Issue One

Issue One launched July 2021.

You can read it online here, or by using the links below.

Intro / Outro

Feature: Jack McDuff — He’s the jazz organist who helped discover guitarist George Benson, and also released fantastic albums on Prestige and Blue Note. But as with most of the jazz organists not named Jimmy Smith, his story has remained mostly unknown.

Feature: Zenith Records, Australia’s Record Presses, & How To Press A Record — We visited the factory of one of Australia’s last remaining record presses and looked back at those which came before.

Interview: David Toop — You may know him for his writing in The Wire, or his albums of improvisation and experimental music. But in 1984 David Toop published Rap Attack, the second ever book on hip hop. Here he talks about writing and the books legacy.

Interview: Anika — After years of collaborations, Annika Henderson returned to her solo Anika project in 2021. We spoke about her work with fashion house Jil Sander, and what she’s been listening to.

Interview: Marden Hill — NME called them“the laziest and sexiest band in history”, and 25 years later they’re releasing a lost album from the 1990s. Mark Daniels gave us the lowdown on what took so long.

Reviews — Some recomendations and thoughts on the music and books consumed while putting together this issue.

100 copies have been printed. They can be purchased at our store.

A mix featuring Anika, Marden Hill, and Brother Jack McDuff is available to hear on Mixcloud.

Online Only Bonus Articles
Following publication we published these accompanying articles:
Feature: Five of their best: Anika
Feature: Film Review: Sisters With Transistors
Feature: The Rap Attack — Five early hip hop hits you may have missed
Feature: Peter King — New Zealand’s lathe record cutting master
Feature: Five musicians who rocked the organ
Feature: Five of their best: Jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff

Note: the following errors were found following the printed edition going to press. Whoops!

David Toop
In the introduction I wrote “musican” instead of “musician”.

Zenith Records & Australia’s record presses
Incorrectly quoted Forbes article‘s “ramp up” as “amp up”. Full quote should read “ramp up additional lacquer production plants within the US”.

Klaus Johann Grobe, no date or label is listed. This should read “2019 Klaus Johann Grobe”

The Go! Team, no label is listed. This should read “Memphis Industries”