Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tatjana Dragovic

From my vaults: Alexandra Babok

Martina Klein

New York

Abby Brothers

ph: Zoey Grossman

First Lines: Joris-Karl Huysmans - Against Nature

(art: Odilon Redon)

Judging by the few portraits that have been preserved in the Chateau de Lourps, the line of the Floressas des Esseintes consisted, in bygone days, of muscular warriors and grim looking mercenaries.

Carmen Soo

Against All Odds (1984)

A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend and when he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.

Lacklustre and bland remake of the Noir classic Out of the Past in a contemporary setting, a good example that adding up big names and talent doesn't mean the result will be a good movie.

Michelle Jansen

New Stuff: Nurse With Wound

Another addition to my NWW collection, 79 tracks (!) compiled by Andrew Liles and Steven Stapleton and contains fragments of collaborations with Peat Bog, Freida Abtan, Aranos and Stereolab.

Olga Shkurenko

Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (1978)


Alucarda Italy (DVD title) / USA (video title)
Innocents from Hell USA (video title)
Mark of the Devil 3 USA (video title)
Mark of the Devil Part 3: Innocence from Hell USA (video title)
Sisters of Satan USA

A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda and demonic possession, Satan worship, and vampirism follows.

A small gem of sexploitation combining lesbianism, Satanism and gore with an atmospheric setting and some over-the-top acting.

Anna Vorobyeva

ph: François Berthier

New Stuff: Cromagnon

This is an obscure album from a nearly forgotten band released in 1969! It has a cult status as being a precursor for noise and industrial as mentioned at "So in its own obscure way, Cave Rock is an experimental effort that, arguably, did its small part to benefit Throbbing Gristle, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, the Revolting Cocks, Einstürzende Neubauten, Controlled Bleeding, and others who came along later."

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Georges Barbier


Friday, August 6, 2010

From my vaults: Karolina Babczynska

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Leigh Lezark

New York

(photo by me)

Isadora di Domenico

ph: Jacques Dequeker

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

Animal contact can alter what Castaneda calls "assemblage points." Like mother-love. It's benn slobbered over by Hollywood. Andy Hardy gous down on his knees by his mother's bed. What's wrong with that? A decent American kid praying for his mother. What's wrong with that?
"I'll tell you what's wrong with it, B.J. It's shit. It's dead mawkish muck and it destroys the truth under it."
Here is a mother hooded seal on an ice floe with her cub. Thirty-mile-an-hour winds, thirty degrees below zero. Look into her eyes, slitted, yellow, fierce, crazed, sad and hopeless. End line of a doomed planet. She can't lie to herself, she can't pull any pathetic rags of verbal self-glorification about her. There she is, on this ice floe with her cub. She shifts her five-hundred-pound bulk to make a dug available. There's a cub with its shoulder ripped open by one of the adult males. Probably won't make it. They all have to swim to Denmark, fifteen hundred miles away. Why? The seals don't know why. They have to get to Denmark. They all have to get to Denmark.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: John Faed


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Izabel Goulart

From my vaults: Ingrid Baars

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Liu Wen

ph: Camilla Akrans

New York

(photo by me)

Anabela Belikova

ph: Solve Sundsbo

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

I don't think anyone could write a completely honest autobiography. I am sure no one could bear to read it: My Past Was an Evil River.

Janice Dickinson

ph: Mike Reinhardt

Natalia Vodianova

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Brent Couchman

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elise Crombez

ph: Steven Meisel

From my vaults: Steve Azzara

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Joy Bryant

Stef van der Laan

New York

Tanga Moreau

First Lines: Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet

(art: George Hutchinson)

In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the Army.

Masha Zayteva

New Stuff: Sweet Apple

A new band with Joe Mascis, couldn't miss out on this album.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Roland Topor


Jenna Kuokkanen