Vade Mecum brings together Richard Skinner’s best essays, reviews and interviews from 1992-2014. There are close critical engagements with writers (Kazuo Ishiguro, Italo Calvino, Shakespeare’s The Tempest) and composers (Erik Satie, Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari), meditations on films and filmmakers (Antonioni, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Chinatown) and idiosyncratic reflections on Werner Herzog’s Of Walking in Ice and Steely Dan.
An explosive unique crucial book tackling the issues of Jewish Identity Politics and ideology and their global influence.
A new system for imagining music, built on the infnite possibilities of twenty-first century technology.
An interrogation of art's ability to face unpleasant truths.
Examining the recent changes in the labour of an artist and addressing them from the perspective of performance.
If the Sex Pistols and The Clash represented punk's sacred, then The Stranglers were its profane. Strangled sets out to explain why discussion of this most taboo of bands has for so long been silenced-a collective cultural Omerta.
Melancology addresses Black Metal as a form of environmental writing and provides a provocative contribution to debates on ecology.
Thrilling reportage from raves, riots and rebellions documents how rebels with a cause use music as a force for change.
The neglected story of how Texan musicians pioneered and explored psychedelic rock, and the too-high price they often paid.
Analysing the signs of everyday life.
Declares the relationship between sound art and music “colloquial”: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries.