Loops Journal

  • Up Cedar Hill

    Up Cedar Hill

    The most interesting person I knew when I was seven was my dad. He could get the paper flat and symmetrical on the Mad...

  • Est-ce est-ce si bon?

    Est-ce est-ce si bon?

    Gainsbourg in the Culture Bunker I: 1967 By early 1967, the French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg had been a professional performer for nearly...

  • Silent Disco

    Silent Disco

    She’s dancing to a song you can’t hear, to inner signals rather than noise. They give such pure direction, for once there is an...

  • Red Square and Southend

    Red Square and Southend

    Talking to me last year about OffOnOff, a noise–jazz supergroup featuring members of Dutch punk collective the Ex and Italian math-rock trio Zu alongside...

  • Sound Envisioned

    Sound Envisioned

    Science Fiction and Future Music (aka Sonic Fiction, Part Two) You’re familiar, I expect, with that old chestnut about the futility of writing about...

  • Untitled

    Untitled

    I am, and have been for almost twenty years now, a rubbish raver. I’m a rubbish dancer, rubbish at drugs, rubbish at fashion and...