I’d like to start this belated update by giving a big thanks to fellow author Lachlan J McDougall for this wonderful review of my book <Reboot> More So… Disconnected that you can read right here! After that, make sure to check out more work from McDougall, who is very prolific and putting out a lot of cool stuff.
Hyper-Annotation, the new post-human journal of experimental literature and art edited by Kenji Siratori is out now, and it is a massive volume. Contributors include alan sondheim, d.m. mitchell, ellie chou, made in dna, francisco borges, giselle bolotin, bec lambert, n.casio poe, sophia yung, tom bland, dan macneil, callum leckie, kirill azernny, david roden and many, many more. From cut-up to glitch to ascemic, futurist, and post-human writing, this one has it all. I’ll update when it’s available.
Lastly, but certainly not least, this April I’ll be a part of St Augustine PoetFest, a huge celebration of the spoken word in the ancient city. I’ll be featured as part of the Florida Poets Showcase. There will be more details as April approaches. For now, feel free to check out the event page over at Facebook for more info.
It’s an exciting publishing day here with two new pieces out today for your reading pleasure. Here I continue to riff on the concept of mashing up EVP with sound manipulation.
First up, my newest text piece titled Dead Voices Feedback Looping. is up over at the always interesting don’t submit!, it’s very much a continuation of the Divination And Magnetic Tape For Dummies that was published a little while back. Meanwhile, my new poem Ectoplasm Air Piece Radio is up over at The Pixelated Shroud, a mysterious little project I just recently discovered.
And while I am updating, I encourage you to please check out my Soundcloud, where there are at least three new tracks up including Paranormal Circuitry, Meditations Multiple Voices In Error, and Espace Interieur Noir. The latter two are also up on all major streaming platforms if that is your thing.
I’m very proud to be featured in An Experimental Poetry Anthology- Beir Bua Press 2022. This amazing anthology features extracts from works published by Beir Bua Press in 2022. Last years anthology was easily one of my favorite books of the year and this book promises to be just as great! If you have been curious about my new book or any others from this extraordinary press, this is the sampler for you. It features an excerpt from my book <Reboot> More So… Disconnected along with work by these talented artists:
The Nothingness Kit By John W. Sexton
Book of Inversions by Kit Fryatt & Harry Gilonis
Cartouche! By Dylan King & Michelle Moloney King
Encomium: Cento Paradelles by Matthew Schultz
&there4 by Mike Ferguson
NEXT TO NOTHING & THIS WAS MEANT TO BE A STORY by Mark Lindsey
The State of Moving by Lucia Sellars
Elephants Sleep in Bunk Beds by Carl Burkitt
pressed specimens - prose poems from the Medicinal Plant Herbarium,
Southern Cross University by Moya Costello
Impression by Owen Bullock
Waterworks by Ashley Bullen-Cutting
TERRACES: a choreography by Scott Thurston
THE FABULOUS OP by Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts
AMERICAN EPIC: ON PATERSON by Ciarán O'Rourke
The Boy with the Radio by Cormac Culkeen
Fabric by Anthony Etherin
YOUNG IN THE NIGHT GRASS by Tim Murphy
Edible by Jane Ayres
The Most Natural Thing In The World by Desmond Traynor
BRITISH P(oe)Ms by Dave Drayton
Two Plays by Carl Oprey
STILL, WE SING by Martina Collender
The Voice Without by Richard Capener
IMPLODE EXPLODE by Naoise Gale
I have a new cut-up piece up over at the excellent Overground Underground blog. The piece is a surreal intersection of tape manipulation and electronic voice phenomena. I was a little more playful than I usually am, and am quite pleased with the results. Hopefully, you will be too.
After last months Burroughs compilation from Church Of The Noisy Goat, I was asked to do a full length album. Obviously, I jumped at the offer. Today I am proud to announce that album titled Roaring Through The Endless. Longtime listeners may have noticed that my sonic experiments have gotten a little less noisy over the last few years, and this is a continuation of that. The tracks on this album are noisy meditations, ambient soundscapes from dark to beautiful done mostly on Moog synths. I may be biased, but I think its among the best solo work I have done. I hope you will check it out, along with the tons of experimental and avant-garde offerings from this excellent net label.
I am very proud to be included on this compilation from Church Of The Noisy Goat entitled Cut-Up: A Music Compilation in Honor of William S. Burroughs. My track, under the moniker of Broken Zen is titled The Ghost Of William S Burroughs Part 2. It’s no secret Burroughs is a huge influence and the cut-up method is a tool I employ on a regular basis, so I am super stoked to be a part of this compilation. This from the label:
Listen to our second netlabel compilation. Inspired and conceived in honor of William S. Burroughs and his industrial music work by cutting loops from magnetic tapes. We surpassed our goal with 62 beautiful tracks thanks to the cooperation of all the artists who follow us and support us tirelessly. We want to thank everyone and say that we are very happy that this has happened in our history and that we can share it.
This work demonstrates that Underground is very engaged. Unreleased and previously released tracks by artists of various musical styles, which proves that the artistic genre of collage developed by William Burroughs is omnipresent and very fruitful in experimentalism. I sincerely hope that you enjoy this work in partnership that is inserted today in our Bandcamp and take a copy by Free Download (Name Your Price) and have fun with this overview of the world scene of cut and paste sounds.
My cut-up poem They Burst Out Of Themselves (A Cut-up Of Luigi Russolos’ Art Of Noises) is featured in this music themed collection alongside a whole lot of talented artists!
Psalms of the Alien Buddha: Part 2 from Alien Buddha Press is now available in both a b&w edition and a color edition and is 180 pages of music themed writing and art from over 50 very talented contributors.
Alien Buddha has been making some pretty cool stuff, and I’m stoked to finally be a part. Check them out!
I’m ecstatic to be able to announce to you the publication of my newest publication of newest collection <Reboot> More So… Disconnected available now from the amazing Beir But Press. I am proud of this collection and am proud to be working with such a stellar press. I hope you will check out my new book, and anything and everything from Beir Bua who are working at the forefront of experimental literature.
Later this month, there will be an online launch, Click the link here for more info and to book your tickets now.
I am very proud to be included on a new drone compilation alongside some truly talented artists. Everything Lasts Forever And Nothing Ever Dies: A Compendium Of Drone In All Its Guises is the new compilation from Difficult Art And Music. It is not only available as a download, but also as an extremely limited edition cassette with a research magazine and audio embedded art print. I have one track included alongside other artists including Anatomy of the Heads, Johnathan Deasy, Distant Animals, Sascha Engel, Cheildon Frame / Drone Day, Brian Grainger, GRST, Heavy Cloud, Elise Plans, Metamorphic Rocks
OK Soda, Felipe Vaz and Vilhelm Brømander. I hope you’ll check it out!