TETANUS (Ita) #11 floppy-zine 1998

Year: 1998
Vote: 6.0
INTERVIEWS WITH: ADNAUSEAM, BRAINWASH, CRIPPLE BASTARDS, CSSO, DEEDS OF FLESH, HAEMORRAGE CORPSE, NEFAS, SLAPSTICK… – 116 files written in Italian

Uhmm. this floppy
disk has floated around on my desk for quite a while before getting
a review, but the time has come to rant a bit about it. My first
reaction was of pure horror, but you know, I have hanged through
squats and small punk/diy gigs for quite a long time now and you
know, I think I know I understood how Borys reasons. Good points:
this floppy disc is free, it’s in some way, an ancestor of modern
day webzines (not all of them, but conceptually I mean…): it’s
free infos for anybody, you are completely free of distributing
all this packed info monster as long as you want ( by the way
you can download it below) and, well, the interviews are interesting
and it just does what a fanzine should do, inject some intelligence
and good sense in the underground scene, and shed some light on
the most obscure bands… Borys, like I used to be a few years
ago, is completely immersed in every kind of underground extreme
music from doom to death metal hard core grind and punk, industrial
dark wave and whatever you can come up with… that’s a good choice,
considering 15 years ago, the scene was really like this. But
on the bad side, I don’t like the experiment of a floppy ‘zine
for the simple reason it doesn’t "feel" concrete. You
have no artwork, you have no pictures, yellowing pages you can
read on the toilet or a physical body that can collect dust on
a shelf… well I am too close minded in my old collections…
i barely got used to CDs after all these years, (vynil rules)…
and now that you have the Internet for free… this is an hybrid
which doesn’t get me too interested.

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