Interview with Oddscene – Visual artist, VJ & animator

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Creators and the Creative Process

Sonia Vera, aka Oddscene, is a Spanish visual artist, VJ & animator, based in London. Her highly distinctive work has covered live visuals, stop motion & digital animation, installed artworks, portrait prints, film titles, motion graphics & special effects too…

'The Complete Discography of Misinformation' (2018)

‘The Complete Discography of Misinformation’ (2018)

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Creators and the Creative Process

We’re so into ‘The Complete Discography Of Misinformation’, the latest artzine emanating from Bristol’s wonderful Hell’s Pigeons/ Network 20p collective! This really is a beautifully-crafted DIY zine, comprising 104 pages of all sorts of luxurious art, fiction, rants, photography & more, involving “32 Artists || 18 Writers || 34 Music Acts from Dublin, Pittsburgh, Mexico City & beyond”…

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The Ministry of Re-Education

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Creators and the Creative Process

The Ministry of Re-Education (‘M.O.R.E.’) is a visual arts project from London, UK, offering biting & subversive parody & pastiche inspired by the UK government’s anti-terrorism, public information & propaganda poster campaigns…

Jerome Hill & Mr Time live at Distant Planet

Distant Planet Interview

The Distant Planet crew have been putting on wicked & welcoming London raves in clubs, pubs, skate parks & more since 2011, with the emphasis on bringing back the classic good vibes from the ‘golden era’ of 1987-1995 … I chewed the fat with the crew’s lovely Hughesee and Louise Plus One regarding their past, present & future…

Tart Cards – Prostitute Advertisement Cards

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Sex Weirdness

We’ve compiled a gallery of ‘Tart Cards’ – those provocative printed adverts used by prostitutes to solicit in phone boxes throughout the known universe. Advertising hitherto unimaginable delights, these offer flimsy glimpses into a hilariously sordid & intriguing world…

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‘The Ritual’ (2017)

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Halloween Horror Movies

Based on the 2011 August Derleth Award-winning novel by British author Adam Nevill, ‘The Ritual’ is a neat 2017 horror movie lensed in the wilds of Lapland, Sweden. Starring Rafe ‘Son-of-Timothy’ Spall, Sam ‘Grandson-of-Patrick’ Troughton & British TV’s Robert James-Collier, the film was written & directed by American David Bruckner (‘The Signal’, ‘Southbound & ‘V/H/S’)…

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Video Nasty List Gallery

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Halloween Horror Movies

Enjoy a gallery of artwork for all 72 of the films on Britain’s infamous ‘Video Nasty’ list of the 1980s! The Video Nasty list comprised films believed by the Director of Public Prosecutions to be in violation of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 – its inception brought about the requirement that all video releases be approved & certified by the British Board of Film Classification…

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Jesse Jarnow – ‘Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America’ (2016)

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Countercultural History

A valuable addition to the countercultural canon written in 2016 by music journalist Jesse Jarnow, ‘Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America’ documents the sprawling American psychedelic underground over the last half-century or thereabouts…