Listen to Daniel Spicer’s Turkish psych compilation!

In anticipation of the release of Daniel Spicer’s new book The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych (1965-1980) next week, have a listen to a Turkish psych compilation Dan compiled for The Wire‘s primer series in 2011.

Listen to it here.

The book is released next Thursday (15th March)!

Get 50% off for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re offering 50% off all of our titles edited, authored or co-authored by women!

See all of the titles included below:

Lean Out
Dawn Foster

“Rarely does essential reading really mean that you urgently need to read a book. But Lean Out is different” — Danny Dorling, Times Higher Education

“Fascinating, thought-provoking and at times outrage-inducing” — Ariane Sherine, Huffington Post

 

 

 

The Ballerina and the Bull: Anarchist Utopias in the Age of Finance
Johanna Issaacson

“A vital testament to the fragile utopias that inhabit our precarious present…” – Benjamin Noys, author of Malign Velocities

 

 

 

 

Ode to Broken Things
Dipikia Mukherjee

“It sounds like fantasy, looks like science fiction and reads like a political thriller with a literary bent.” – The Telegraph

“Mukherjee deftly weaves family drama and cultural issues that shines a light on Malaysia’s troubled past, present, and future.” – Manhattan Book Review

 

 

 

Shooting Hipsters: Rethinking Dissent in the Age of PR
Christiana Spens

“A riveting read from beginning to end, [Shooting Hipsters] serves as a decent guide for protesters in how to effectively convey their message to the public and best use the media to their advantage.” — Dazed & Confused

 

 

 

Little Houses, Big Forests (Desire Is No Light Thing)
Siouxzi Connor

This book is an invitation to get lost within varied landscapes of its pages: middle-of-nowhere Australia, the minds of Susan Sontag and W.G. Sebald, and, most prominently, the proverbial forests of all of our childhoods.

 

 

 

 

Triptych: Three Studies of Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible
Rhian E Jones, Daniel Lukes, Larissa Wodtke

“This book rightly asks a lot of the audience and in exchange delivers a lot back to them – just like The Holy Bible.” – Guy Mankowski, 3am Magazine

“… captures the band’s intellectual appeal.” – Dan Hancox, The Guardian

 

 

 

Zombie University: Thinking Under Control
Sinéad Murphy

“… the wholesale and disastrous marketisation of higher education [is] powerfully described by Sinéad Murphy in her book Zombie University, a right horror show.” – openDemocracy

 

 

 

 

Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them
Rhian E Jones and Eli Davies (eds.)

“Broad and interesting… a necessary and enlightening read.” – The Wire

“…a book that arms us with the clarifying arguments we need in this moment.” – Jessica Hopper, Frieze

 

 

 

Futures and Fictions
Henriette Gunkel, Ayesha Hameed and Simon O’Sullivan (eds.)

In what ways could we imagine a world different from the one in which we currently live? This is the question addressed by the essays and conversations in Futures and Fictions, which explore possibilities for a different “political imaginary”.

 

 

 

A Life Lived Remotely: Being and Work in the Digital Age
Siobhan McKeown

Part memoir, part theory, A Life Lived Remotely tells the story of the transition to the digital age through our relationship to work. Following the author’s journey as she left her 9-to-5 for the world of freelancing and working remotely, it outlines and reflects on what it means to work from home, how it affects our daily lives and our relationships, and how it is tied in to the development of the internet and our increasingly digitised world.

Read an extract from Mad Skills

Next week we’ll be publishing Ryan Alexander Diduck’s Mad Skills: MIDI and Music Technology in the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of MIDI and it’s impact on the ways music is made and consumed.

From today you can read an extract from the fourth chapter, “Synthesizer, Sampler, Mixmaster, Spy”, in The Wire.

In the beginning, there was the word. The word was a voice. The voice had a speaker. And the speaker knew the magic words. Fast-forward thousands of years to a time when humans behave like robots and robots behave like humans. Nobody knows the magic words anymore. Computers don’t distinguish between messages of love or hatred. Microchips make music and war with indifferent equivalence. All word, every voice, is now code. It has been for years.

You can read the rest of the extract here.

“One of the defining voices of the 21st Century…” – Lesley-Ann Brown in the Huffington Post

In May we’ll be publishing Lesley-Ann Brown’s Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son, a book which explores, through the lens of motherhood, issues such as migration, identity, nationhood and how it relates to land, forced migrations, imprisonment and genocide for Black and Indigenous people.

Having moved to Copenhagen, Denmark from Brooklyn over eighteen years ago, Brown attempts to contextualise her and her son’s existence in a post-colonial and supposedly post-racial world in where the very machine of so-called progress has been premised upon the demise of her lineage. Through these letters, Brown writes the past into the present – from the country that has been declared “The Happiest Place in the World” – creating a vision that is a necessary alternative to the dystopian one currently being bought and sold.

 

You can read more about Lesley-Ann and her work in the Huffington Post:

Trailblazing Blogger Lesley-Ann Brown Has Been Laying the Foundations for a Literary Renaissance for over Two Decades – God is a Trini and She Lives High, All the Way Up, in Copenhagen

Poet and English Teacher in Copenhagen Denmark Sows Seeds with Fire and Reaps the Whirlwind – The Galactic Resistance is Real