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Floppy Disk Memories (1997)

A package arrived in the mail recently containing the above artifact, a floppy disk labeled “epulse 1997.” It contained most of the issues of epulse published that year. Epulse was a zine I founded in 1994 at Tower Records, where I was an editor from 1989 through 1996. I left the company in 1996 to join, and continued writing freelance for the magazines (in addition to epulse, there was the flagship, Pulse!, and a magazine I co-founded, Classical Pulse!). Epulse, somewhat advanced for its time, was published only via email: 1997 was its third full year of existence, and it ran through 2002.

Anyhow, I flipped through the issues and located seven stories I’d written that hadn’t yet been archived here at, so here they are, all from 1997, reviews of: (1) a split single by Asian Dub Foundation and Atari Teenage Riot, (2) a soundtrack album of work by Toru Takemitsu (Woman in the Dunes), (3) a Chicago Hope episode that nodded heavily, and self-consciously, in the direction of Dennis Potter, (4) a single by early Rephlex artist Kiyoshi Izumi, (5) an album (Sci-Fi Cafe) of sci-fi theme covers including Loop Guru doing Star Trek and Electric Skychurch doing a Brian Eno track from Dune, (6) Gianluigi Trovesi Octet‘s album Les Hommes Armes (on Soul Note: “trad jazz elements … fused with electronic noise”), and (7) a reissue of the David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello book Signifying Rappers (Ecco).

Thanks for the disk go to Jason Verlinde (of, who took over the editing of epulse when I left the company (years later I took it back on as a freelance project).

By Marc Weidenbaum

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