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JGJGJGJG / A Farewell Performance / Vinyl LP / Slowscan / slowscan vol. #37
Extracts from the Farewell performance at Kings College, London 1978. Jgjgjgjg formed at the London Sound Poetry Festival in June 1976. Reissue of tape on Balsam Flex. 200 copies Lawrence Upton (b. 1949) – poet, prose writer, essay writer, critic, publisher. Author of a great number of publications in literary magazines, collections, miscellanies both in Great Britain and abroad, and also of www-publications on various literary sites. Editor and publisher of a number of magazines and international anthologies, author of numerous books of poetry and prose. For many years he has been collaborating with different literary and artistic associations and perform-groups.
Peter Finch / Dances Interdites / Vinyl LP / Slowscan / slowscan vol. 38
Argentina, Boogie Slice & Bright Wind recorded at Heel y Waun, Cardiff (1978). Argentina & Bright Wind originally issued on Dances Interdites, Balsam Flex (1982). Boogie Slice previously unreleased. On Criticism & Difficult Discs recorded October Sound, London, 1985. Originally issued on The Italian Job, Klinker Zounds (1988). Blodeuwedd recorded by Alan Daulby at Portmanmoor Road, Cardiff (1998). Layout by Johnny van de Koolwijk. Photo Innersleeve by Stuart Smith (1994) Photo back cover: Beat Sounds, Plymouth (June, 1987). Photographer unknown. Edition of 200 copies, comes with printed innnersleeve.
Bob Cobbing, Peter Finch, Francois Dufrene, Helmer Bodil, Lawrence Upton / Untitled / Vinyl LP / Slowscan / slowscan vol. 36
Slowscan #36 is a re-issue on vinyl of three separate cassettes originally released on Balsam Flex, a London-based label run by artist Erik Vonna-Michell in the late 1970s-early 1980s. In those days a number of British poets were producing works influenced by radical international currents in sound art, conceptual art, visual poetry and performance art. Bob Cobbing (1920-2002) was a central figure in this continuation of the ‘British Poetry Revival’, a rather loose poetry movement of the 1960s and 1970s which can be seen as an internationally oriented modernist reaction to the English traditionalist and nationalist approach of poetry of ’The Movement’ (Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin et al.) Many of the Balsam Flex cassettes brought poets connected with ‘Writers Forum’, a small press, workshop and writers’ network founded in 1963 by Bob Cobbing, Jeff Nuttall and John Rowan. After Cobbing’s death in 2002 ‘Writers Forum’ has been directed by poet and artist Lawrence Upton (1949). A joint piece by Cobbing and Upton is included on Slowscan #36. Also included on this LP are two 1968 collaborations of Bob Cobbing and French Nouveau réalist and Lettrist François Dufrêne (1930-1982). Dufrêne’s sound poetry, musique concrète and décollage harked back to the early Futurist and Dadaist experiments in that field. ’Trigram (Trilofy Four)’ is a collaboration of Bob Cobbing and Helmer Bodil, released on Balsam Flex in 1978 and now re-released on Slowscan. So is the entire 1977 Balsam Flex cassette ‘Big Band Dance Music’ by Welsh poet and artist Peter Finch (1947), whose artwork for the original cassette now also graces the sleeve of the Slowscan re-release.