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Timothy Leary / Scorn / Seefeel / David Toop / The Yanomami
American psychologist and writer Timothy Leary (1920-1996) is a leading figure of the 1960s counterculture and culture of psychedelic drugs, notably LSD.

Scorn is an English electronic, industrial and experimental music band founded in 1991 by Mick Harris and Nic Bullen (Napalm Death).

Seefeel is an English electronic music band founded in 1992 by Mark Clifford, Mark Van Hoen, Justin Fletcher, and Sarah Peacock.

Born near London in 1949, David Toop is a musician, writer and sound curator. He has published three books, numerous solo albums since his first album released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975, curated five CD compilations, composed the soundtrack for an outdoor spectacular under Lisbon Expo '98, recorded shamanistic ceremonies in Amazonas. He worked with musicians including Brian Eno, John Zorn, Prince Far I, Jon Hassell, Derek Bailey, Talvin Singh, Evan Parker, Max Eastley, Scanner, Ivor Cutler, Haruomi Hosono, Jin Hi Kim and Bill Laswell, and collaborated with artists from many other disciplines, including theatre director/actor Steven Berkoff, Japanese Butoh dancer Mitsutaka Ishii, sound poet Bob Cobbing, visual artist John Latham, filmmaker Jae-eun Choi and author Jeff Noon.
As a critic and columnist he has written for many publications, including The Wire, The Face, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Arena, Vogue, Spin, GQ, Bookforum, Urb, Black Book, The New York Times and The Village Voice.

See also David Toop; Paul Burwell & David Toop.

Sub Rosa
Ancient Light and the Blackcore was originally published in 1995 as part of Sub Rosa's “Utopian Diaries” series. It gathers 5 tracks of hallucinatory music and extraordinary recordings of shamanic ceremony from the Yanomami communauty. Includes the text Subworld by David Toop. First vinyl issue.