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VITAL - Magazine for Electronic and Electroacoustic Music - The complete collection 1987-1995

Format: BOOK
Label & Cat.Number: Korm Plastics
Release Year: 2020
Note: all 44 issues of the legendary non-copyright magazine published by Frans de Waard from 1987-1995 in one large book - a true compendium of the experimental / post industrial / cassette underground during that time. 580 pages, hardcover book, english: interviews, reviews, label portraits, articles & essays, announcements, news, etc. etc... almost better than the bible - a must have!!! Comes with full subject index!
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Vital - The Complete Collection 1987-1995
various authors
580 pages, hardcover

Frans de Waard published Vital, a fanzine for electronic and electroacoustic music, from 1987 to 1995. It was a low-budget, Xeroxed publication, bearing the revolutionary instruction: No Copyright Publication. Reprint Now! It featured interviews with Asmus Tietchens, O Yuki Conjugate, Merzbow, P16.D4, Pierre Henry, Jim ORourke, Brume, Dc Wor Mirran and many others, hosted discussions on copyright, plagiarism and plunderphonics, house music, ambient music, cassette culture and noise, and included contributions from musicians such as Leigh Landy, Godfried Willem Raes, John Duncan, and GX Jupitter-Larsen. Every issue included reviews of cassette releases, LPs, CDs and books. A total of 44 issues were published. Vital moved online in 1995, where it appeared every week since as Vital Weekly.
This book is a reprint of all 44 issues and is a lively record of the heyday of cassette culture and industrial music, but also of developments in the wider field of electronic music.