A manifesto, of sorts:
We Need No Swords is place to write about sound on the fringes or under the radar. Experimental music, whatever that means these days. The remnants of the avant garde. Noise. Drones. Improvisation. Instruments under pressure. Instruments that aren’t instruments.
The focus is on things that aren’t always visible elsewhere (although lots are). Netlabel gurus. Bandcamp pioneers. CD-r heroes. Cassette ninjas. Some of it is free, some is nearly free and some ain’t free at all.
No audience? Perhaps, perhaps not. But I’m here, and you’re here. That’s a start, right?
The real story:
I’m making this up as I go along. Learning to listen, then learning to write about it. A work in progress.
The real, real story:
Oh go on then. We Need No Swords is run by Paul Margree. Hello. There’s no plan (see above) – well, not much (see above).
I listen to everything I can, so if you think I’d like something, send it to me, digitally at: email@example.com or physical stuff to 22 Bedford Road, London, N2 9DA. No guarantees, mind.