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The Photography of Joe Dilworth

Joe Dilworth was born in North London and through a meeting with Steve Pyke in the early ‘80s, began to see the possibility of photography as a direction. Soon thereafter he purchased a Rolleiflex “because Steve had one.” After art school, Joe presented his portfolio to music publications and was brought on by Melody Maker. Throughout his career, Joe also performed as a drummer with various musical acts, a short list of which includes stereolab, Jarvis Cocker, Cat Power and Kissogram. Here now, a selection of rare or unpublished photographs along with a few notes.

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Peering into Yugoslavian Punk & New Wave

A look into the revolutionary potential in the Yugoslavian punk and new wave underground.

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Publicity | Mathew Dryhurst

“SCATTERSHOT PRACTICE.”

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Plural Machine Self-Manifest

Kraftwerk Performing “Die Roboter” on Rockpop on ZDF Television, March 29, 1978.

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The Photography of Sebastian Mayer

A select presentation from the accomplished German photographer.

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Ian MacKaye

“THE POINT FOR THE RECORD COMPANY, BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE THE POINT FOR THE BAND.”

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Dadabots

Algorithms coded and deployed by Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr explore the possibilities of generative music composition and remix.The bots scour music online, post remixes to their own profiles and leave a trace by commenting on the original source. In this correspondence, Zukowski outlines the project and discusses the potential benefits and threats of a bot culture in music.

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Publicity | Ian Svenonius

THE FALL OF COLLEGE ROCK AND THE RISE OF “INDIE” or, INDIE ROCK AS THE GENTRIFICATION OF PUNK.

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Mark Fisher

A conversation with the music writer and acclaimed author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life on music and mainstream culture, Popular Modernism, the struggle for time and the dizzying prospects of a political “new.”

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Israel Martínez

Since 2010, the Mexican sound artist has been reflecting, recording, documenting and exhibiting the symbolic, personal, financial, legal, civic and human costs of Mexico’s War on Drugs.

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Glen E. Friedman

“IT’S NOT ABOUT ME, IT’S ABOUT DOING FUCKING JUSTICE TO THE SUBJECTS”

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Publicity | Johan Kugelberg

“YOUR HEROES HAD TO COMPULSIVELY BE MADE FUN OF.”

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Publicity | Maria Minerva

“YOU’RE JUST 2 COOL 2 BE TRUE, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU.”

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Oren Ambarchi

An ongoing effort with Jim O’Rourke and Keiji Haino, together one of the most vibrant trios active, was the subject of a recent correspondence.

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Letters from the Past: Pop-trunk

1992

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Dan Deacon

“THE INTERNET IS NOT THE PROBLEM, MID-SIZE VENUES ARE DISAPPEARING”

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Hildegard Westerkamp

“We’re all addicted to music anyways.”

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Voice Studies

“The human voice is the organ of the soul.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The Cairo Gang

“My relationship to my own music isn’t to be a record-making machine. It’s what I do constantly, but I don’t feel like I need to share everything with everyone. Some things are private.”

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Katie Alice Greer

“WE’RE VERY STRATEGIC IN HOW WE OPERATE AND CREATE.”

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Kim Gordon

“I’M REALLY SCARED WHEN I KILL IN MY DREAMS”

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Mark Andersen

“THAT’S THE REVOLUTION IN PUNK, IF THERE IS ONE.”

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Decoder

Dan Barrow reactivates the nearly-forgotten punk film for 2015 and beyond.

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