A // Z : 2018

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Abstract

When a body’s in trouble, who do you talk to? When you want to feel somebody and the body won’t let you. Who do you talk to? Who? In this age of dislocation, we seemingly struggle to connect. With ourselves. With others. With anything of any profound meaning or import. Those once trusted institutions, wilted on the vine. Prolific communicators, hanging on the line. Who do you talk to?

When a system’s in trouble, who do you trust? In these end of capitalist surrealism days, it gets harder every twenty four hours to tell the rehearsed from the propaganda; the support from the marketing; the control from the authority. There is no opinion internal. No organ eternal. No mast to pin those colours to. No shoulder to cry on. No pail for those crocodile tears. Fear is our only weapon. Fear is our only enemy. Traditional dominators, exposed in a hail of shame. Established promulgators, the song remains the same. Who do you trust?

In the season of lists, subjective objectivity becomes hypernormal. Graded, faded, paraded. Floated, gloated, bloated. MSM, social media, fixated on extremes. Sociological imagination flourishing in-between. We don’t seek to be prescriptivists. We won’t arbitrate. We trust that you will form your own sentences and paragraphs from the trakMARX alphabet. Potential. Purpose. Passion. We’ll leave it there.

A is for:

Alpha Steppa – ‘Liberation’/’Pray’ (Zam Sam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/alpha-steppa-liberation-b-w-pray/

Alter Echo & E3 – ‘Ah Mi Guide’ (Scotch Bonnett Records)

https://alterechoe3.bandcamp.com/album/ah-mi-guide-egoless-remix

Thomas Ankersmit – ‘Homage to Dick Raaijmakers’ (Shelter Press)

https://shelterpress.bandcamp.com/album/homage-to-dick-raaijmakers

Aspect – ‘Stand Clear’/’Untitled’ (Droogs)

https://droogsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/droogs002

Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – ‘Limpid As The Solitudes’ (Shelter Press)

https://shelterpress.bandcamp.com/album/limpid-as-the-solitudes

Shinichi Atobe – ‘Heat’ (DDS)

https://www.discogs.com/Shinichi-Atobe-Heat/release/12487358

B is for:

Daniel Bachman – ‘The Morning Star’ (Three Lobed Recordings)

https://threelobed.bandcamp.com/album/the-morning-star

V/A – ‘bblisss’ (bblisss)

https://bblisss.bandcamp.com/album/bblisss

John Bence – ‘Kill’ (Grooming)

https://johnbence.bandcamp.com/releases

Ursula Bogner – ‘Recordings 1969-1988′ (Faitiche)

https://ursulabogner.bandcamp.com/album/recordings-1969-1988-2018-remaster

C is for:

The Caretaker – ‘Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 4/Stage5′ (History Always Favours The Winners)

https://thecaretaker.bandcamp.com

Conjoint – ‘Earprints’ (DDS)

https://www.discogs.com/Conjoint-Earprints/release/11535451

D is for:

V/A – ‘Danske Båndamatører // Danish Tape Amateurs 1959-1976′ (Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi)

https://lydarkaeologi.bandcamp.com/album/danske-b-ndamat-rer-danish-tape-amateurs-1959-1976

Sarah Davachi – ‘Let Night Come On Bells End The Day’ (Recital)  // ‘Gave In Rest’ (Ba Da Bing)

https://sarahdavachi.bandcamp.com/album/let-night-come-on-bells-end-the-day

https://sarahdavachi.bandcamp.com/album/gave-in-rest

Deadbeat – ‘Wail Ball & Cry’/’Dub Ball & Flange’ (Zam Zam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/deadbeat-wail-ball-cry-b-w-dub-ball-flange/

Demdike Stare – ‘Passion’ (Modern Love)

https://www.discogs.com/Demdike-Stare-Passion/release/12717388

E is for:

Julius Eastman – ‘The Nigger Series’ (Blume)

https://editionsblume.bandcamp.com/album/the-nigger-series-special-edition

Ekuka Morris Sirikiti  – ‘Ekuka’ (Nyege Nyege Tapes)

https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/ekuka

Moulay Ahmed El Hassani – ‘Atlas Electric’ (Hive Mind Records)

https://moulayahmedelhassani.bandcamp.com/releases

Exael – ‘Collex’ (West Mineral Ltd.)

https://westmineral.bandcamp.com/album/collex-ouest096

F is for:

Mark Fell – ‘Intra’ (Boomkat Editions)

https://www.discogs.com/Mark-Fell-Performed-By-Drumming-Grupo-De-Percussão-Intra/release/12157309

4625 – ‘4625-001′ (UVB-76 Music)

https://uvb-76music.bandcamp.com/album/4625-001

Flame 1 – ‘Fog’ / ‘Shrine’ (Pressure)

https://flameone.bandcamp.com

G is for:

Henry Greenleaf – ‘Fold Together’ (Par Avion)

https://paravionrecordings.bandcamp.com/merch/par002-henry-greenleaf-fold-together-ep-out-16th-nov

G36 – ‘Floor Weapons’ (Pressure)

https://pressurerecords.bandcamp.com/album/floor-weapons-vol-1

H is for:

Head Technician – ‘Profane Architecture’ (Ecstatic Recordings)

https://ecstaticrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/profane-architecture

Tim Hecker – ‘Konoyo’ (Kranky)

https://timhecker.bandcamp.com/album/konoyo

Heights & Worship – ‘Selassie’s Song’/’Break Every Chain Mix’ (Zam Zam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/heights-worship-selassies-song/

Lonnie Holley – ‘Mith’ (Jagjaguwar)

https://lonnieholley.bandcamp.com/album/mith

Holsten – ‘Abscess’/’Momentum’ (Droogs)

https://droogsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/droogs003

I is for:

Isokon Gallery

http://www.isokongallery.co.uk

J is for:

Nicolas Jaar – ‘Pomegranates’ (Mana)

http://www.manarecords.com/005

Jay Glass Dubs – ‘Plegnic’ (Ecstatic Recordings)

https://ecstaticrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/plegnic

Jan Jelinek – ‘Loop Finding Jazz Records’ (Faitiche)

https://janjelinek.bandcamp.com/album/loop-finding-jazz-records

K is for:

Roland Kayn – ‘Simultan’ (die schachtel)

http://www.dieschachtel.com

Eli Keszler – ‘Stadium’ (Shelter Press)

https://shelterpress.bandcamp.com/album/stadium

Sam Kidel – ‘Silicon Ear’ (Latency)

https://samkidel.bandcamp.com

L is for:

Gabor Lazar – ‘Unfold’ (Death Of Rave)

https://www.discogs.com/Gábor-Lázár-Unfold/release/11978243

Mary Jane Leach – ‘(f)lute songs’ (Modern Love)

https://www.discogs.com/Mary-Jane-Leach-flute-songs/release/12672767

Stephen Legget – ‘Bathhouse’ (Firecracker Recordings)

https://firecrackerrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/firec024lp-bathhouse

LQ & Headland – ‘Fat Neck’/’Mineral Run’ (Zam Zam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/lq-headland-fat-neck-b-w-mineral-run/

Lurka – ‘Heat Mover’/’Battery’ (Timedance)

https://lurka.bandcamp.com/album/heat-mover-battery

M is for:

Manonmars – ‘S/T’ (Young Echo Records)

https://youngechorecords.bandcamp.com/album/manonmars

Nozomu Matsumoto – ‘Climatotherapy’ (The Death Of Rave)

https://www.discogs.com/Nozomu-Matsumoto-Climatotherapy/release/12323970

Abul Mogard – ‘Above All Dreams’ (Ecstatic Recordings)

https://ecstaticrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/above-all-dreams

Move D – ‘Kunststoff’ (Ava Records)

https://avarecords.bandcamp.com/album/kunststoff

N is for:

Nazamba – ‘Vex’ (Pressure)

https://nazamba.bandcamp.com

Di Luigi Nono – ‘Non Consumiamo Marx Musica Manifesto Numero 1′ (die schachtel)

https://www.discogs.com/Luigi-Nono-Non-Consumiamo-Marx-Musica-Manifesto-N-1-Di-Luigi-Nono/release/12923482

Marja Nuut & Ruum – ‘Muunduja’ (130701)

https://maarjanuut.bandcamp.com

NYZ – ‘SHFTR FRQ” (The Death Of Rave)

https://www.discogs.com/NYZ-SHFTR-FRQ/release/12874854

O is for:

Ojar – ‘Cycles’/’Fear Not Dub’ (Zam Zam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/ojah-cycles-b-w-fear-not-dub/

154 – ‘Wherever You Go, I Will Follow’ (Boomkat Editions)

https://www.discogs.com/154-Wherever-You-Go-I-Will-Follow/release/11771448

O Yama O – ‘S/T’ – (Mana Records)

https://manarecs.bandcamp.com/album/o-yama-o

P is for:

Bernard Parmegiani – ‘Mémoire Magnétique, vol.1 (1966-1990)’ (Transversales Disques)

https://transversales.bandcamp.com/album/m-moire-magn-tique-vol-1-1966-1990

Bernard Parmegiani – ‘Les Soleils de l’Île de Pâques/La Brûlure de Mille Soleils’ (WRWTFWW Records)

https://wrwtfww.com/album/les-soleils-de-l-le-de-p-ques-la-br-lure-de-mille-soleils-double-album

Pendant – ‘Make Me Know You Sweet’ (West Mineral Ltd.)

https://westmineral.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-know-you-sweet-ouest099

Pugilist – ‘Roll Off’/’Hemisphere’ (Zam Zam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/pugilist-roll-off-b-w-hemisphere/

Pessimist – ‘SPRTLZM’/’SCIFI’ (Pessimist Productions)

https://www.discogs.com/Pessimist-SPRTLZM-SCIFI-/release/12642495

Q is for:

Queue Jumping

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/21/queue-jumping-comment-reveals-the-tories-moral-vacuum

R is for:

Lucy Railton – ‘Paradise 94′ (Modern Love)

https://www.discogs.com/Lucy-Railton-Paradise-94/release/11786351

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – ‘Red Ants Genesis’ (Hospital Productions)

https://rainforestspiritualenslavement.bandcamp.com/album/red-ants-genesis

S is for:

Schlachthofbronx – ‘Dun Dem’/’Soundbad’ (Zam Zam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/schlachthofbronx-dun-dem-b-w-soundbad/

SKRS – ‘Paradise Magic Traxx’ (Ancient Monarchy)

https://www.discogs.com/SKRS-Paradise-Magic-Traxx/release/11358421

Sons Of Kemet – ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’ (Impulse)

http://www.shabakahutchings.com/sons-of-kemet/

Strategy – ‘Dub Mind Paradigm’ (Khaliphonic)

https://www.discogs.com/Strategy-Dub-Mind-Paradigm/release/12198510

Pontiac Streator & Ulla Straus – ‘Chat’ (West Mineral Ltd.)

https://westmineral.bandcamp.com/album/chat-ouest097

T is for:

TNT Roots – ‘Chant Down Babylon Verse 2′ (5 Gate Temple)

https://5gatetemple.bandcamp.com/album/chant-down-babylon-verse-ii

Topdown Dialectic – ‘S/T’ (Peak Oil)

https://peakoil.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

U is for:

Uon – ‘S/T’ (West Mineral Ltd.)

https://westmineral.bandcamp.com/album/uon-ouest098

V is for:

Versa – ‘Seed’/’Planting’ (Zam Zam Sounds)

http://zamzamsounds.com/js_albums/versa-seed-b-w-planting/

W is for:

Teresa Winter – ‘What The Night Is For’ (The Death Of Rave)

https://www.discogs.com/Teresa-Winter-What-The-Night-is-For/release/12609705

X is for:

Xenophobia

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/11/uk-has-seen-brexit-related-growth-in-racism-says-un-representative

Y is for:

Young Echo – ‘S/T’ (Young Echo)

https://youngechorecords.bandcamp.com/album/young-echo

Z is for:

Zuli – ‘Terminal’ (UIQ)

https://uiqmusic.bandcamp.com/album/terminal-uiqlp003

It ain’t where you’re from, it’s where you’re at. See you in 2019!

Jean Encoule - December 16th, 2018

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