the struggle for black empowerment in America. Long an iconic figure for radicals, Huey Newton is now being discovered by those […]

  • Gary Webb – The Killing Game
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    Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He […]

  • Simon Reynolds – Totally Wired
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    With his critically acclaimed Rip It Up and Start Again, renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds applied a unique understanding to an entire generation of musicians working in the wake of […]

  • Samuel R. Delany – Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
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    Twentieth anniversary edition of a landmark book that cataloged a vibrant but disappearing neighborhood in New York City   In the two decades that preceded the original publication of Times [...]

  • Modern Pagans: An Investigation of Contemporary Pagan Practices
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    This is the most uncensored, comprehensive guide to Pagans around the world today. Dozens of interviews cover a wide range of Pagan practices, from witchcraft, Northern tradition, santeria, [...]

  • Ram Dass – Be Here Now
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    What our staff has to say: “Take a deep breath and ruminate on the dharma, just in time for the vibe shift!” – Cath Beloved guru Ram Dass tells the […]

  • Robert Lowell: Setting The River On Fire
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    From the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind; a study of the poet Robert Lowell, and of the relationship between illness and art. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell […]

  • Mark Steven – Splatter Capital
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    The story this book tells will serve as a source of both theoretical and practical knowledge for surviving the horror movie we collectively inhabit. Splatter Capital shows how a popular […]

  • Jason Hellar – Strange Stars
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    A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist explores the weird and wild story of when rock ‘n’ roll met the sci-fi world of the 1970s Beginning with David Bowie’s obsession [...]

  • Trash Cinema: The Lure of the Low
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    This volume explores the lower reaches of cinema and its paradoxical appeal. It looks at films from the B-movies of the 1930s to the mockbusters of today, and from the […]

  • Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Sacred Intent: Conversations with Carl Abrahamsson 1986-2019
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    Three decades of conversations with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, provocateur, artist, gender revolutionary and leader of the bands Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and more Published for legendary [...]

  • On Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures: (And Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc)
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    Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures is one of the most important and [...]

  • Guy Debord – The Society Of The Spectacle
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    Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative as Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960s to […]

  • Nathanael – Pasolini’s Our
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    The body of the filmmaker is itself a discrepancy. This may be one of this book’s claims, if it were to advance something like an argument. Instead it writes its […]

  • Modern Primitives: An Investigation Of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual
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    What our staff has to say: “Modern Primitives takes a dive into the world of body art and modifications, focusing on early history and up until the publishing of the […]

  • Excavate! The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall
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    A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves. [...]

  • Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult
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    Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult features over one hundred exclusive new and archival interviews with the genre’s most central figures. It is the most comprehensive guide yet to this […]

  • François J. Bonnet – The Order Of Sounds
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    This study of the subtlety, complexity, and variety of modes of hearing maps out a “sonorous archipelago”—a heterogeneous set of shifting sonic territories shaped by the vicissitudes of desire [...]

  • Andy Roberts – Divine Rascal
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    A biography of a key figure in psychedelic history: the man who turned Timothy Leary on to LSD.Of all the figures associated with the history of LSD there is none […]

  • John Cage – Diary: How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)
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    Now available in an expanded paperback edition, Diary registers Cage’s assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny portents about the world we live […]

  • Morton Feldman – Give My Regards To Eighth Street
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    Morton Feldman wrote as he composed music, carefully placing one element after another, producing some of the avant-garde’s most lucid considerations of what it means to make music Morton [...]

  • Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts After Cage
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    Tony Conrad is exemplary of the 1960s artist who remains inassimilable to canonic histories. Creator of the “structural” film, The Flicker, collaborator on Jack Smith’s Flaming [...]

  • James Ramsey Ullman – The Day On Fire
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    By the age of fifteen, Arthur Rimbaud was already one of the most brilliant poets of his time. And for the next four years – and four only – Rimbaud […]