SEA URCHIN NEWS
07.01.2018

Available now are a couple of releases on CD by Moloko+ from Schönebeck, Germany:

Herbst In Peking – Les Fleurs du Mal (1999) and Alfred 23 Harth & John Bell – Campanula.


 

07.01.2018

New in our catalogue are five cassettes that Sloow Tapes from Stekene, Belgium released in limited editions in 2017:

Kohier (Brecht Ameel & Jürgen De Blonde), Kris Vanderstraeten & Frederik Leroux, Miminokoto (Suzuki Junzo, Koji Shimura, Nishimura Takuya), Margarida Garcia & Manuel Mota, and De Lotuseters (Joris De Rycke, Eva Van Deuren, Bart De Paepe).


 

26.12.2017

The Arras’ is a passage from the early Gothic novel ‘The Romance of the Forest’, first published in 1791. Its author, Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), is ranked among the pioneers of the genre. In her novels Radcliffe developed the technique of the ‘explained supernatural’, which had a strong influence on Edgar Allan Poe, Marquis de Sade and Sir Walter Scott and was mimicked by Honoré de Balzac in his early novel ‘L’Héritière de Birague’ (1822). By means of the ‘explained supernatural’ technique every seemingly supernatural event is eventually traced back to natural causes without disrupting the suspense of the story. Ann Radcliffe’s work can be seen as a blend of Neo-Classical rationality and Romantic passion.

Samuel Coleridge about ‘The Romance of the Forest’: ‘The attention is uninterruptedly fixed, until the veil is designedly withdrawn’. And Ed Sanders about ‘The Arras’: ‘Just as I was following it closely, and the door was discovered, then poof, it ended! I wanted more and more!’


 

26.12.2017

New from Moloko Plus and Sea Urchin:

Ace Farren Ford – Memoirs From Monrovia (and other delights)

‘Memoirs From Monrovia (and other delights)’ is a compilation of collages, reminders, notes, poetry and cut-up texts that Ace Farren Ford produced and collected during a stint as a porn shop assistant in Monrovia, California from 1982-1984. This handsome edition contains candid, ingenious and often hilarious material, some of which Ace published privately in editions of 10 copies shortly after his lay-off from the job in 1984. The existing Monrovia material has now been compiled and introduced by Ace for a joint edition by Moloko Plus from Schönebeck, Germany and Sea Urchin, Rotterdam. The book, beautifully designed by Anneke Auer, has been offset printed in a limited run of 120 copies.

‘Memoirs From Monrovia’ is sheer delight retrieved from the counter of a 1980s adult bookstore. ‘For those of you who would like to know the surreal experience of those days, this is as close as you are likely to get’, Ace concludes.


 

09.12.2017

Smegma – Dives Headfirst Into Punk Rock (2015)

The Tenses – Sleepless (2016)

The Collected Genius Of Electric Willie (2017)

Ace & Duck / Guzo – An Evening In Copenhagen (2017)

Smegma – Son Of Geek (2017)

More information in our Pigface Records section!