Available from Old Europa Cafe records (http://www.oldeuropacafe.com/)
Cover art by Val Denham.
And I ask my lovers “Do you know where the Desert Roses bloom and grow?”.
Following the disband of BLACK SUN PRODUCTIONS in 2012, Massimo & Pierce are releasing their first album as ANARCOCKS.
Exposing the fictional character of teenage Johnny as he joins the underground revolutionary army of the Wild Boys, Desert Rose is the first installation in a trilogy called europArabia.
An aural investigating of the intertwine between west and east, north and south, militance and desire.
The original lyrics in Italian were written by Massimo Villani over a period of twenty years.
Pierce created the two parts cinematic cut-up and fond-in soundscape drowning inspiration from Bedouin chants, Marrakech porn and the epical soundtracks of Middle Eastern vintage films.
Massimo & Pierce are and was also well known for being part of the COIL collective especially during their live shows.
01. primo tempo: johnny joins the wild boys
02. secondo tempo: santa sangreal denham
The box set of my early recordings.
The Death & Beauty Foundation. (Double vinyl album with gatefold sleeve)
Silverstar Amoeba. (Vinyl album)
Counterdance. (Vinyl album)
Limited edition box, 99 copies (brown vinyl) contains extra vinyl EP and brown T Shirt. In special case.
Regular black vinyl single albums unlimited.
The first ever extensive overview of art (drawings, paintings and sketches) created by John Balance.of Coil – available now!
This is a superb large format volume in full colour of the artwork of John Balance
Published by Timeless – 2014 – France
29 x 29 cm – 248 pages in full colours – Hardcover
The artworks featured in the book are both finished elaborate hallucinatory pieces as well as quick sketches with a good sprinkling of Balance’s often underestimated humour.
Homages to idols and inspirations next to idiosyncratic magical dreamscapes
executed in a wide variety of styles and mediums
Compiled by Liam Thomas and Thighpaulsandra – with text by
Val Denham and Jeremy Reed.
First edition of 500 copies
DYSPHORIA limited fine art print – Val Denham
DYSHORIA Fine art Limited edition print – 2014 – France
90 x 60 cm – Printed on Rives laid pale cream paper 220 g
Limited to 100 copies signed and numbered by Val Denham
Sent carefully rolled in a strong tube.
O/Ref: DYSPHORIA PRINT
Price: 55.00 €
Coming very soon, the new vinyl album by Val Denham entitled “Dysphoria”on Vanity Case Records. There will be a special limited edition of 23 only with hand painted covers. I will let you know when it is available.
DYSPHORIA – Val Denham
Published by Timless Ed. – 2013 – France
16 x 24 cm – 220 pages in colours – Hard cover
Huge monography about visual artist & musician Val Denham.
Richly illustrated (around 200 artworks), this book also explains who is Val Denham, where did she come from, what’s Tranart, why she moved to London, why she loves colours so much, if she ever do a proper job, what does she think, is she mental and ten obscure facts about her.
Art presented are her work for album covers (Marc Almond, TG, Psychic TV, Cyclobe,etc…) but also her most and very personal paintings, drawings and collage.
Words from Val Denham, Marc Almond, Anthony Hegarthy, Monte Cazzaza and Gavin Friday.
ONLY 300 COPIES !
A little film for the track “Bluelands” which is the track from the original CDR album “Bluelands” 2011, however this is a very different mix. this version is on the forthcoming vinyl album called “Dysphoria” released very soon on Vanity Case Records. The album has the same title as my forthcoming book published by Timeless Books for the simple reason that I consider it to be a kind of musical accompaniment to the book.
The Underground Sound – June 16, 2013 – interview with artist/musician/poet VAL DENHAM
June 23, 2013 by Meri
Listen in as Meri St. Mary talks with Val Denham an artist/musician/poet from Bradford (Vallanda) UK. In this hour we cover the waterfront, so to speak, on a number of interesting events in Val’s life as an artist from the distant past to now! Val’s body of artwork is extensive both visually & musically: this year a book will be released entitled “Dysphoria” where you can peruse & ponder her works at yer leisure (a CD w/the same title will be released as well). Chatting with Val is a fun informative visit into the personality of a creative genius that is challenging to put into words & rather difficult to articulate so I will give you several queries (the answers lie in the interview) after which you will receive a prize! Why was headmaster Mr. Taylor concerned w/young Val enough to merit a visit to his office? What book would Val save from her library in case of a fire? Why was Val’s artwork deemed so disturbing that 2 detectives found her to be a “person of interest” in the Yorkshire Ripper case? What is it about the horrifying & dark side of the human psyche that obsesses & influences Val’s work? How did Auntie Betty’s picture cards from tea packets spark Val’s color fixation that exists to this day? How does one imagine smelling a strawberry? Why does Val thank the stars for estrogen? What & where does “Caligula On Acid” come from? How does an obsessive/compulsive deal w/dust? Why did Genesis P-Orridge get freaked out by a letter from Val? On whose albums has Val’s artwork appeared? Who wrote the forward to her new book? How many CD’s has Val released & with whom has she collaborated? If you are going to San Francisco why must you guard your Val Denham CD’s with your life? How long has Val been married & to whom & is she father/mother or both? All this & more, more, more PLUS original music from Val: “I Want Your Sex”, “City Lights” & “Thinking About My Girl” as well as an impromptu “Meri St. Mary Intro” song she gifted me with that is The Underground Sound’s new theme song! So here’s the prize: when you find yourself stumped in a conversation simple repeat this phrase: “IT’S A DUMMY & IT’S FULL OF CONCRETE”!!! & Thank the Stars for VAL DENHAM!!!
Just go to KVMR.org and look for podcasts then Val Denham.
Download MP3 (37 MB | 54:02 min)
About 10 new tracks added to my “Val Denham Music” at Myspace. Just encase you want to check it out. Oh, go on, you know that you want to.