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  • The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology
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    A bold anthology of writing from acclaimed film magazine Electric Sheep. Acclaimed film magazine Electric Sheep presents a bold anthology of new and exclusive writing from cinema’s sharpest [...]

  • Jean-Jacques Schuhl – Dusty Pink
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    A cult classic in France, the first translation of a novel that captures a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Parisfinally there are the rolling stones who call for all these at [...]

  • Jandek – The Rays Of Light That Did Not Illumine
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  • Peter Brotzmann – Along The Way
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    The US release of Peter Brötzmann’s new book, Along The Way, chronicling the last decade of his artwork (2010-2020). This beautiful 228-page hardback featuring full color reproductions was [...]

  • Sound American No. 26: The OCCAM Ocean Issue
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    “SA26: the OCCAM Ocean Issue, focuses on the radical musical eco-system of French composer Éliane Radigue’s OCCAM Ocean project. In a first for the publication, this issue is built [...]

  • Speaking And Listening
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    Speaking And Listening is a book conceived by the artists Yann Sérandour, Félicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, and the curator Sophie Kaplan, revolving around questions of narrative, listening and [...]

  • Charles Duvelle and Hisham Mayet – The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet
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    Disques Ocora, a French label dedicated to capturing and publishing the sounds of folkloric culture from around the world, is held in the highest possible regard in the realms of professional and [...]

  • Hartmut Geerkin and Chris Trent – Omniverse Su Ra
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    Revised and expanded second edition of Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent’s comprehensive reference Omniverse Sun Ra, originally published in 1994. Full-color 304-page hardcover book. French [...]

  • ON&BY Christian Marclay
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    The artist Christian Marclay’s ideas and practice, in his own words and those of the foremost writers engaged with his work.Influencing a generation of artists, musicians and theorists, [...]

  • Natasha Stagg – Sleeveless
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    Essays and stories on fashion, art, and culture in the New York of the 2010s.We were supposed to meet Rose McGowan at Café d’Alsace after the party, but she cancelled at the last minute. I [...]

  • Sylvere Lotringer – Overexposed
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    A report on the administration of deviant desire in specialized clinics that documents the way our postmodern society exposes sexuality to the point of overexposure.Do you ever get aroused by [...]

  • Deux Soeurs
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    A reader to artist Beatrice Gibson’s films that explores representations of parenthood, friendship, and disobedience. Deux Soeurs brings together a chorus of voices–from Audre Lorde [...]

  • Adam Zmith – Deep Sniff
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    Adam Zmith reveals the long history of the quick rush from sniffing poppers. 3, 2, 1… inhale, deep. From the Victorian infirmary and the sex clubs of the 1970s, poppers vapour has released [...]

  • Jean Genet – The Criminal Child
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    A new collection of works by Jean Genet, one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers, including the first translation of one of his most important works. Criminal Child offers [...]

  • Jean Genet – Prisoner of Love
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    Starting in 1970, Jean Genet—petty thief, prostitute, modernist master—spent two years in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. Always an outcast himself, Genet was drawn to this displaced [...]

  • Alberto Moravia – Contempt
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    Contempt is a brilliant and unsettling work by one of the revolutionary masters of modern European literature. All the qualities for which Alberto Moravia is justly famous—his cool clarity of [...]

  • Adolfo Bioy Casares – The Invention of Morel
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    Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of the Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy’s [...]

  • Leonora Carrington – Down Below
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    Down Below is a stunning work of memoir that gives readers a look into the mind of one of Surrealism’s most compelling figures and an unforgettable depiction of brilliance and madness. [...]

  • Leonora Carrington – The Hearing Trumpet
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    An old woman enters into a fantastical world of dreams and nightmares in this surrealist classic admired by Björk and Luis Buñuel. One of the first things ninety-two-year-old Marian Leatherby [...]

  • Jeremias Gotthelf – The Black Spider
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    A fairy tale-like story of the evil that can haunt communities years after it has happened. Susan Bernofsky’s translation brings power to the unusal narrative and makes modern an old horror tale.

  • Shadows of Carcosa
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    A collection of classic cosmic horror tales perfect for fans of the genre and of “the weird” in general. From the fictional land of Carcosa that inspired the HBO show True Detective [...]

  • Robert Aickman – Compulsory Games
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    The best and most interesting stories by Robert Aickman, a master of the supernatural tale, the uncanny, and the truly weird. Cross Henry James with M. R. James and you might end up with a writer [...]

  • Jean-Patrick Manchette – The Mad and the Bad
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    Manchette takes the crime novel to another level. Blood, sex, money, betrayal, hatred, and selfishness are all present in such a manner and volume that the average crime writer would blush. But [...]

  • Jean-Patrick Manchette – Nada
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    This tour de force political thriller, told in Manchette’s signature noir style, follows a group of far left extremists in the throes of post-1968 disillusionment Nada is the most overtly [...]

  • Anna Kavan – Machines In The Head
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    Enter the strange and haunting world of Anna Kavan, author of mind-bending stories that blend science fiction and the author’s own harrowing experiences with drug addiction, in this new [...]

  • Epiphanies
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    An anthology of essays drawn from The Wire‘s monthly Epiphanies column. Epiphanies: Life-changing Encounters With Music is a new anthology of essays drawn from The Wire‘s monthly [...]

  • Kristen Gallerneaux – High Static, Dead Lines
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    A literary mix tape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief.Trees rigged up to the wireless radio heavens. A fax machine used to [...]

  • Rose Simpson – Muse, Odalisque, Handmaiden
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    A memoir by a member of the Incredible String Band that charts a journey from hippie utopia to post-Woodstock implosion. Between 1967 and 1971 Rose Simpson lived with the Incredible String Band [...]

  • Steve Finbow – Notes from the Sick Room
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    Why has the art of so many writers and artists, from John Keats to Frida Kahlo, seemingly benefited from profound disease and discomfort? Notes From the Sick Room is a sweeping investigation into [...]

  • Gavin Butt – Post-Punk Then and Now
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    What were the conditions of possibility for art and music-making before the era of neoliberal capitalism? What role did punk play in turning artists to experiment with popular music in the late [...]

  • The Turkish Psychedelic Explosion
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    Anadolu Psych tells the story of a musical movement that was brought to a sudden end by a repressive right-wing coup in 1980, largely forgotten and only recently being rediscovered by Western [...]

  • Dennis Cooper – I Wished
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    Dennis Cooper, master of transgressive fiction, returns with his most personal and haunting book yet. For most of his life, Dennis Cooper believed the person he had loved the most and would [...]

  • Simon Reynolds – Energy Flash
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    Ecstasy did for house music what LSD did for psychedelic rock. Now, in Energy Flash, journalist Simon Reynolds offers a revved-up and passionate inside chronicle of how MDMA (“ecstasy”) and MIDI [...]

  • Robert Barry – The Music of the Future
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    Charles Fourier imagined a whole society structured by music. Hector Berlioz wrote science fiction. Hugo Gernsback looked forward to telematic operas. John Cage imagined an infinite sound [...]

  • Andy Sharp – The English Heretic Collection
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    Andy Sharp delivers a visionary field report based on fifteen years of deep-vein creative research expeditions to England’s strangest landscapes with a host of tragic players. The English [...]

  • Skipping to Armageddon
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    More than 100 iconic photographs of key players in the English musical post-punk underground, taken by Ruth Bayer. “Like much of the music made by the artists who entrusted her to reflect their [...]

  • Faunus
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    Scholarship, debate, archival material, and esoterica relating to Arthur Machen, a “modern master of the weird tale.”For twenty years, Faunus, the biannual journal of the Friends of Arthur [...]

  • Erik Davis – High Weirdness
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    An exploration of the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson.A study of the spiritual provocations to be found in the [...]

  • Joe Muggs & Brian David Stevens – Bass, Mids, Tops
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    An oral history of the UK’s soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with Dubmaster Dennis Bovell, Skream, Youth, Norman Jay MBE, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, and others. In the years following [...]

  • Mark Fisher – The Weird and the Eerie
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    A new work by renowned writer and cultural critic, Mark Fisher, that unearths the weird, the eerie and the horrific in 20th century culture through a wide range of literature, film and music [...]

  • Hawkwind: Days Of The Underground
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    An account of the English rock band Hawkwind shows them to be one of the most innovative and culturally significant bands of the 1970s. Fifty years on from when it first formed, the English rock [...]

  • The Little Black Book of Grisélidis Réal
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    Reflections of a “revolutionary whore” and champion of sexual freedom and prostitutes’ rights.They have to come back to us, because we know every detail of their orgasms, their little [...]

  • Gary Indiana – Three Month Fever
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    A sardonic and artful reconstruction of the brief life of the party boy who became a media sensation for shooting Gianni Versace.It was suddenly chic to be “targeted” by Andrew…. It also [...]

  • Boyd McDonald – Cruising the Movies
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    A writer casts an acerbic, queer eye on the greats and the not-so-greats of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Ronnie Reagan’s bizarre legs are sufficient reason to watch John Loves Mary (1949), [...]

  • Dodie Bellamy – The Letters of Mina Harker
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    Bellamy’s debut novel revives the central female character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and imagines her as an independent woman living in San Francisco during the 1980s. [...]

  • Eileen Myles – Not Me
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    This brilliant, incisive volume captures the high points of Myles’ work in New York City during the 1980s.Listen, I have been educated. I have learned about Western Civilization. Do you [...]

  • Hito Steyerl – The Wretched of the Screen
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    In Hito Steyerl’s writing we begin to see how, even if the hopes and desires for coherent collective political projects have been displaced onto images and screens, it is precisely here [...]

  • Catherine Breillat – Pornocracy
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    The novel by Catherine Breillat on which her acclaimed and reviled film Anatomy of Hell is based. As celebrated as it is reviled, internationally acclaimed filmmaker Catherine Breillat’s [...]