LEVANDE BEGRAVD fanzine is a new one to me that I was fortunate enough to get a copy of recently, courtesy of one Marko Gillingsmark (the fella who puts it out).
Mr. Gillingsmark’s a Swede from Gothenburg, and it looks like this is the first one he’s attempted in English. Exceptionally well-done small-format mag that’s laser-targeted to those of us who prefer slopped-up, sub-underground DIY punk in many flavors – the stranger and more off-centered, the better. You can learn more about it and perhaps order up a copy yourself at their Facebook page.
FÖRDÄMNING fanzine #10, published by one M. Andersson out of Göteborg, Sweden, is now out and available for order here.
It’s one of my favorite modern ‘zines, partially because it mines such deep-underground noise, experimental & abstract rock that I’ve truly never heard, nor heard of, 70+% of what’s covered here. And I like that – lots of limited-edition esoteric weirdness to contemplate trying to find, or at least try & stream somewhere online.
I’m not even much of a noise or soundscape listener – and yet Andersson’s a truly ear-to-the-ground chronicler of the cassette and CD-R underground, and makes me seek out the previously ignored. He throws it all together in a slapdash but eminently readable cut-n-paste style that really makes me want to ditch my own high-process fanzine style and go back to simple 6-page foldovers.
The new issue has a 1982 pic of The Fall on the cover; a waltz through the corners of the Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers catalog; an interview with a fella from the Pheromoans, reviews and more. Grab it here.