P1: ALCHEMICAL RADIO
Jones has been in touch and here's the latest; you'll find schedule pages at
www.kwtf.net, there you will see the weekly broadcast times for the show
on the Internet. The show is broadcast four times a week through these
stations and their affiliates in the USA.
Alchemical Radio is produced in Cumbria in the North West Of The UK. The
show is a Stone Premonitions presentation, hosted by The Reverend Rabbit and
produced by Tim. Alchemical Radio features primarily rock music, both old
and new, with a focus on progressive and psychedelic rock, but all genres
are considered. The premise of the programme is one of a level playing
field, where unknown artists can stand side by side with more established
artists. Alchemical Radio has been broadcasting since 1999.
P1: ALPHYEN VIWIT
Michael Witlake has been in touch, he's not fully active these days, but
there's a website for his band, Glaring Surge, at
P2: STEVE ANDREWS
Steve tells us he is looking for new labels, new deals and becoming the
mega-star he was meant to be! Not said anything about doing reviews any more
though, so my guess would be not.
Jerry Kranitz tells us that Aural Innovations is going strong, 16
years after he started it. The main portal to the site is
http://Aural-Innovations.com. From there, visitors can access Aural
Innovations Space Rock Radio, including several other shows they host for
friends (with "if ya like AI Space Rock Radio you'll like these" themes).
And, of course, visitors will see links to the reviews/articles/interviews.
AI is also the host of the official Stone Premonitions website.
Just had a huge pile of URLs from Alex Novak so's you can check out the
latest from his dark empire;
the zine archive -
Alex's real independent proper record shop in Northampton, Spiral Archive
Don't live near Northampton? Alex thought of that, he's on ebay too -
Last, but by no means least, the mighty Venus Fly Trap -
Heard from the Eye Robot down there in the magical
land of Oz now. Though the zine et all are no longer on the go, he has done
a nice online archive you may enjoy a trawl through, plus the wonderment of
music that was Eye/Aya are still available for your auditory pleasurings...
P7: BLISS / AQUAMARINE
Harten says she is no longer running the Bliss label, but that the
Aquamarine zine is still an ongoing concern, which you can find at the
P8 & 24: THE BORDERLAND
We've heard from John M. Peters now too, he tells us he's older, a little
wiser and still reviewing music on his website (and is happy to receive
material from M&E and related bands etc), which you'll find at the
P9: BRAIN DEAD STUDIO
Marc Bell tells us his Plumstead based studio is still a going concern,
rather busy and currently booked up six weeks in advance, always a good
sign! He describes it as "a state of the art digital 24 track (no pc
software crap...... professional 24/96 DAW!" You been told!
Chris Chinchilla lives in Australia these days and doesn't appear to do
zines or things like that (who does?), but is involved in a business that is
certainly of some relevance to the music world we inhabit. I'll let him tell
you in his own words (coz I didn't understand); "I create and support
graphic design, web design, web development, mobile development and creating
systems and processes that work for the job. I have particular experience in
the community, not-for-profit and social enterprise sector(s) and my skill
set focuses on Drupal, CiviCRM, User experience, Business analysis, Cross
platform mobile development, InDesign and Photoshop." Best point of contact
for Chris is his website, which you'll find at
http://www.chrischinchilla.com, alongside the words "large gregarious
Radek Vicherek has
ceased doing this newsletter and nowadays concentrates all his efforts on
denying being in difficult positions when he loses chessboards. I would, of
course, be happy to pass along any messages should you wish to contact him,
but no teasing about chess!
P9: DREAM CEILING RECORDS / ROSE TINTED
Delighted to be in
touch with the lovely Arabella Millett again, though I can't just call her
Arab any more, it's Doctor Arab PhD now! Sadly,
the zine and label are history, but she has produced a delightful little
daughter called Holly. I'm sure she wouldn't mind hearing from old friends
though. In her spare time. Coz new parents get shed loads of that...
Sometimes you ask a simple question, wait for
ages, then get way more information than you were expecting! Can't beat
thoroughness, so I'll let Alan Craw explain in his own words (mostly)...
"Not been online much over the past few months! DMMG Records and Seventh
Hell Recordings got put on hold last year and won't be back with any new
music until later this year! Things went pear shaped last year with
equipment breaking down, and then other stuff in my life taking a priority
at the time! Over the past months, I've also pretty much focused more or
less on my own Esoteric/Occult writings, as both music and the Esoteric have
always been a fundamental part of what inspired both Cyrkel Spynn and later
DMMG. I shall be back later in the year with new releases for DMMG Records.
Cyrkel Spynn Publications/DMMG Multi-Media; at present I have Sir Francis
Dashwood's "Hell Fire Club" Books interested in a new book that I am
writing, they want to do the pressing of a limited edition version of
"The Black Book of Lillias." Like all things, even that is behind
schedule... lol. So, music wise... I'm not doing much until later in the
year! Probably around Autumn time once I have the cogs back up and running
again... as I need to buy new high speed duplicators/disk printers, etc. Not
to mention, sort out a new DMMG website!" Sorted.
work of the mighty French experimentalist M. Nomized continues in earnest,
Fraction Studio et al is still very much on the go. Their
goal, in Michel's own words
(though he said it in French, naturally); "To promote and diffuse cultural
facts by the use of the image and the sound. Defence of the French song.
Production of new music, songs, electroacoustic, minimalist and all the
other styles without distinction, etc - Publishes its mail order catalogue
I offer you a little voyage of exploration
through the myriad links...
sure about the zine itself, but Brian Tawn has sent us a copy of the latest
Hawkwind Feedback Newsletter, so we know that's still there. Any further
details can be gleaned from the man himself at;
Addendum: Received the
latest two copies of Hawkfan from Brian at the weekend, paper zines! What an
absolute delight! But a bit sad too; issue 36 is an all-in tribute to Huw
Lloyd-Langton, the muchly missed guitar man, 35 may just mention him once or
twice too. Rock In Peace, Huw, and thanks for all the memories, Brian.
P13: NO PIGEONHOLES / LONELY WHISTLE MUSIC
Campau has been in touch and explains that No Pigeonholes continues and is
now broadcast on four separate stations. You can find out all the info at:
www.doncampau.com, which is also the place to hear new Campau songs, see
the refreshed Lonely Whistle catalog, hear current podcasts and find the
link to Don's invaluable Living Archive Of Underground Music, a serious
history of Cassette Culture.
P11-13: CARLO R. DE SHOUTEN
old friend Carlo is currently putting on shows in his home area of Cullman,
which I think is Alabama, where most people are called Billy Joe Jim Bob and
live in cabins in the woods and like tourists with purty mouths. But I
digress, which is most unlike me. He tells me it's a bit of a struggle at
the mo, but he's persevering and is trying to set up shows in Atlanta too.
You know where that is. Big place that burns down in "Gone With The Wind."
That'll teach them to light farts. Sorry, got distracted again. He still
runs the Spacerock Con, which is also facing tough times and he's seeking a
new venue. He's also still conducting research on the underground music
scene, mostly working with Aural Innovations (101% respect there) and
cdbaby.com, which I've heard of but never seen. Carlo still misses paper, I
still miss my abacus, we are truly kindred spirits.
P14: HAHAMANDAD / NIZAGAMAH
Back in contact with... well, the first address stamp I ever saw on a Small
Packet from there bore the name Atelier van de Velde. BUT... you'll also
know this noteworthy undergrounder as Amanda Man or Amy Love or Messy or The
L.J. Karma Roadshow or Leo J. Katergoud or Stichting Hahamandad. So, just so
you can be sure to whom I refer, all of him above. Sorted. Leo starts,
without a hint of irony; "Might sound confusing." The Nizagamah newszine
hasn't appeared for a while now, but he says it might be back. There are
also plans to update the Hahamandad tape catalogue, but no definite schedule
as to when this may happen. Still very active with artwork though, as he has
been since the late 1970's!
Latest info comes from Iain Hawk Khan that one Hawkzine and one spacezine
are in progress. He has no idea when they will be finished, but they will
both be published this year at some point. The Hawkzine
website is down, Iain says he couldn't see any sense in paying lots of money
for purely free downloads of the magazine, so in future there will be more
online, but on a "for sale with a music of CD" basis, which sounds cool to
Sequences was born out of the demise of the very first UK electronic music
audio magazine, Inkeys, a springboard for many global musicians to be
heard for the first time, and the short-lived Syntrax, and became the
number one UK electronic music magazine. First published in1992 as an
audio cassette, with the very last issue, No32, in 2009. Now we embrace
the world wide web with our own podcasts, featuring a nostalgic look at
musicians featured on our CDís, which came with every issue from No14
onwards, and not forgetting our early cassette tapes too. With our vast
library of music and many, as yet, unreleased tracks, itís going to be an
incredible journey into electronic sounds.
There are two podcasts every month, where possibly, featuring ambient to
prog rock, but we donít goes as far as dance music, chillout, yes!
We are not only just looking at the past but asking you, the musicians
from around the globe to share your new music with our listeners.
(Mick the ED)
P17: MODERN DANCE
Dave W. Hughes tell us he kind of semi retired the mag because his sideline
project (Cousin Silas) really took off and he simply hasn't the time anymore
to spend listening to music, at least not in a reviewing capacity. That 168
hour a week limit is a devil. No contact given.
P17-18: THE ORIGINAL SIN
Didier Becu tells us the zine has stopped now, but he is co-owner of a new
online magazine you may well like to take a look at. You'll find Peek-A-Boo
P18: STARSHIP OVERFLOW
Captain Garry Lee has two shows on the go at the moment (NB: radio station
hyperlinks can be used to listen online);
1. THE OVERFLOW RADIO SHOW
3 hours of new releases from the world of Alternative / Underground music.
Hour 1 - Heavy Rock & Metal
Hour 2 - Indie / Alt-Rock / Acoustic
Hour 3 - Psych / Avant-garde
- Midday (CET) Across Europe on
SEAGULL 1395khz AM
5pm - 8pm (UK time)
8pm - 11pm (UK time) Holland / Scandanavia / East coast UK on
SEAGULL 1602khz AM
Midday - 3pm (UK time)
2. THE OVERFLOW ARCHIVES
Covering over 50 years of Alternative / Underground music,
randomly chosen from over 20,000 albums.
MONDAYS & TUESDAYS @ 10PM (UK time)
These are the main timeslots
For many others... Full schedule on 'Listen' page at the Starship Overflow
LINKED IN :
Just heard from David Law,
he tells us he still runs Synth Music Direct, but most of his time is now
taken up with his other business, MusicZeit, which you'll find at
www.musiczeit.com. Artists can upload
their music (both FLAC and mp3) with all the artwork and customers can buy
whichever format they like.
P21: TOONADELIC TIMES
Just recently heard from Dal
Worrow again. He stopped doing the comic/zine back in 2006, settled down and
had some kids. You really wonder about some folks' sanity, don't you?
Anyway, still doing a bit of cartooning, but mostly now an author, and
you'll find all sorts of wondrous info on his website. And say hi from us,
P21: VORTEX / KADATH
Remember Nuno? He's the one I used to call Naughty Nuno and accuse him of
sucking up all the tubby custard. Turns out he wasn't the vacuum cleaner on
Teletubbies at all. I feel quite foolish now. But an easy mistake to make.
Anyway, I digress, so let's deal with his projects; the Kadath label, it
seems, came to an end in 1999, Vortex a few years later. In latter years,
Nuno Loureiro has worked in journalism and corporate communication in his
native Portugal. Funnily enough, we've caught him just as he is thinking
about getting something started up again. Must be the same bug I caught!
There's a portfolio of his more important scribings at
When somebody is SO eloquent with words, maybe it's best to let them tell
you in their own wondrous way;
"Well, um, a lot has changed. For a while there I was calling myself a
freelance music journalist, whose words have appeared in numerous printed
publications, all of which can be obtained from the middle shelves. Although
I can't vouch for the Atomic Rooster feature I wrote for a Finnish
publication. I've only got their word for it. My printed words have appeared
everywhere that can't afford proper writing. So that includes Record
Collector, Darker Than Blue, Colossus, Acid Dragon, Scottish Memories,
Instant, Shindig!, Blues Matters and others. For a time I was even writing
press releases for record companies, but couldn't hold in my laughter. I've
managed to kill off loads of websites including Metal4Life (RIP), SpaceRock
(RIP), MetalUK (RIP) and others. Some survived, despite my best efforts
including my own beloved Zeitgeist, which can now be found at;
When I'm not busy doing that, I am an internationally (in Wick) acclaimed
radio broadcaster, bringing the blooze and the rawk to a global audience via
the power and majesty of the internet. Mr H's Rockin' The Blooze
goes out every Thursday at 8pm, Her Majesty's Great British time, repeated
on a Friday at midnight for the colonials. And, as if that wasn't enough,
there's even more Mr H, every Saturday and Sunday teatime, as I ramble on
through a selection of Rock Profiles. That's all at
When I'm not busy lowering the tone of the internet, I can be found eating
pies from the Morrison Street bakery, mourning the passing of time,
collecting old postcards, and touring the world in the Mr H Glee Club. We
rock. But with washboards and dungarees."
just that, but we have a picture of Stuart being a little teapot.