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UWU NEWSZINE 2001-2013 UPDATES


 
 

P1: ALCHEMICAL RADIO

Tim Jones has been in touch and here's the latest; you'll find schedule pages at www.radiosix.com and 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.
(E-Mail)


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 http://glaring-surge.de.vu/


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.
(E-Mail)


P2-3: AURAL INNOVATIONS

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. (E-Mail)


P5-6: BIZARRE

Just had a huge pile of URLs from Alex Novak so's you can check out the latest from his dark empire;

For the zine archive - http://www.spiralarchive.com/

For Alex's real independent proper record shop in Northampton, Spiral Archive Records - http://www.facebook.com/SpiralArchiveRecords

Don't live near Northampton? Alex thought of that, he's on ebay too -  http://stores.ebay.co.uk/spiralarchiverecords

Last, but by no means least, the mighty Venus Fly Trap - http://www.facebook.com/thevenusflytrapuk       (E-Mail)


P7: BLATANT PROPAGANDA

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...  

http://www.BlatantPropaganda.org

http://www.australiangothicindustrialmusic

www.EyeMusic.info

www.youtube.com/EYEmusique   

(E-Mail)


P7: BLISS / AQUAMARINE

Kim 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 following address; www.blissaquamarine.net.


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 following address; http://www.the-borderland.co.uk. (E-Mail)


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! (E-Mail)

Website: http://www.tmrstudios.co.uk/       Info Flyer


P8: CHINCHILLA MUSIC

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 mammal"... honest.


P9: CLAVELLINE

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 WINDOWS

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...       (E-Mail)


P10: CYRKEL SPYNN

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.

(E-Mail)


P10: FRACTION STUDIO

The 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 annually."

I offer you a little voyage of exploration through the myriad links...

http://www.lastfm.fr/label/FRACTION+COMPILATION

http://www.lastfm.fr/label/FRACTION+STUDIO

http://fractionstudio.podomatic.com/

http://nirvanastudio.podomatic.com/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/122886562084/

http://fractionstudiocompilation.bandcamp.com/


P10: HAWKFAN

Not 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; (E-Mail)

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

Don 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

Our 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. (E-Mail)

http://www.facebook.com/carlo.r.deshouten

http://www.facebook.com/SpaceRockCon


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!         E-Mail


P14-15: HAWKZINE

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 us.
(E-Mail)


P15: SEQUENCES

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)

Podcasts / Facebook / E-Mail / Website


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 at www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be.


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

SATURDAYS

9am - Midday (CET) Across Europe on

RADIO SEAGULL 1395khz AM
5pm - 8pm (UK time) RIVER GIBBS FM
8pm - 11pm (UK time) Holland / Scandanavia / East coast UK on RADIO SEAGULL 1602khz AM
+ SUNDAYS
Midday - 3pm (UK time) RIVER GIBBS FM
______________________________

2. THE OVERFLOW ARCHIVES
Covering over 50 years of Alternative / Underground music,
randomly chosen from over 20,000 albums.

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS @ 10PM (UK time)
RIVER GIBBS FM

These are the main timeslots
For many others... Full schedule on 'Listen' page at the Starship Overflow official website: www.starshipoverflow.com
FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/starshipoverflow
MYSPACE : www.myspace.com/starshipoverflow
LINKED IN :
www.linkedin.com/in/starshipoverflow

(E-Mail)


P20: SYNTH MUSIC DIRECT

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. (E-Mail)


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, natch.

www.darrenworrow.webs.com


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 http://www.gpmusak.blogspot.pt/        E-Mail


P22-24: ZEITGEIST

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; http://www.the-rocker.co.uk.

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 http://www.getreadytorockradio.com.

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." (E-Mail)

Not just that, but we have a picture of Stuart being a little teapot.

 
 

*** THE END ***

 *** AND THEY ALL LIVED ***

*** HAPPILY EVER AFTER ***