Freedom Press and Bookshop in Whitechapel, London, was firebombed on the weekend. We went down there yesterday to survey the damage and offer a little support.
This is in fact the second time the bookshop has been attacked. In March 1993 it was firebombed by the neo-nazi group Combat 18 (1 and 8 being the positions of Hitler’s initials in the alphabet – although universally ignorant of history, it seems some fascists can actually read). This time, no-one has so far claimed responsibility. No-one was injured in the attack.
Apart from being our favourite anarchist bookshop, Freedom Press also provides a home for other grass roots organisations including Corporate Watch, Solidarity Federation, Advisory Service for Squatters and the London Campaign Against Poverty. The newspaper and original printing press dates back to the 1880′s, and has a long history of involvement in local struggles as well as international solidarity campaigns.
To support Freedom, make a donation or take out a subscription. Rebel Technology will shortly be auctioning a few modules to help raise funds.
We are excited to announce the final module in the Euclidean series: Κλάσματα.
Κλάσματα is a single channel, voltage controlled Euclidean sequencer. With sequences of up to 32 steps it further broadens the rhythmic possibilities of Στοιχεῖα. Both sequence length and the number of fills can be simultaneously voltage controlled, allowing endless variations and long, evolving patterns.
We’ve got a limited number of Stoicheia modules for sale directly from the BlipBox webshop. We will follow up with the new Klasmata module very soon. We don’t expect these to last long, so get some while you can!
Robert and Jason, the team behind the new modular synthesizer documentary I Dream of Wires, came to HQ on the weekend. They travelled all the way from the US to talk to us!
Actually that’s not true – they came here to interview our friend Dom Butler from Factory Floor. Nice people that they are, after seeing some of what we do here they agreed to point the camera our way. Hopefully the footage will be up on their website at some point.
It looks like it will be a fantastic movie. As well as making a feature length film, they are documenting the inside world of the modular community at a very, very interesting time. Some of the many interviews they’ve filmed are already available to view on the website, so make sure to head over there: I Dream of Wires. And support them on IndieGoGo!
We made an announcement yesterday on the venerable muffwiggler forum to introduce Stoicheia. It was greeted with such enthusiasm that we decided we should make a few modules available for immediate purchase.
We have therefore put a small number of Stoicheia modules aside, available to buy online from the BlipBox shop.
If you place an order, please remember to include a shipping method!
Many thanks to all those expressing their interest and encouragement!