Will Ashon made a name for himself as the founder of UK record label Big Dada, the revolutionary hip hop offshoot of the influential Ninja Tunes label. Concurrent to running the label Ashon is also an accomplished author with his first novel ‘Clearwater’ being published by Faber and Faber. Clearwater presents an ambiguous review of modernity with any moral conclusions intriguingly dependant on the assumptions made by the reader throughout the novel. Trebuchet spoke to Will Ashon about the mathematic basis of his novel, hip hop, and ‘writing the 80s both forward and backwards’.
Sinister Funtime is twisted and wretched. The whole album is a crazed booze-fuelled sex-beat for delinquents everywhere. (read more)
Photographer Emma Sywyj has a wry approach to her craft. Sean Keenan interviews Emma Sywyj about her photography and travelling in the UK. (read more)
Jack and Ron moved into territory well beyond any official OTO rituals documented at that time. Elementals were invoked then banished, Aethyrs were called, complicated texts were recited from memory, there were windstorms, knocking sounds in the night, ritual masturbations and towards the end a buzzing, metallic voice crying out ‘‘let me go free’’.