The Hafler Trio is Andrew M. McKenzie (from Newcastle, England - currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia) working in the field of psychoacoustics and sonic research. Since 1982, The Hafler Trio has produced a prolific body of work involving art, science, sound, religion, comedy and philosophy - emphasizing a dynamic balance and interplay of `body´, `mind´ and `spirit´ over any one of these. McKenzie has previously worked with members of Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA, Nurse With Wound, Psychic TV, Whitehouse and Zoviet France. Andrew has also collaborated with performance artists John Duncan and Annie Sprinkle, ex-Fluxus artist Willem De Ridder, artist/designer Neville Brody, and sound/poetry artist Z´EV.
Aki Nawaz a.k.a. Propa-Gandhi is a British rapper and musician, part of the Islamic rap band Fun-Da-Mental. He is best known for his controversial lyrics relating to immorality of the west, jihad and suicide bombers. Nawaz grew up in Bradford, England. In the 1980s, using his proper name Haq Qureshi, he played drums under with the rock band Southern Death Cult, a forerunner to The Cult, which had Ian Astbury on vocals. When Astbury moved on to found his own band, the remaining musicians stayed together for a time, but eventually broke up. Changing musical genres, Nawaz went on to found the Islamic rap group Fun-Da-Mental in 1991.
In 2006, when their record All is War was about to be released through his own Nation Records, two company directors from his distributor Beggar's Banquet Records, Martin Mills and Andrew Heath, threatened to resign. The record was finally released on August 7th 2006 as a download album, with a retail release on the Five Uncivilised Tribes label to follow.
Brian Dean has written regular columns for the Guardian newspaper, The Idler and Sleaze magazine.He’s also been published in the Independent newspaper, The Irish Independent, The Big Issue, Alternative Press Review, In Business and others. He isn’t a journalist – he trained as an architect at Bristol University, then worked as an IT systems developer and business analyst in several large companies. More recently he’s worked as an independent writer, magazine editor and website developer. In addition to Media Hell, he runs the Media Sceptic Group and the satirical website anxiety.com.
Boyd Rice is one of the most provocative and debatable underground figures of the post-punk era. A pioneering noise musician and countercultural maven, from the late 1970s to the present he has worked in an array of capacities, playing the roles of: musician, performer, artist, photographer, essayist, interviewer, editor, occult researcher, filmmaker, actor, orator, deejay, gallery curator and tiki bar designer, among others.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Studied at Engelbrektsskolan, Stockholm ...
Started taking photographs.Studied at Östra Real, Stockholm.
Studied at the University of Stockholm (journalism & film theory/history).
Published music/subculture fanzines Lollipop and Acts Of Interstellar Torture.
Music-making with the band White Stains.
Studied at Stockholms Filmskola / Nya Filmskolan (filmmaking).
Initial record label and publishing activities with TOPYSCAN.
Edited and published occultural journal The Fenris Wolf in three issues (one magazine and two books).
Founded and worked with record label and book publishing company Psychick Release.Co-founded and worked with film society Cinematick in Stockholm, organising numerous film shows, events and parties, including in-person-appearances by Herschell Gordon Lewis, Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch, Jörg Buttgereit and several others.
Co-founded and worked with book publishing company Looking Glass Press.
Founded and worked with advertising agency/think tank Übertext.
Edited and published first issue of art fanzine BULT.
Release of "Allt var bättre förr men inte länge till" (a collection of aphorisms and thoughts).
Release of "Bardo Tibet" (a Max Fredrikson photo-book with a lengthy introduction by CA).
Music-making with the bands Cotton Ferox and Deform Project, releasing albuns with Genesis P-Orridge and Thee Majesty
The Center for Tactical Magic engages in extensive research, development, and deployment of the pragmatic system known as Tactical Magic. A fusion force summoned from the ways of the artist, the magician, the ninja, and the private investigator, Tactical Magic is an amalgam of disparate arts invoked for the purpose of actively addressing Power on individual, communal, and transnational fronts. At the CTM we are committed to achieving the Great Work of Tactical Magic through community-based projects, daily interdiction, and the activation of latent energies toward positive social transformation
Writes about cultural extremes, especially in music and art, as well as crafting scary short fiction and verse. Some of his non-fiction credits include Apocalypse Culture 2, Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music, Spin, Hustler, Rue Morgue, Gauntlet, Seconds, Terrorizer, Juxtapoz, Warp Japan, Bang, Merlin's Music Box and more. I've sold short stories to The Darker Side: Generations of Horror, The Dead Inn, Fangoria, and Allen Koszowski's Inhuman, to name a few. His fiction and poetry have received various awards including mentions in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
His also a contributing editor for the first all-English Japanese toy culture magazine Super7 also editor of Esoterra Magazine - The Journal of Extreme Culture
In a society which glorifies
their power and our passivity, all thought which challenges this passivity is
thoughtcrime. Crimethink is the transgression without which freedom and
self-determination are impossible—it is the skeleton key that unlocks the
prisons of our age.
CrimethInc. is the black market where we trade in this precious contraband. Here, the secret worlds of shoplifters, rioters, dropouts, deserters, adulterers, vandals, daydreamers—that is to say, of all of us, in those moments when, wanting more, we indulge in little revolts—converge to form gateways to new worlds where theft, cheating, warfare, boredom, and so on are simply obsolete.
Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, Don Simmons is a conceptual artist / writer based in Toronto, Canada. Simmons completed his MFA degree at NSCAD in 2002. Previously, he had studied art history in Italy while completing his diploma at OCAD. His writing has appeared in Parachute (Montreal), Image and Text (New Zealand), and Handheld Media (Calgary). Simmons has held teaching positions at the Alberta College of Art & Design, NSCAD University and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Erik Davis is a San Franciso-based writer, culture critic, and independent scholar. His book TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information was released by Harmony Books in the fall of 1998. It has been translated into five languages, and has achieved, in certain circles, the vaguely enviable status of a "cult classic." Davis is a contributing writer for Wired magazines, and wrote "The Posthuman Condition" column for the sadly departed online magazine Feed. His essays have appeared in over half a dozen books, including Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics (Chronicle), The Disinformation Book of Lies (Disinfo), Prefiguring Cyberculture (MIT Press) and Paul "DJ Spooky" Miller's Sound Unbound (MIT). He has contributed articles and essays to a wide variety of publications, including Bookforum, The Wire, ArtByte, the LA Weekly, Gnosis, and the Village Voice. His articles have been translated for publication in countries ranging from Japan to Brazil to Hungary.
"Erik Davis has written one
of the best media studies books ever published."
Ewen Chardronnet is an intermedia artist and independent author who works and lives in Tours, France. His work investigates the social, cultural and environmental consequences of the usage of technologies. As a real-time visual and sound performer he has been collaborating with several projects, such as "XKV8", "Signal Sever!", "Semaphore", "Radiant Heat" and the just released "Planetarium" concert DVD (Lowave, 2007) for electro-blues musicians Rodolphe Burger and Yves Dormoy. He's the project manager for the curatorial or experimental programs of the Tours based e-ngo Ellipse, which contributes to different initiatives such as Makrolab, MIR (zero-g flight in Star City, Russia), Acoustic Space Lab, World-Information.Org, Spectral Investigations Collective, The Laboratory Planet. Widely published, he's working now on a new book on dissemination and the future of war dissuasion in the rise of convergent technologies. He has published "Quitter la Gravité" (Leaving Gravity), an anthology on the Association of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA, 2001, Quitter la Gravité. Paris, France, Editions de L'Eclat) and has received in 2003 the Leonardo New Horizons Award together with the Acoustic Space Lab network.
Fernando Cerqueira, an enigmatic freelosopher, started is activities in the mid 80..s with his fanzine Atonal along with the electronic / industrial project CRONIAMANTAL which never released any album, some people say, despite the invitations they refused, only contributing for nacional and international compilations along with Clock Dva, Young Gods, Dive, Fini Tribe, Ah Cama - Sotz, Bourbonese Qualk, Von Magnet among many others.
His first adventure in setting up a music label was with SPH at the beginning of the 90..s which released 60 works with highlights such as JIM O..OROURKE , MERZBOW, KLIMPEREI, UWE ZAHN ( Arovane), MENTALO & THE FIXER, FEKTION FEKLER, INNANA, X RAY SPEX, SUICIDE COMMANDO, SYMBOLIKS ( Transglobal Underground), BRUME, ODE FILIPICA, CRONIAMANTAL, CRAWLING WITH TARTS( Michael Gendreau), MAEROR TRI(Troum), HATERS, TELECTU and many others.
Besides his musical projects he opened a seminal bookshop in Lisbon called LIGOTAGE which was a gathering for people interested in fringe/counterculture/occulture books like Re-Search, Body Play, Fethish, S & M, Drugs, Body Art, Archaic Revival, Topy, Alternative Lifestyles, Gaia, Apocalypse, Satanism, Erotica.
After some years of sucess the bookshop closed the doors and re-opened at ZDB - Art Gallery in Lisbon.
RASAL.ASAD is an ambient / drone / hypnotic escapism music project founded by Fernando Cerqueira some years ago and so far has released 9 albuns and appeared in several compilations and remixed Implant, Mimetic, etc
During that time, others Fernando Cerqueira activities included his involvement and promotion of TOPY ( Thee Temple ov Psychic Youth ) and Transmedia Foundation in Portugal, psychedelic books research for FLASHBACK Books ( mr. Horowitz, curator of Timothy Leary and father of Winona Rider ).Involved in the production of concerts like, Young Gods, Non, Mimetic, Current 93, Death in June, Jorge Reyes, In the Nursery, Rapoon, Von Magnet, Xotox.
This ultraterresterial being is also involved in the collective/record label THISCO which released so far albums from RAPOON, MERZBOW, JARBOE, KK NULL, MIMETIC, PHIL VON, ALAN COURTIS, SHHH..., ULTRA MILKMAIDS, L..EGO, SPIES, SCI-FI INDUSTRIES, SAMUEL JERÓNIMO, [ F.E.V.E.R.], LASSE MARHAUG, RASAL.ASAD, PHIL VON, RANDY GRIEF, and many many others.
Book dealer/partner for the Lisbon based alternative bookshop Book&Shop.
Editor and founding member of ANTIBOTHIS Occultural Books Anthologies
Frank Rynne is an Irish-born singer, record producer, art curator,
film-maker, writer and historian. He has played in three bands Those Handsome
Devils in 1984, The Baby Snakes (1985-1994) and Islamic Diggers (1996- ). He has
produced three CDs of Moroccan folk music featuring The Master Musicians of
Joujouka. In 1992 Rynne co-organised The Here to Go Show, an international art
show featuring the works of William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin and, with fellow
organisers Joe Ambrose and Terry Wilson, co-wrote Man from Nowhere. In 1996 he co-produced with Joe Ambrose 10%: file under Burroughs which featured John Cale, William Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Bill Laswell, and Bomb
the Bass. 10% also saw The Master Musicians of Joujouka back Marianne Faithfull
on a track “My Only Friend”, a tribute to Brion Gysin. On other tracks
experimental musicians Islamic Diggers and Scanner used Joujouka samples to
create new music.
Frank Rynne is an Irish-born singer, record producer, art curator, film-maker, writer and historian. He has played in three bands Those Handsome Devils in 1984, The Baby Snakes (1985-1994) and Islamic Diggers (1996- ). He has produced three CDs of Moroccan folk music featuring The Master Musicians of Joujouka. In 1992 Rynne co-organised The Here to Go Show, an international art show featuring the works of William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin and, with fellow organisers Joe Ambrose and Terry Wilson, co-wrote Man from Nowhere.
In 1996 he co-produced with Joe Ambrose 10%: file under Burroughs which featured John Cale, William Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Bill Laswell, and Bomb the Bass. 10% also saw The Master Musicians of Joujouka back Marianne Faithfull on a track “My Only Friend”, a tribute to Brion Gysin. On other tracks experimental musicians Islamic Diggers and Scanner used Joujouka samples to create new music.
GX Jupitter-Larsen (sometimes erroneously spelled Juppiter-Larsen) is an artist, based in Hollywood, California, who has been active in a number of underground art scenes since the late 1970s.
He has been involved in punk rock, mail art, cassette culture, the noise music scene, and zine culture. During the 1990s he was the sound designer for the performances of Mark Pauline's Survival Research Laboratories. His best known work is as the founder of the noise act The Haters, who have performed all over the world, and appear on over 300 CD & record releases.
Underlying all of Jupitter-Larsen's work is a peculiar mix of aesthetic and conceptual obsessions, particularly entropy and decay, professional wrestling, and a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement such as polywave, the totimorphous, and the xylowave.
DIGITAL DIVA: CYBERSYBIL, PARASPOOK, OCCULTRIX, DICHOTOMYS.Writes in the fields of occulture, new media, underground culture, metaphysics, new physics and other future science, conspiracy, ESPionage, mind control, experiential therapy, chaos theory, zpe, paramedia ecology, emergent healing, reality wormholes, magick, qabalah, digital video and spiritual cinema. She is published by Inner Traditions Intl, Phanes Press and Autonomedia.
Joe Ambrose works as a DJ and member of experimental hip hop group Islamic Diggers, who produced the CD 10%, featuring Bill Laswell, Marianne Faithfull, John Cale, and William Burroughs.
Ambrose co-organised The Here to Go Show, a celebration of the wild cultural experimentation of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Collaborators on this included Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, and William Burroughs. The Here To Go Show was documented in the movie Destroy All Rational Thought.
His books include two novels for Pulp Books, Serious Time (1998) and Too Much Too Soon (2000), Moshpit Culture (2001), an investigation of covert punk culture from inside the moshpit, and Gimme Danger (2002), a biography of punk icon Iggy Pop.
Ambrose has performed with Lydia Lunch, John Cale, Scanner, Anita Pallenberg, Ian Sinclair, Howard Marks, Tav Falco, Richard Hell, and Morocco's Master Musicians of Joujouka.
John Zerzan (born 1943) is an America anarchist and primitivist philosopher and author. His works criticized agricultural civilization as inherently oppressive, and advocate drawing upon the ways of life prehistoric humans as an inspiration for what a free society should look like. Some of his criticism has extended as far as challenging domestication, languague, symbolic thought (such as mathematics and art) and the concept of time. His four major books are Elements of Refusal (1988), Future Primitive and Other Essays (1994), Running on Emptiness (2002) and Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections (2005).
Kenji Siratori: a Japanese cyberpunk writer who is currently bombarding the internet with wave upon wave of highly experimental, uncompromising, progressive, intense prose. His is a writing style that not only breaks with tradition, it severs all cords, and can only really be compared to the kind of experimental writing techniques employed by the Surrealists, William Burroughs and Antonin Artaud. Embracing the image mayhem of the digital age, his relentless prose is nonsensical and extreme, avant-garde and confused, with precedence given to twisted imagery, pace and experimentation over linear narrative and character development. With unparalleled stylistic terrorism, he unleashes his literary attack. An unprovoked assault on the senses. Blood Electric (Creation Books) was acclaimed by David Bowie.
Lob was born in Southern California in 1965.
He wrote his first poetry in 1981. He read at his first reading in 1985. He hosted his first reading in 1993, and has done most of those things over and over again since those times..(well, not the being born part). He has appeared, reading words, at many venues including UCLA, UNLV, UCI, Beyond Baroque, and many coffee shops and art gallerys. He has been published in publications including NEXT MAGAZINE, SKRATCH, LUMMOX JOURNAL, and many others.
He has 7 chapbooks of poetry that have been published so far.
LOB has been playing Harmonica since he was 12 years old, and he has been playing Bass since he was about 20. He currently plays Harmonica whenever he can, and plays bass with INSTAGON INSTAGON was started in 1993 as a musical experiment in thee United States, by members ov Thee Temple of Psychick Youth North America (TOPYNA), to becoum counter-part to thee UK TOPY ensamble called Psychick TV (PTV). Shortly there after PTV disbanded and thee networking between thee two groups became fuedal. Members ov thee TOPY North America Access Point called BABYLON ov this era are responsible for thee birth ov thee deamon, Instagon, although artist/creatist LOB tends to be held as the founder or creator ov thee project.
Steven Johnson Leyba is an artist who paints primarily in hand made fine art books. Leyba is a Native American artist that paints mixed media semi-political sexual paintings. He became quite infamous for his ritual performances with the band U.S.A.F. (two cd's were released by www.adversaryrecordings.com). His new band Hellmouth is working on their first album "TRUTH" and he is a published writer and cultural critic. He is currently writing his memoir "The Last American Painter; My life as Art, as SEX, as RELIGION as War" In 1994 he was made a priest by Anton Szandor LaVey of the Church of Satan (wrote the Satanic Bible). On winter Solstice 2008 Reverend Leyba started The Coyotel Church and is now known as Magus Coyotel Leyba. He lives in New Mexico and is painting his new series "Alchemical Transsexuals" inspired by Genesis P-Orridges "Pandrogyne" concept of the total sex.Leyba is currently editing his documentary on TRUE ART called "Inside the Mind of the Artist as They Speak the Truth" which is scheduled to be released to various film festivals all over the world in September. He is the author of the book COYOTE SATAN AMERICA www.lastgasp.com
Monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group of basket weaving
enthusiasts and theory do-it-yourselfers having its seat in Vienna and Zeta
Monochrom is the super-affirmation of the globalization trap.
Monochrom has existed in this (and every other) form since 1993.
Monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop
attitude, subcultural science and political activism. monochrom publishes the
book of the same name in addition to its activity in other areas. What are we
doing? monochrom is an open field of experimentation:
International art scene, panel discussion event technology, souls bought and sold, game and shame shows, readings of the dreariest sort, theory cocooning, film short processing, website squatters' consultancy, alternative space travel projects, do-it-yourself surveillance courses, riddle rallyes, ecumenical field services, overhead projector comics, circumstantiation, Power Point fairytales, layouting and decomposition, propagandistic summer camps, monumental puppet theater, aesthetic pregnancy counseling, producing, promoting and destroying music, party service, expressional dance, Biennial brawls, GDR rock, DJ events and lots more...
Nigel Ayers is dedicated to expanding the possibilities of Interactive Art through a combination of art installation, activism, text, online activity and physical objects. His work manifests in the form of books, sculpture, t-shirts as well as in performance experiences.
Having been long involved in experimental music he has recently concentrated on the possibilities of the sound art installation, integrated within the poetic qualities of material objects.
His work examines boundaries between the exotic and the infra-ordinary. Since 2006 he has been involved in an in-depth exploration of the geography, folklore and cultural resonance of place; notably in a series of documented ritual walks on Bodmin Moor.
Nocturnal Emissions is sound art project that has released numerous records and CDs in music styles ranging from electro-acoustic, musique concrete, hybridised beats, sound collage, post-industrial music, ambient and noise music. The sound art has been part of an ongoing multimedia campaign of guerrilla sign ontology utilising video art, film, hypertext and other documents.
From early in their work, the group concentrated on the axiom of music being a form of social control, and highlighted concepts such as information overload, cult conditioning, brainwashing and subliminal advertising, in a critique of information society. Their music drew heavily on worldwide folk traditions as well as that of the European avant-garde.
Kaarlo Pentti Linkola (born
December 7, 1932 in Helsinki) is a radical Finnish environmentalist. He has
written widely about his ideas and is well-known in Finland. He lives a
materially very simple life and works as a professional
Born in south London on 24 March 1962. His mother Julia Callan-Thompson was a showgirl and club hostess, who died at the age of thirty-five in 1979. Home was registered at birth with the name Kevin Llewellyn Callan,the entry for his father is blank on his birth certificate. Since he claims not to remember it, most of Home´s childhood is blank too.
Home became interested in northern soul and punk rock as a teenager, and from 1974 onwards spent a lot of his time hanging around the West End of London, both alone and in the company of other juveniles.
After leaving school at the age of sixteen, he first signed on the dole in the late seventies, and last claimed unemployment benefits in the mid-nineties. He has never held down a regular job for more than a few months at a time. On those rare occasions when he´s been forced to work, Home has taken employment as a factory labourer, agricultural labourer, shop assistant, office clerk and art class model.
Deciding he didn´t like working in factories as a teenager, Home pursued cultural and political interests, writing many books and participating in even more gallery exhibitions. He lives in London. Thames water, rather than blood, is said to run through Home´s veins.
Socialfiction.org (Wilfried Houjebek) is dedicated to continue the exploration of Psychogeography through software. They list their interest through the following key-words: * carthographic sadism * gabber avant-gardism * experimental knowledge * DIY urbanism * autonomous spacetravel * gymnosophistic delight * disco socialism * peripatetic hedonism. One of the artist's recent projects is «The Journal for Patterns Recognised» – a new journal dedicated to the study of distorted pattern recognition as a branch of speculative knowledge.
Stefan Szczelkun lives in South London. He has a long history of
involvement in collaborative and collective projects going back to the late
Sixties. He is also interested in self-publication, from books and pamphlets
to videos and web wikis. Currently also parent of a 3 year old. Most work can
be found with a search of my name, which originates from pre WW2 Eastern
Focus on international
networks such as Mail-Art, street art, small press, home-tape, video art,
performance art, art & technology, industrial art & music, surfing on
the edge and more / artworks, publications, video, music, … and information from
about 1500 international artists.
Terre Thaemlitz is an award winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. His work critically combines themes of identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz’ wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club oriented deep house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer composed neo-expressionist piano solos. He has released twelve solo albums, as well as numerious 12-inch EPs, 7-inch singles, collaborative albums, remixes, and video works.
He is a resident DJ at Club Module in Tokyo, where his “Deeperama” parties are held bi-monthly. His writings on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines. As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist transgenderism and pansexual Queer sexuality, Thaemlitz has participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan, as well as held numerous cross-cultural sensitivity workshops at Tokyo’s Uplink Factory, near his current residence in Kawasaki, Japan.
A poet scarred by overwhelming nihilism and the usual sacred works of dead overmen, spreading his ultra violent writings since the age of seventeen and having arrived as a more mature terrorist. Has written two books (Sins of the Mind and Sacred), currently writing a third (The Extermination of Humanity Under Keynesian Economics) and assembling a fourth as yet untitled entry with an extract selected here. In his spare time he assembles graphic collages and records spoken word material.
Former member of the punk rock band Dwarves, wrote for occult magazines like, Primal Chaos, Dagobert´s Revenge, Synthesis and is actively involved in music production with his band Chthonic Force and have worked with Boyd Rice, Monte Cazazza, Peter Sotos, Thomas Thorn (The Electric Hellfire Club ), Neither/Neither World.
Wulf is the co-founder of the
Zendik movement, along with his life partner Arol. He soon named himself and his real
live movement Zendik. Wulf was an ARTIST: a musician, a writer of fiction and
philosophy, an individualist the likes rarely seen in humanity. He worshiped
beauty and aesthetics, believed in both the harshest discipline and the most
uninhibited pursuit of pleasure.
Wulf relished his chosen role as iconoclast (definition: One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions).
After studying at CalArts with Concrete poet Emmett Williams, he produced works using the name S. Weisser, primarily concentrating on visual and sound poetries. In 1969, he was included in the "Second Generation" show at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. Beginning in the early 1970s, he developed a personal technique utilizing self-developed instruments formed from industrial materials such as stainless steel, titanium, and PVC plastics. Initially these instruments were assemblages of these materials with a movement-based performance style that was a form of marionette (although with the performer visible). He has since come to refer to this performance mode as 'wild-style', a term originally related to graffiti.
It was at this time that he began performing using the name Z'EV, which comes from the Jewish name his parents gave him at birth: Sh'aul Z'ev bn Yakov bn Moshe bn Sha'ul. While but one of the progenitors of the 'industrial movement' (see Industrial Culture Handbook) he is, however, fairly solely responsible for delivering the 'tribal' impulse and esthetic into the Western/European cultural milieu developing between the years 1978-1984.
In Nov./Dec. 1980 he introduced intense metal based percussion music to the UK and Europe while opening for Bauhaus on their first headlining tours there. His work with both text and sound has been influenced by the Middle Eastern mystical system best known as Kabbalah (although not of the Jewish variety), as well as - but not limited to - African, Afro-Caribbean and Indonesian rhythms, musics and cultures. He has studied Ewe (Ghana) music, Balinese gamelan, and Indian tala.
His recordings have been released by labels such as CIP, Cold Spring, Die Stadt, Soleilmoon, Tzadik Records, Subterranean and Touch Records. Z'EV lives in London, England.