Books Of BokONOn is a new record label which will be heavily curated and feature wild, psychedelic, weird, fun, and hypnotic dancing music together with heavy philosophy, magic, surrealism and polemic. Initially there will be two simultaneous releases and five months later a further three releases.
This campaign has been set up to fund the first two releases, with an option to subscribe to all Five.
BooKs Of BokONOn one: Another Gentleman Day by Pipl Blong Tomorrah, b/w secret remixes (details to be revealed shortly)
One night almost exactly three years ago I had a dream about Bill Drummond, dishing out art advice. Very weird as I never remember my dreams. I emailed him about it to see if he had any advice, and as a p.s. I mentioned Yoko Ono's Lighthouse At The Top Of The World. Although Bill is a friend of artists everywhere, I like to think that the main reason that he responded was because of that p.s. and he set up a scheme where I was to email him with my artistic developments and he in turn was secretly sending me chapters of the project he was currently working on, which of course became the novel 2023 and the return of The JAMMS.
Sometime during this email exchange, I sent Bill my latest work, a track which uses Ken Campbell's translation of Macbeth into Bislama, a pidgen english that developed on the Melanesian sugar plantations and the very next week I find that Bill has incorporated the same monologue into the next chapter of his book! It's right there on pages 104-106. Ace.
Meanwhile in the last two years the track has rocked so many dancefloors from my dub cut that it's finally time to get it out there. Your disco LOVES Ken Campbell...
a 21st century remake of Terry Riley's lost classic 'You're No Good'. Originally commissioned by a tripping Philly nightclub owner in '67, Terry's loop and delay masterpiece is a full FIVE YEARS ahead of Tom Moulton's "first disco record" in it's extension of a 3 minute northern soul cut into 20 minutes of hypnotic madness. Unfortunately the original becomes way too messy for even the most fuckest uppest of leftfield dancefloors, so BooKs Of BokONOn have recreated it's maddening and magical beauty from scratch using 21st Century tech to elicit wild whoops and hollers on the dancefloors of the current discordian disco underground. It's an essential piece of history for the future, now that time as we know it is coming to a big question mark, with it's newly repurposed central message thrown at a civilisation past it's sell by date. 'You're No Good' could be an anthem to sing as we wave ta-ra to our outmoded slave owners and their old ways of being, dancing our faces off.
Artwork for this project by the inimitable TURBO ISLAND
23 percent of any profits from this release will be split between a charity for parrots and the David Lynch foundation, which encourages underprivileged children to learn meditation.
There are some mo' related rewards in the pipeline, so watch the skies for updates :)
Love, light, and peace - the BooKs Of BokONOn, twenty five to six (o.n.o.), 17/11/17