Saturday, September 6, 2008

Total - Volume One [1991, My Scan]

Not so much a music zine as a collection of articles on countercultural movements and conspiracy theories. The cover lists Front Line Assembly, Finitribe, Bourbonese Qualk, Coil, Lagowski, etc. But aside from a couple fullpage art collages for some of them, these artists only appear on the accompanying cd. The one exception is an 2 page layout containing what i'm assuming is Adi Newton's TAGC manifesto, with The Anti Group appearing on the cd as well.


The cd was released/distributed by Soleilmoon/Staalplaat along with the zine in an edition of 1000. You can grab the cd over at
Because God Told Me To Do It.
The Thing On The Doorstep


  1. Cheers and thanks... did I say that...

  2. OOH you naughty boy!
    Hi, I edited TOTAL (which ran to two editions, number 2 being a 160 page book and CD) and compiled the CD. It was a long time ago now and although I can't vouch for what Solielmoon would say about it being up for download I personally think that blogs like yours are what music blogging should be about, establishing a sense of history in an area that is somewhat overlooked. Copyright Infringement, well, that's a whole new ball game. Everything I did over a ten year period is now out of print (I ran a number of labels) and I'm intrigued and pleased that there is still an interest in the back catalogue. I'm in the process of compiling / designing a label history site and will add ye to my links page. Oh I also wrote for 'Music From The Empty Quarter'.
    Best Wishes.


  3. Awesome zine. Thank you very much for posting it. I don't suppose there is any way to get vol. 2? That would make me very very happpy. Keep up the good work.


  4. Any chance of a reupload? Thanks!