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FEBRUARY - SEPTEMBER 2024 ROLLING EDITION - UPDATED 7th MAY

Mick Magic presents all things Magic Bullet, Magic Moments At Twilight Time, Music & Elsewhere and United World Underground!


THE MAGIC BULLET JOIN

THE KOWS RADIO SUMMIT

 

 
   
 

G R E E T I N G S . . .


M U S I C   &   E L S E W H E R E . . .


 
  It's good to be back. Feels like I have been such a slacker of late, that long five month gap between Requiem Maternus and The Twelve Days Of Christmas, it was nice to finally have a new track to promote, albeit just our take on a festive traditional. Many thanks to Don Campau for putting the radioshow my way, I think it was just the thing I needed to snap me out of the malaise and get me working again. Yup, been going well, and thoroughly enjoying doing it to boot. The fourth edition of Dr. Magic's Audio Lab (The St. Valentine's Sonic Massacre Show) will be on air two days after this update first goes online, full details can be found by clicking on either of the headline graphics above. Which finally leaves us ready for the countdown to the long awaited Gravitas Project, commencing this October! Meanwhile, watch the boxes under each project for progress reports, release dates and links as the countdown continues, tick tick tick...

 

   Magic Bullet - The Twelve Days Of Christmas (4:40)

 


On the first phase of countdown The Bullet gave to me

Three brand new collections...

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ΚΟΛΛΑΒΟΡΑΤΙΣ - a special compilation for the Greek Default Standard Records label (hence the title, Collaboratis in our alphabet), featuring our collaborations with M. Nomized (France), GMPSCKT (Canada), Spam Javelin (Wales), Aura En El Espejo (Mexico), rADio eNd (France), Levente (Romania originally, England now), Gypsy (England), Mean Flow (Greece), Zebra Mu (England) and El Zombie Espacial (Argentina). Plus a bonus copy of Here, our collaborative video project with Gordon Way (Canada)!


OUT NOW ON DEFAULT STANDARD - FULL DETAILS INSIDE  


OBSCURITAS - for Otcrah Records in Mexico, one of the few underground labels that still does physical releases, and as much as we love Bandcamp, it'll be great to have one on a 120mm disc of silver for a change! This is a special collection of Magic Bullet tracks that were originally created for compilations projects and have never previously appeared on an album!


COMING IN SUMMER FROM OTCRAH  - FULL DETAILS INSIDE  


FRATERNITAS - to be released on our own M&E by way of a thank you to the other six labels who have released a Magic Bullet album, featuring one track from each, plus some imaginative reworks of our sounds by Filmy Ghost (Chile), Howl in the Typewriter (England) and Conny Plankton (England). Did I mention a bonus track from Flashbax Ω Ultimate?


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On the second phase of countdown The Bullet gave to me

Three brand new collections...

Two special conceptions...

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MI CASA, SU CASA: THE RETURN (A LIMITED EVENT SERIES) - filling out the original 2020 Electronic Cottage split to become an album in its own right, including extra material as both prequel and sequel, as our Lynchian transdimensional domestic tour once again features Blacklight Braille legend Owen Knight, returning to his role as The Traveller.


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OFFICER KITTY: LEGACY - exactly how do you conclude a musique concrète for children adventure featuring tales of Twizz's plastic cat and an electro-experimental band? Join us to find out as we explore all the possibilities. Officer Kitty went to space, then she went to Ty-Land, then she fought The God Of Love and had a mash-up on his radioshow, then she fought The Scary Donut, now she faces the end. Everyone will be back for the revelation. Expect the unexpected. And whiskers. Miaow. Prrrrrr.


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On the third phase of countdown The Bullet gave to me

Three brand new collections...

Two special conceptions...

And a brand new collaboration!

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MAN + MACHINE II: INTEGRATION / ASSIMILATION - yes, the Project M that dare not speak its name, thankfully there was a Plan B. Based around a brilliantly immersive half hour piece by Greek electro-experimentalist, Melophobia, we top and tail it to make an album sequel to last year's work with fellow Greek, Mean Flow. Again on the theme of AI, we go from original man, through early computing and beyond The Singularity...


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THE A-Z FINALLY COMPLETED...

It took 10 months, but all 284 entries in the series are now up on The Magic Net for your aural pleasure, from A is for Acidfuck to Z is for Zerobranco. Just click on the graphic to the left and you'll be transported to the feature index, your access point to days of listening and several freely downloadable albums. Enjoy muchly...

 

  

   Acidfuck - Piece Of Christ (4:24)

 

 

   Zerobranco - Irremovibile Mirata (3:03)

 


IN MEMORY OF KEVYN DYMOND...

As 2023 was coming to a close, I received the sad news of yet another loss of one of our own. Kevyn was also a dear friend of over 30 years standing. I'd only met him physically the once, when he and Don Campau had left their native California for their great European tour in the Fall of 1991, but that was enough. Through the M&E years, Kevyn had several releases on the label, both solo and as part of Barking Dogma and The Folkoffs. Beyond making music, he was a keen networker, running his own Guaranteed Cleveland Records label and publishing the Anemic Billfold zine. Even when the heyday of cassette culture began to fizzle away at the turn of the millennium, we remained in regular contact, via actual letters sent back and forth through the postal service, my every attempt to persuade him to get an e-mail address failing dismally! A one-off, a hugely talented musician and a thoroughly decent guy. And I'm really going to miss those handmade birthday and Christmas cards. I'll leave you with some of that talent from our A-Z Of M&E series, plus a copy of his Anemic Billfold zine from October 1993...

 

 

   Kevyn Dymond - The Brandenburg Concerto (5:19)

 

 

   Barking Dogma - This Is Fiction (15:35)

 

 

   The Folkoffs - Coffee Love Jig (4:57)

 

 

   with Cynde Gehman - I'm So Glad (2:51)

 

 

   Anemic Billfold - No. 3 - October 1993 (pdf - 32pp )

 

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GRAVITAS PROJECT? NOW WHERE HAVE I HEARD THAT NAME BEFORE? 0


 
 

* N E W   F E A T U R E S   I N S I D E :       • THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS       • CONNY PLANKTON'S BUG METALLIC

WE WILL CONTEMPLATE THE PASSAGE OF TIME                                 

 

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