Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 6

Lvl2 Issue 6

Cover & interior art by The Implicit Order
orchestrated by
The Ephemeral Man

Download this issue for free, HERE

The Wyrd Daze EP

Track One : Огнестрельное Ружье by Oat Oaks
Track Two : Good Ol’ Twine
by
Douglas E. Powell & The Rising Spirit
Track Three :
So this is DubHop by Black Saturn
Track Four :
Night-Gaunts by K. Fenrir
Track Five :
Will you take me all the way?
by
The Implicit Order
~ An Interview with Anthony Washburn  
(Troublemaker/Grifter at The Implicit Order)
~ Ontogenesis (a story) by Martin Hayes 
 ~ A tribute to Sylvia Anderson by David Southwell and Simon Drax 
~ An interview with Phillipe Gerber 
(Musician, painter, photographer, engineer,
label manager at Alrealon Musique)
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artwork by Emma-Jane Rosenberg

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All hail the mighty Oat Oaks!

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 5

Lvl2 Issue 5

You can download this issue for free HERE

 

The cover and interior artworks (and the associated quotes)
for this issue are by David Southwell 
David is an author of several published books about true crime and
conspiracies which have been translated into a dozen languages.
These days, however, he mainly writes about place.
This issue of Wyrd Daze also features a new instalment of David’s

The Phoenix Guide to Strange England: Hookland

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Also in this issue are two great pieces of fiction:
Dāgônime by Martin Hayes
Not the Moon by Kolja Aertgeerts

as well as an interview with musician
and sound artist Peter Verwimp

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This month’s Wyrd Daze EP features the following tracks:

Track One : Emily & AngelineThe Hive

Track Two : The Heartwood InstituteWalking the Ponies

Track Three : The Heartwood Institute
Watching and Waiting

Track Four : AshtorethThrenody IV (Live in Oslo)

 

Hookland Radio

Recently uncovered from the private collection of one
who wishes to remain anonymous,
this recording of a Hookland Radio broadcast
from the late 60’s is an enticing glimpse
into the curious eccentricity of the
Hookland community at the time.

As can be expected, the quality of the recording
is not up to modern standards,
but it is an enjoyable listen nevertheless.

Sounds of the Night

An experiment in multimedia storytelling,
Sounds of the Night is an animated short story
written and created by Kendall Redburn.
You can take a look here

 

Wyrd Daze is free, but contributors still get paid via patronage!
Support the creators who contribute to Wyrd Daze by donating
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Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 5 for free HERE

 

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 4

Welcome to Wyrd Daze!

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You can download this issue for free HERE

 

The artworks for this issue have been chosen from the
treasure trove of over one million images that the
British Library released into the Public Domain.

In Fairy Land A series of pictures from the elf-world by Richard Doyle With a poem by W Allingham - caption 'An elf and a fairy kissing'

This issue features three amazing tales of woe and wonder:

Burden to Bear by Kendall Redburn

Changes in the Hive-Town by Martin Hayes

Chitterers by Anthony Morgan-Clark

 

There is also the latest essay, this time about dark matter,
from our resident wyrd scientist
Melissa Beall

an interview with musician Keith Seatman

and additional art from Paul Watson

 

This month’s Wyrd Daze EP features the following tracks:

Keith SeatmanStrange Tales & Lost Paper Trails

ConcretismConquistadors 

Ashtoreth Séance VIII (Channeling Black Bone)

Kieron MahonThe Men Went to the Moon

PolyporesVoices In The Walls

The Tara ExperimentThe Anomalist

 

You can download the EP as part of Lvl2 Issue 4, 
or alternatively you can stream it HERE.

 

Image taken from page 68 of 'Belle and the Dragon. An elfin comedy'

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The more patrons there are,
the more the contributors will get paid!

 

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Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 4 for free HERE 

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Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

Wyrd Daze is now FREE!

Wyrd Daze is the multimedia zine of speculative fiction + experimental music, art, and writing. It began life as a one-off print edition in the Summer of 2013 before launching digitally on October 31st. It had a run of 12 issues before being rebooted to Lvl2 in March 2015.

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Lvl2 Issue 2 Cover Art by Kev McKie

All through this initial run Wyrd Daze was available via a nominal subscription ($5 a month), creating a revenue with which to pay people for their contributions for the zine. The ethos of Wyrd Daze is to nurture, showcase, and support independent creativity.

I’ve now decided to take a step back with Wyrd Daze to concentrate on my own projects – in particular I have a novel to finish! I will still be continuing with the zine, but on a slower release schedule (An issue every 3 months or so). Consequently, I’ve decided to make Wyrd Daze FREE!

The whole of Lvl2 (3 issues so far) is now available to download, with more on the way.


Click to Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issues 1, 2, + 3

(A full list of contents for each of the three issues can be found below)


The ethos of the zine hasn’t changed, and I would like to encourage those that are willing and able to donate via my Patreon page. Most of the revenue created there will be used to pay creators for their contributions to Wyrd Daze, and as an added bonus you’ll also be sent copies of my own short stories, music, + anything else I create!

(Oh hai by the way, my name is Leigh Wright !)

Check out my Patreon page & perks here!


I’m interested in exploring sponsorship and other partnerships for Wyrd Daze. In addition I am offering advertising space for like-minded projects at a very friendly rate of $10 per (A4) page.

You can contact me at wyrd.daze@gmail.com


I’d also like to encourage you to sign up to the Wyrd Daze mailing list. That way, you’ll never miss an issue!

To sign up, click here


Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 1

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 1

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Eygló Daða Karlsdóttir 

  • Starstuff: an ode to Carl Sagan by Melissa Beall

  • Illu : strange tales from a wyrd world
    by Becky Munich and Leigh Wright

  • Persephone’s Threshold by Jenna Kraus

  • Bacon and Eggs : A Doctor Who universe sidebar story
    by Lee Rawlings

  • Wyrd Sounds: an interview with Saxon Roach
    about his latest IXTAB album, R.O.C

  • Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective


     Wyrd Daze Lvl2 EP 1

    • Track One – IXTAB : Parhelion

    • Track Two – The Whip Angels : Persephone’s Threshold

    • Track Three – Wizards Tell Lies : And Then It Awoke


    The Wyrd Daze Podcast

    An extract of a story from Seasons of War, the unofficial Doctor Who charity anthology. The story is called The Celaphas Gift, and it was written by Andrew Smith, who wrote the 1980 Tom Baker era Doctor Who episode: Full Circle (Part One) and its novelisation. He’s since gone on to write several Doctor Who audio adventures for Big Finish. The story is read by Tracey Norman, with sound design by Simon Brett.

    The podcast also features a mix dedicated to poet, maverick, and mystic Daevid Allen by The Ephemeral Man.

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Kev McKie

  • The Ballad of Sophie Nu by Mark Lawrence

  • An interview with Mark Lawrence

  • Shining Apples by Carsia Swenson

  • Walking on the Black Meadow by Chris Lambert

  • The Art of Clara Engel

  • I F***ing Love Science by Melissa Beall

  • Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective


There’s a special 5-track compilation of songs by Canadian singer / songwriter Clara Engel as part of the download with this issue, as well as the Wyrd Daze Podcast, which features a special mix for Beltane by The Ephemeral Man


Lvl2 Issue 3

Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 3

Contents :

  • Cover and interior artworks by Choncey Langford

  • The June Bug by Chris Lambert

  • Notes from Some Other War by Martin Hayes

  • States of Matter : an essay about the wyrd of science
    by Melissa Beall

  • Pas Musique : an interview with Robert L. Pepper

  • Fragments from : The Fife Psychogeographical Collective


      Wyrd Daze Lvl2 EP 3

Faux Brut : a mix of 4 tracks from 2 albums


Click to Download Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issues 1, 2, + 3


Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 3

 

Welcome to Wyrd Daze : the multimedia zine of speculative fiction + experimental music, art, & writing.

You can download this issue for free HERE

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This months artwork is by Choncey Langford – there’s much more to be seen within the zine!

10431296_10152436252508673_7829363609296087282_oThere’s also music from Choncey under the moniker
Faux Brut on this issue’s accompanying EP,
as well as a track by
Pas Musique from
their new album
Inside the Spectrum.

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Also in this issue…

Fiction: The June Bug by Chris Lambert

Fiction : Notes from Some Other War by Martin Hayes

States of Matter : an essay about the wyrd of science
by Melissa Beall

Pas Musique : an interview with Robert L. Pepper

Fragments from : The Fife Psychogeographical Collective


You can download this issue for free HERE


 

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If you’d like to support the creators who contribute to Wyrd Daze, you can donate via my Patreon page HERE.
There are a number of perks available, and donators will be included in an exclusive mailing list.

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Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 2

 

Welcome to Wyrd Daze : the multimedia zine of speculative fiction + experimental music, art, & writing.

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This month’s mind-blowing cover-art is by Kevin McKie, and there are plenty more of his amazing illustrations within this issue of Wyrd Daze


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Click the image above to go to the Wyrd Daze Patreon page 

or find other options to purchase the latest issue
for only $5 below.


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Wyrd Daze is honoured to be hosting
The Ballard of Sophie Nu a short story by best selling author Mark Lawrence. The third book of his
The Broken Empire‘ trilogy, called ‘Emperor of Thorns‘ won the David Gemmell Award for Best Novel in 2014.

The second book in his second trilogy set in the
Broken Empire is due to be released in June,
 and he has recently signed a substantial three-book deal with Harper Voyager for this third trilogy –
this time set in a unique world.

There is also an insightful interview with Mark
in this month’s zine.


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Clara Engel is a mesmerizing singer / songwriter from Canada, and Wyrd Daze is delighted to be hosting a unique 11-track compilation of her songs, as well as an interview, and some of her art & lyrics.

As a taster, here’s a fan-made video for the first track from the compilation: ‘Heaven and Hell


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Carisa Swenson was inspired by the multimedia project Tales of the Black Meadow to create this sculpture, “Silver Apples“.

She has written a special story for Wyrd Daze
based upon her creation.  

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In addition, Chris Lambert tells us more about the
Tales from the Black Meadow project which he created with Kev Oyston – which so far has spawned an album and book, with more on the way!


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Melissa Beall continues her regular contributions to Wyrd Daze with her brilliant essay: I Fucking Love Science


Entrance to The Wilderness


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And there’s more strange wanderings from the
Fife Psychogeographical Collective


The Wyrd Daze Podcast

This issue the podcast features a special mix for Beltane by The Ephemeral Man called
Bacchus Beltane 2: The Mists of Avalon


There are several ways to access  Wyrd Daze :

  • As a stand alone product, including all multimedia content, for $5 HERE

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Wyrd Daze Lvl2 Issue 1

Wyrd Daze Lvl 2 Issue 1

Wyrd Daze has levelled up!

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This is the cover for Wyrd Daze Lvl 2 Issue 1

The cover and interior artwork for this issue is by
Eygló Daða Karlsdóttir

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There are several ways to access  Wyrd Daze :

  • As a stand alone product, including all multimedia content, for $5 HERE

  • You can subscribe via Patreon for as little as $1 All Patreon subscribers get access to the Wyrd Daze Patreon activity stream, with exclusive content.

    For more details of all Patreon subscription options, please go HERE

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Featured in this month’s issue :

 (in order of appearance)

Wyrd Daze irregular Melissa Beall brings us an inspirational essay entitled Starstuff : an ode to Carl Sagan.

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There’s a sneak peek at a comic collaboration between
Becky Munich and Leigh Wright called Illu

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Jenna Kraus aka Pope Joan II of The Whip Angels and the Sex.Death.Rebirth blog brings us a poetry.art.music fusion exploration called Persephone’s Threshold.

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There’s a story set in the Doctor Who universe by comedian, actor, DJ, and author Lee Rawlings 

Saxon Roach of IXTAB answers some questions about his mesmerising new album R.O.C. 

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The Fife Psychogeographical Collective reminisce about the John Cage Centennial and take us through
The Woods and the Words.

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The Wyrd Daze Lvl2 EP 1

Track One : IXTAB Parhelion (from the album R.O.C)

Track Two : The Whip Angels Persephone’s Threshold

Track Three: Wizards Tell Lies And Then It Awoke (From an as-yet-unreleased album)



 The Wyrd Daze Podcast

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This month’s podcast features an audio extract of one of the stories from Seasons of War : the unofficial Doctor Who charity anthology. The story is called The Celaphas Gift: it was written by Andrew Smith, who wrote the 1980 Tom Baker era Doctor Who episode: Full Circle (Part One) and its novelisation. He’s since gone on to write several Doctor Who audio adventures for Big Finish

The extract is read by Tracey Norman, with sound design by Simon Brett.

Seasons of War is available via donation in a variety of formats. Donations are in aid of the charity Caudwell Children, for disabled children across the UK, and so far over 6 and a half thousand pounds has been raised! It’s a great book, pretty essential for Doctor Who fans, written by a talented selection of writers affiliated with the cult show in a number of ways. You can donate what you like but please consider giving generously if you can. You can donate and download the book at the Seasons of War Just Giving page HERE.

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This issue of Wyrd Daze is dedicated to poet and mystic
Daevid Allen, co-founder of the magnificent marvelous melodious magick band
Gong.

Daevid has been a huge inspiration to so many of us, and he passed beyond on Friday the 13th March at 1:08PM, boarding the flying teapot for the final trip to planet Gong

This month’s podcast also feature a mix by
The Ephemeral Man which is bookended by tracks from Allen’s joyous 1977 solo album Now is the Happiest Time of Your Life.

Track 1 : Daevid AllenFlamenco Zero 

Track 2 : Daevid AllenWhy do we treat ourselves like we do? 

Track 3 : Bombay Bicycle ClubLights Out, Words Gone

Track 4 : The British Space GroupHaze of Summer

Track 5 : Dead Can DanceWilderness

Track 6 : Fleetwood MacOh Daddy

Track 7 : Kemper NortonHelston 91

Track 8 : Hacker FarmKonrad

Track 9 : IXTAB – St James & The 28 Pieces

Track 10 : RadioheadCodex

Track 11 : Porcupine TreeTime Flies

Track 12 : The Advisory CircleThe Blue Energy Programme

Track 13 : Daevid AllenDeya Goddess



Issue 12 showcase

Hello and welcome to the Wyrd Daze Issue 12 showcase!

 

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The images above and below are by Becky Munich,
whose delightfully macabre illustration graces the cover
and interior of this month’s issue.

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Issue 12 also features a new installment of
The Phoenix Guide to Strange England: Hookland
by acclaimed author David Southwell.

Be sure to follow the official Hookland Twitter account HERE


Also in this month’s Wyrd Daze zine is
a fiction short by richnfamous
and a lengthy installment of
Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective.


 

This month’s Wyrd Daze Podcast features a mix by
The Ephemeral Man consisting of music taken from
soundtracks for modern computer games:
Destiny, Dragon Age, Halo, The Last of Us,
Mass Effect
Deus Ex: Human revolutionand Portal

This is hugely underrated music, and it’s probable that people
who don’t play computer games never get to hear it,
so here’s a chance to rectify that!


There is also a second mix which is
exclusive to Wyrd Daze subscribers and those
who buy
 Issue 12, as part of the download.

 

(The Wyrd Daze Podcast goes up on my Soundcloud account
until replaced by the latest edition.
All previous editions are archived HERE )


 

There are several ways to access
Issue 12 of Wyrd Daze:

As a stand alone product, including all
multimedia content,for $5 HERE

You can subscribe via Patreon for as little as $1,
and all Patreon subscribers get access to the
Wyrd Daze Patreon activity stream, with exclusive content.
For more details and all Patreon subscription options, go HERE

You can subscribe via the Wyrd Daze Gumroad shop HERE

 

or you can subscribe directly via Paypal with the button below
(and receive your first download within 24hrs) 

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Subscriptions create a revenue with which
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Issue 11 Showcase

 

Hello and welcome to the Wyrd Daze Issue 11 showcase!

 

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The above image is by Maxim Peter Griffin, whose artwork is featured in this month’s zine.

 


You can buy Issue 11 for $5 HERE or subscribe HERE


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This month’s download features a three track mini-EP from Concretism, and there is an interview with Concretism‘s
Chris Sharp within the zine as well.

 

In addition there is a track by The Will of Nin Girima called
Spell Three : Carrion offering from the album
Two Cycles of Incantation
on the Invisible City Records label

 

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There’s also a track called Among the Stars from
Rasplyn‘s new album Scenes through the Magic Eye,
out now on Mythical Records, and there is an interview
with Rasplyn‘s Carolyn O’Neill in this month’s zine too!


 

 A full list of Issue 11 contents follows: 

 

The Wyrd Daze PDF Zine

– Cover and interior art by Maxim Peter Griffin

– An interview with Carolyn O’Neill

Fragments from: The Fife Psychogeographical Collective

– An Interview with Chris Sharp

– FICTION: Raven and the Boggart by Leigh Wright

 

The Wyrd Daze EP

 

Concretism

Track One : Fog

Track Two : I dreamt of Coryton

Track Three : A Tour of the Factory

 

 Rasplyn

Among the Stars

(from the album Scenes Through the Magic Eye on the
Mythical Records label)

 

The Will of Nin Girima

Spell Three : Carrion offering

(from the album Two Cycles of Incantation on the
Invisible City Records label)


 The Wyrd Daze Podcast

 

There’s something a little different on the Wyrd Daze podcast this month:
a conversation between myself (Leigh Wright) and writer Jasun Horsley.

We touch on some of the themes in his forthcoming book
Seen & Not Seen: Confessions of a Movie Autist,
and spiral out from there.
A discussion about Sentience, Culture, Discernment, Self,
Life, The Universe, and Everything!


Hope you find it as fascinating as I did! 

 

Jasun Horsley is an author of several books on popular culture, psychology, and high strangeness, transmedia storyteller, independent scholar, and existential detective.


He lives and works in Canada.


His latest book, 
Seen & Not Seen: Confessions of a Movie Autist 


http://movieautist.com


 is due from Zer0 Books in January, 2015.

 

 


There are several ways to access
Issue 11 of Wyrd Daze:

 

As a stand alone product, including all
multimedia content,for $5 HERE

 

You can subscribe via Patreon for as little as $1,
and all Patreon subscribers get access to the
Wyrd Daze Patreon activity stream, with exclusive content.
For more details and all Patreon subscription options, go HERE

 

You can subscribe via the Wyrd Daze Gumroad shop HERE

 

or you can subscribe directly via Paypal with the button below
(and receive your first download within 24hrs) 

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Subscriptions create a revenue with which
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original contributions to Wyrd Daze