SLOOW TAPES

Sloow Tapes‘ Sinclair Beiles release is a rare recording of the South African poet reading his one-man play ‘Chopin in Majorca’. The play was published in print by Nugget Press, Johannesburg in 1996, but can now also be heard in Beiles’ own voice thanks to Bart De Paepe’s Sloow Tapes and Beiles researcher Fred de Vries.

Sinclair Beiles was born in Kampala, Uganda in 1930, the only child of Jewish South African parents of…
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sold outHans Plomp (1944) is a Dutch writer, poet and activist from Amsterdam. His first book was published in 1968 and dealt with his relationship with publisher Johan Polak, a period in which Plomp – much to Polak’s dislike – started experimenting with LSD and other mind-expanding drugs. Later his experiences with hallucinogens would be expressed in the leading drugs manual ‘Uit Je Bol’ (Out Of Your Mind), which Plomp wrote in 1994 with fellow-psychonaut Gerben Hellinga. Plomp has written more than 25 books, among…

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Aminita Vulva (a pun on the mushroom species Amanita fulva) is a psychedelic improvisational band from Brussels featuring Bart Sloow, angoulème oridian, Bear Bones Lay Low, Weird Dust and Bonzai Tarzan. ‘Dwellers of Kleine Eiland’ released on Bart Sloow’s own label contains 7 pieces which vary from loose jazzy improvisations to slow and intense dronelike pieces. ‘Ghoulish Belladonna’ is the title of one, ‘Dancing Mushrooms’ another. Various styles and influences heat up, melt and fuse into glowing syrup…

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sold outJudith Malina (1926-2015) was born in Kiel, Germany but emigrated to New York with her parents at the age of three to escape the clutches of nazism. Her mother was a former actress and her father a conservative rabbi. Judith took an interest in the theatre from an early age and started attending the classes of the radical German director Erwin Piscator at the New School for Social Research in 1945. Both Piscator’s ‘epic theatre’ and Antonin Artaud’s ‘Theatre of Cruelty’, which aimed at tearing down the walls…

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sold outJohn Chick (1944-2013) was one of the members of the original Bardo Matrix crew, who started out as a psychedelic lightshow or ‘experimental cine’ group in Boulder, Colorado. After moving to San Francisco in 1967, Chick helped set up light shows at the Avalon Ballroom with The Family Dog, with whom he was staying that summer. Doing so, Chick found himself at the heart of San Francisco’s Summer of Love. Once that summer had been spent he moved back to Colorado where he helped The Family Dog set up The Denver Dog – the Avalon…

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