We’re very happy to announce the release of two books this month:
EVERYTHING ELSE IS EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS
a decade of noise & politics – datacide issues 1-10
A major project in the works for quite some time, this is a complete reprint of the issues 1-10 of datacide, which originally appeared from 1997-2008. Titled “EVERYTHING ELSE IS EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS”, the 364 page volume collects unique material, most of which has been out of print for many years, charting a one-of-a-kind history of the counter-cultures associated with electronic music and free festivals.
“The free space of the party met the free space of the page and then you got a dynamism that encouraged expression and perversions and tangents because the covers held it together as a nomadic movement and you were convinced that music had catalysed it all and that music was somehow inherently political as it sidestepped rhetoric and dogma, and absented us from control addicts and the free space of the page was a kind of historic party, a kind of invisible college, a launching pad for driftage.” Flint Michigan
Distribution price (10+ copies): EUR 12,00
Wholesale price: EUR 14,00
Subscribers: EUR 15,00
Retail price: EUR 20,00
Released October 23rd 2015. LIMITED SUPPLY!
First edition 100 numbered copies!
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, Lynx, Sansculotte, Tóng Zhi, and Zombieflesheater!
Full colour cover and 104 inside pages in A6 format!
Distribution price (10+ copies): EUR 3,00
Wholesale price: EUR 4,00
Retail price: Eur 5,00 (retail copies include a 5-Euro voucher for the praxis online shop)
FREE to subscribers and if you place an order for 20 euro or more at the Praxis Online shop  (add as a premium at checkout!)
Released October 23rd. LIMITED SUPPLY!
Release events in London:
23-10-2015 – Housmans Bookshop. 5, Caledonian Road, London N1. Starts 7.30pm. Entry £3.00 redeemable towards any puchase in the store. With Stewart Home, Neil Transpontine, Christoph Fringeli
24-10-2015 – Anarchist Bookfair London. Datacide will be present with a stall. 10am-7pm
Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
We are looking for other events to present the books and new and recent issues of datacide.
If you are interested in organising an event in your city, please get in touch.