WHAT IS THIS?, $5 ppd., 7” x 8”, color printed, 12 pgs.

Jan 21, 2022

Based in Houston, Texas, music label Artificial Head Records put out this short, larger format zine of reviews and interviews. There’s a short interview with Xiu Xiu and multimedia artist Give Up. A section of book reviews talks about the mini-micro publishing style of Mouse Books (remember CliffsNotes?), and their box sets which look really interesting and give you short introductions to the writings of famous authors. Finally, the music reviews stood out to me for their fun and surprisingly efficient way of reviewing albums in the format of haikus. Short and sweet. –Tricia Ramos (What Is This?, artificialheadrecords.bandcamp.com)

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