The first paper publication in about a decade by Yuzuru Agi, who is a music critic and producer, not only highly acclaimed as a visionary in the present music scene, but also known for editing the legendary “Rock Magazine” as a movement of new sensation, which still fascinates many fans today, to involve all cultural genres next to rock, regardless of whether hi or low art, such as fashion, comics, modern art, dance, photography and film, as well as founding “Vanity Records” referred to as the first independent label in Japan.
With his keen, consistent and unique aesthetic, his sense has been always keeping up with the most-advanced music trends and is carving out the edge of the times more and more acutely. His text and editorial will be accepted not only by earlier generations of readers, but also by young listeners / artists with fresh astonishment, who are now listening / making music.
0g discovers new talents.
We are looking for good works for the appendix CD in next issue #2.
When applying, please send your applications to the following address.
- Updating Modernism: Karl O’Conner
disk review : 1-33
- Updating modernism: Modern Love
disk review : 34-57
- 0g (zero-gauge) 01_poster
- industrial music records 10
0g is a zine-styled irregular publication.
Issue #1 is the first part of the primary period to Issue #4 and has no cover, which is an element to complete a book, in order to show that it is only a fragment of an uncompleted whole.
Issue #4, the last issue of the primary period, will have a binder which bundles the first four issues.
20 copies for reservations and 30 copies for the publishing event are specially bound with an industrial material on the front to have different covers one by one.
All main pages are separate and bundled by primitive paper fastener, adopted as a structure to enable a reader to interchange the pages, which is after his editing method to sense changing situations and quickly add or delate or interchange information accordingly.
Everything except poster printing are made by hand, using techniques which can be provided in-house.
The pages of disk reviews consist of eleven successive tri-fold pages. The inner pages have archived information, that are copied images and data, and captions of sound sources, which are laid out non-grid based. The outer pages show characteristic visuals of each sound source in large size. By using sheer wrapping paper as printing paper, the content corresponds through transparent inner and outer pages.
297mm x 210mm / 62p in black and white / with A2 poster / in an OPP bag
First edition of 250 copies, of which 50 copies are specially bound
Second edition of 270 copies
Price: 1,905 yen
Designed by Shin Akiyama + Naoki Ise + Wataru Kobara + Takashi Honda
Poster printed by Kohsoku Printing
Body printed and bound by chiku chiku laboratory
©2013 Yuzuru Agi
All rights reserved.
Printed and bound in Japan
Shop list: at the date of February 1st, 2014
nu things / Osaka
Calo / Osaka
Nadiff / in various locations
Store 15 Nov / Sendai
LOSAPSON? / Tokyo
Rasen / Matsuyama >> facebook
Utrecht / Tokyo
Moire / Kyoto