People who have been waiting breathlessly in anticipation of the next album drop by TWSC will only need to hold their breathe a little longer! After much tweaking and fiddling, we have finally mastered the tracks. The album Flowers will drop on 21 Dec, just in time to add some noise to your holidays!
Flowers is mastered and released by BitPulse media, the brainchild of the most awesome Syahmi…here’s a pic of me and Syahmi shopping for vinyl at Blok M in Jakarta (I’m the one in the black cap).
Meanwhile, check out ‘Raquel,’ our dance track from the album here.
Get ready for Flowers…it won’t be a trip you forget anytime soon!
A great new review by independent researcher Lia Genovese of our translation of Alfred Raquez’s wonderful Laotian Pages has appeared in the Journal of the Siam Society. Check that out here: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pub_jss/article/view/224705/154133
Then buy our book here: https://www.niaspress.dk/books/laotian-pages
A lonely copy of my 2017 novel Singapore Red was spotted in the Popular Bookstore in Parkway Parade, in the perpetually hip and smart Katong neighborhood on Singapore’s east coast.
The publisher now lists these paperbacks as out-of-print, so all of you should run as fast as you can to Popular right now and buy this last copy BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!
Black Scat, an independent publisher based in the US (and who has featured some of my work) is having a fundraising drive. Launched in 2012, Black Scat Books not boasts 37 titles in the Absurdist series, as well as many full length novels, short fiction collections, visual art, plays, and various anthologies, as well as numerous works in translation, including 10 titles by the great French humorist Alphonse Allais — all first publications in English! In addition they issue a free monthly digital magazine, Le Scat Noir.
Support independent publishing…check out the link here and give a little back to Scat: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/black-scat-books-fund-o-rama?fbclid=IwAR3Jqd-2CFChXVIkWTp40fKgTIYgxLpTSZI8II8_CTwtuHVeSaBwd-82J6o#/
In advance of the coming release of the next TWSC album ‘Flowers’, BitPulse Records has released a new single for streaming.
Check out the awesome sounds of ‘Raquel’ by streaming it at Apple, Amazon, or Spotify…
The full album will digital drop at the end of August. Stay tuned…
I am honored that my article “Alfred Raquez’s Roles as Author and Editor of La Revue Indochinoise” will be published in the venerable Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient.
My article will appear in the 104th issue of the Bulletin, and its publication makes strange loops in the history of the journal.
Raquez’s second book, Pages Laotiennes, was received a favorable review in the very first issue of the Bulletin, in 1901, by one of the founding figures of the École française d’Extrême-Orient, Louis Finot. The Bulletin, as well as Raquez’s second book and the Revue Indochinoise which he was editorial director from 1904 to 1906, were all published by the same man, F.H. Schneider. Raquez was named a ‘member correspondent’ of the EFEO in 1906.
I’m pleased that my research has brought Raquez’s long-neglected contributions back into current of the EFEO.
Find out how to get your copy of issue 104 here: https://publications.efeo.fr/fr/periodiques/bulletin-de-l-ecole-francaise-d-extreme-orient-befeo
Here’s Raquez’s message to readers in 1904 when he assumed the role of Editorial Director: