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SNARE / RUSH..... An occasional electronic music zine

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Hello watmm.

 

I have been toiling away with making my own zine, based on electronic musical things. I was looking for zines that talked about techno / idm / noisy musical bollocks but didnt find any, so I decided to start one.

 

I am fairly happy with how issue 1 has turned out and I have had some positive feedback thus far, but I want to get more copies out to my target audience.... probably you lot.

 

So the first bunch of people to send me their address will get a copy, regardless of worldwide location yo! PM please and I promise not to share your address with anyone (yada yada data privacy etc...)

 

Brief synopsis:-

Covering techno, breakcore, electronica, idm and other noisy bassy weird stuff that defies categorisation. You will find discussions on the extreme ends of music created with computers and hardware, with (hopefully) informative articles and interviews, plus music reviews, opinions, poetry and art. And whatever else seems to fit.

 

Contact: [email protected]

Web: www.snarerush.co.uk

 

Issue 1 is presented as 20 pages in A5 grey paper, hand bound with C90 cassette tape, featuring:-

  • What is a snare rush?
  • An ode to David Bowie (dealing with musical loss)
  • DSMVWLMNT - removing the vowels and capitalising. YH BBY!
  • An interview with MDM Chaos
  • A DSMVWLMNT quiz
  • A short discussion on vinyl music sales in music
  • Techno Topopgraphia (UK & Eire edition) - using place names in electronic music.
  • 90bpm Russian Techno! Looking at Somatik Techno and a review of Perforated Cerebral Party's new album "Pinch Of"
  • A few more music reviews
  • Photos / art / other stuff

 

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If you are at all interest in my project, I would consider submissions for Issue 2 (to be printed circa October 2016), especially artwork (which is my weak point) but anything else too.

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A quick bump to say all those who have requested so far will get copies out in the post on Tuesday.

 

1 copy in 10 features a limited edition stainless steel stencil for your own arty needs.

 

If you happen to be in Oxfordshire, you can now pick up a copy from Truck Music in Oxford.

 

Cheers for the support.

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Yah, if you could get something going along the lines of Phrack and 2600, it could be pretty sweet.

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Final bump, had some cool feedback so far. Anyone who asked for a copy has been posted out, and I have a couple left if anyone else wants one before I stick the digital copy online.

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Thanks, man~!

 

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The highlighter accents and handwritten pen additions are quite nice.  The only real constructive criticisms I could give about it are maybe practice ultra tight origami folding (subtleties!), and also, staples!  I dunno if other issues have staples, but mine has no staples.  Find someplace with a long stapler or buy one if no place exists.  Cuz pages almost fall out when not held parallel to the ground.

 

Anyway, nice first issue!  I like the inside design, back is pretty cool, cover is not so strong (pointless points, from a marketing perspective).  Just because it's a photocopy zine, doesn't mean that it also can't be tight as fuck.

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Cheers for the honest feedback! Glad it made it to the other side of the world so quickly.

 

Someone else also mentioned staples and I totally agree... So I have invested in a long reach stapler and a pack of multi coloured staples :)

 

Yep sorry about my crappy artwork, that's my weak point as I said above. Am working on it!

 

Cheers again

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Don't like to keep bumping my own thread, but now that the blogs have gone I guess I have no choice :trollface:

 

In a blatant abuse of power, I have harnessed the use of the new CNC Plasma cutter at work and made myself these funky stencils.  Not bad for a first effort but I will probably revise it.  Will use this one and some others to customise individual covers for Issue 2 of Snare/Rush.

 

Considering taking commissions if anyone wants a specific stencil making (might start a new thread in the future on that)

 

 

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www.snarerush.co.uk

 

Website updated if anyone is interested - PDF version of issue 1 is now online for viewing and download.

 

The print issues had individual added colouring and notes so this is the "barebones" edition.

 

Thanks for everyone who gave feedback / donations for the first issue, much appreciated.

 

 

Currently working on issue 2, still looking at a November print date. It will be free again, but I will have to charge for postage costs this time around.

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love ths  :) 

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So due to a number of personal reasons I had to delay completion of issue 2. But it's now nearly complete.

 

I will offer this free to everyone who made a donation towards the first issue, will message those kind people soon to see if they want a copy.

 

More news coming soon (got a clear weekend next weekend so will be working on it then)

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keep up the good work!

 

if a 2nd edition copy is going, i'd love to lob some shekels your way.....whatever's easiest bwlad

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Issue 2 is ready to post out.

 

It includes stuff like:-

 

The return of the cassette tape!

Fabric got shut down / reopened: The story, and my thoughts, top fabric moments, mixes etc

iTAL tEK: tHE eARLY yEARS 2006 - 2007

A crossword puzzle

Some poetry

Techno Topographia: USA & Canada edition

DSMVWLLMNT BNS SLCTN

Music reviews / playlist

Audioscope Oxford

 

And other stuff that I did.

If you would like a copy, message me and I'm hoping to send a bunch out at the end of the week.

Donations / trades / bribes welcome but not necessary from watmm fam

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Cannot edit post above so I have to bump the thread again.

 

Those who requested a freebie copy or previously made me a donation should now all have this - good on you.

 

Anyone else who wants to grab a copy can now purchase via Peace7's awesome BLISST website.

 

Also still open to offers if people want to trade stuff for a copy, or beg and I might still send you one.

 

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Work has begun on Issue 3 with loads of cool stuff already lined up, including an interview with qebrus, features on DETHWAVE and an experimental drone artist from Oxford called Lee Riley.

 

Chiz

 

Fletch

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yikes, missed your issue 2, I'll get my dirty mitts on a copy from the shoppe

 

gonna smash that crossword

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So I got a mention in the latest issue of Electronic Sound magazine, ace stuff!

 

Still cant figure out how to imbed an Instagram image on watmm, but here is the link. Stoked.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTOnh0UgxxD/

 

Also added the BLISST imbed purchase button to my website so you can IDM super buy the zine quicker and easier.

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Snare/Rush/3 is very nearly a real thing.

 

Taking pre-orders now via Peace7's excellent BLISST shop ==> https://blisst.io/HaHVOhF

 

 

Issue #3 of Snare Rush Zine is 24 pages of A5 b/w badness, containing (amongst other things)

 

*> A review of the Supernormal Festival in Oxfordshire

*> An interview with the bearded drone wizard Lee Riley

*> An introduction to ⠽D⠑E⠎T⠙H⠕W⠕A⠍V⠼E⠃

*> A numbers quiz

*> An interview with the alien entity known as Qebrus

*> Music and literature reviews

*> News, opinions, art, and other stuff

 

NOTE:- Exact release date TBC (I will update as soon as everything is back from the printers) but anybody pre-ordering now will receive bonus stickers / postcards

 

NOTE2:- Issue 2 is now available as a pdf free free download via my website www.snarerush.co.uk but there are a few paper copies left for £1 if you want to support :)

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Nice review of Qebrus. Loved the album. Where's the interview?

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Ok if anybody wants a physical copy of SnareRush#3 you can now buy from my BLISST shop.

 

https://blisst.io/HaHVOhF

 

Or message me if you are skint and we can sort something out, also happy to trade :)

 

Officially now working on the BULLWALLET autechre zine.....

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*PRICE DROP*

 

If anybody else wants a copy, grab one now through the BLISST shop, not too many left now. Cost price on goods and postage on remaining stock!

 

https://blisst.io/HaHVOhF

 

Or if you prefer Paypal then PM me.

 

Clearing my stocks ready for BULLWALLET in 2018

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Cheers, posting out on Monday to you.

 

I got another great write up in Electronic Sound magazine this month. Those guys are lush.

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Man, I thoroughly enjoyed this, laughed out loud when a sticker reading 'IDM' in the IBM font emerged; it now has pride of place on a knackered old Kawai synth. Eagerly awaiting future missives! Cracking stuff.

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I uploaded issue#3 to my site now if anyone else wants to read it.

Working on issue#4 now, got a couple of cool interviews lined up already

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ANNOUNCEMENT:- Snare/Rush issue 4


Issue four of snare/rush zine is presented as 28 black & white pages in A5 format, heavy duty card cover surround and stapled.

Containing:-

 

  • An interview with daphnellc

  • A review of Dronica Festival Day 3

  • Alien alter egos in electronic music

  • An ode to Qebrus

  • An interview with ISN’TSES

  • Spot the difference!

  • Lush record shops

  • Music reviews

  • Techno Topographia: World Edition

  • Other things - opinions - art - playlist


Coming May 2018

 

Links + pre-orders up soon, which should be shipped with a 3" cdr promo of noise techno from Soloman Tump (as long as I pull my finger out)

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