Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jiri Valoch | 8 SONNETS

Jiri Valoch
Toronto, Canada: Ganglia Press, 1969
[unpaginated], 14 x 11 cm., staple-bound
Edition of 200

Ganglia Press was founded in 1965 by bpNichol and Dave Aylward, while they were both working at the University of Toronto library. In addition to a magazine, the pair published their own works under the imprint, and works by friends and colleagues, such as bill bissett, Michael Ondaatje, Steve McCaffery, Victor Coleman, Nelson Ball and others. 

Ganglia Press also published An Interrupted Poem by Valoch, and included him in an anthology of concrete poetry from Czechoslovakia.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Raymond Pettibon | Other Christs

Raymond Pettibon
Other Christs
Lawndale, USA: SST Publications, 1982
[32] pp., 21.6 × 14 cm., staple-bound
Edition of 500

One of Pettiibon's earliest artist's books/zines, which was produced in an edition of 500, some of which seem to be numbered and others not. Reportedly 80% of the edition size was destroyed.

Monday, July 29, 2019

New Laurie Anderson LP

Only a few months after her Grammy award-winning collaborative album with the Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson has announced it's follow-up, due out in the fall. The record is another collaboration, this time with Tibetan singer and multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Choegyal and composer Jesse Paris Smith, who is the daughter of Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith.

Billed as "a sonic journey through The Tibetan Book of the Dead", Songs From the Bardo is a fourteen-track LP, to be released on the Smithsonian Folkways label. Choegyal chants, plays Tibetan singing bowls, gong, lingbu and dranyen on the album. Laurie Anderson provides vocals and violin. Smith plays piano, crystal bowls, and gong.

“I have tried to channel the wisdom and traditions of my ancestors through my music in a very contemporary way while holding the depth of my lineage.”
- Tenzin Choegyal, LP liner notes

“The music is meant to help you float out of your body, to go into these other realms, and to let yourself do that without boundaries"
- Laurie Anderson, LP liner notes

The record will be released September 27th.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Michael DuMontier & Neil Farber | Personal Messages Vol.4

Michael DuMontier & Neil Farber
Personal Messages Vol.4
Winnipeg, Canada: Self-published, 2019
15 pp., 4.25 x 2.5, loose leaves in envelope
Edition of 250 initialled and numbered copies

The fourth edition of Personal Messages was recently announced: 15 cards in a foil-stamped envelope, in a signed and numbered edition.

The set sells for $20 and is available directly from the artists. Email them at with your mailing address, and they'll reply with a Paypal invoice. Previous issues sold out quickly, so don't drag yer feet.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New Address

The blog has been on hiatus for weeks now, with any updates being auto-piloted ages ago. We have just relocated across the country to the incredible small town of Sackville, New Brunswick. Once our renovations are underway the blog will return to full capacity.

Please send review copies to

Dave Dyment
8 Pickard Place
Sackville New Brunswick
Canada E4L 4E6.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Martin Creed | Work No. 78

Martin Creed
Work No. 78 
London, UK: Self-published, 1993
10.1 x 10.1 cm.
Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies [+ 5 AP]

As many 2.5 cm squares of Elastoplast tape as are necessary, piled up, to form a 2.5 cm cubic stack. House in a polystyrene box.

George Brecht | Nut Bone

George Brecht
Nut Bone
New York City, USA: Fluxus, [circa] 1973
[unpaginated], 4.2 x 7 cm., staple bound
Edition size unknown

A small flip-book bound with a single staple. Included in later editions of Brecht's Water Yam and in Fluxus Yearbox 2.