Steven Lambke – Dark Blue [Chapbook]
This special limited edition chapbook collects the lyrics of Steven Lambke – Dark Blue. 20 pages. Hand bound. 8 1/2″ x 7″. Flannel Grey 98lb cover. Stygian Black 98 lb end pages. Published by Beautiful Outlaw Press.
Tell me a story,
beginning and ending.
Most of what happens,
This time I’m listening:
towards the door;
there’s dust and coughing;
“you call that singing?”
I’m always beginning
The words of the song are a record of the song as performed. They are what remains after the sound. Yet, on the page, the words act as reminder or prescription for the song to be reenacted. In this sense the song exists in potential.
With Dark Blue, Steven Lambke builds a visceral swirl of narrative images, dense with allusions and invocations, rich with imagery and scene, into a series of creation stories, a document of disruption, a lament for environmental ruin and the destructions of colonialism, and a stubborn evidence of endurance and transcendence.
What act of creation could ever be called complete? The song reacts to the world into which it is enters, and acts on that world. The outcome is unknown. The song moves through the world like a rendezvous of atoms.
Includes a digital download of the Steven Lambke – Dark Blue audio album.
- ISBN 978-0-9921250-6-6
- 100 copies
- Designed and Typeset by Beautiful Outlaw Press,
- Cabbagetown, Toronto, January 29, 2019
Ancient Shapes – Across Canada 2018 Photo Book
A collection of black and white tour photos from Ancient Shapes’ cross-Canada January 2018 tour, from Vancouver to Montreal. 120 pages, 147 photos, 6×9” format, includes photos from the stage, the van, the beds, the hotels, the freezing cold road stops and the results of drinking too many Labatt 50s as captured by photographer Sebastian Buzzalino.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Dan on a couple of tours, but this was the first time documenting his punk project, Ancient Shapes. Huddled in a busted van full of speed holes as we raced across Canada at the height of winter, I captured a more frenetic, urgent side of his music. Between the close quarters, the packed venues and our scrappy camaraderie, these represent some of my most visceral and intimate photos to date.” – Sebastian Buzzalino
“Sebastian Buzzalino is an invisible summer. When behind the camera, he is disguised and blends into even the most vivid scenery. This ability is what makes him able to capture the raw, living, bleeding imagery that he does. Never have I met someone with such a quick response and attention to a subject. Above all this, when the camera comes down, his beautiful smile appears.” – Daniel Romano
To see more of Sebastian’s work please visit Unfolding Creative Photography.